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Sixers Overseas: Euroleague Play Kicks Off

Saric gets his shooting stroke going in Euroleague, Micic continues to recover from injury and Finnish basketball goes haywire per usual.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

"Sixers Overseas" is your weekly update on 76ers prospects who are spanning the globe, from Turkey to Germany and everywhere in between.

Dario Saric: Anadolu Efes kicked off its new season over the past week and saw no shortage of action. In his first Turkish Basketball League game of the season against Galatasaray, The Homie Dario got into foul trouble relatively fast, picking up two personals in his only twelve minutes (note: five fouls is a foul-out under FIBA rules). He finished with four points, two rebounds and an assist in that time, shooting 2-2 for the field.

In Efes' first two Euroleague contests, however, Saric has seen the floor more. The opening match-up with French club Limoges saw Saric compile 11 points, five boards and two dimes to go with a couple turnovers as well in 25 minutes, while the second meeting with Armani saw a similar 12-5-2 line. Saric is shooting 11-15 from the field over the course of these three games, which includes 4-6 from deep. Look for him to try to keep with that consistency on his shooting stroke this week as Efes meets with Banvit on Oct. 25.

Vasilije Micic: After recovering from an ankle injury suffered last month, Micic was active for Bayern Munich for the first time this season on Oct. 16 for the team's Euroleague opener against Fenerbahce Ulker, but the 2014 second-round pick was a DNP by coach's decision. He'd see the same fate in German League action against MBC, and again in Euroleague play yesterday against Khimky.

The team posted a video of Micic and fellow injured teammate, former Oregon guard and future Eagle Bryce Taylor getting loose before the MBC game.

Realistically, Micic inconveniently missed a crucial time period during the month leading up to the new season, and the coaches probably just need more time to bring him along. There's no reason to think he won't be back on the floor sooner rather than later.

Chu Chu Maduabum: It was a wild week in Pirkanmaa, Finland, as Pyrinto Tampere faced off with a fierce rival in the Helsinki Seagulls on both Oct. 16 and Oct. 20. On the 16th, Chu Chu Maduabum saw 10 minutes, and racked up one point, six rebounds and two blocks in a devastating two-point Tampere loss on the road.

But, as of course is characteristic of this Pyrinto squad, they came right back at the Seagulls on the 20th in another nail-biter, scrapping out a two-point victory in front of their home crowd. Maduabum stuffed the stat sheet, dropping two points, crashing the glass for five boards and picking up a block and four fouls in 14 minutes.

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