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Sixers Overseas: Vasilije Micic Cracks Starting Lineup

Dario Saric continues to play solid basketball, and 2014 second-round pick Vasilije Micic finally cracked the starting lineup for Crvena Zvezda.

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Dario Saric: It was a solid past couple of weeks for The Homie Dario (TM). On Jan. 21 in a tight loss to Cedevita in Top-16 Euroleague play, Saric went 16 points on 7-16 from the field, including 1-of-4 from deep, with four boards and four assists in 33 minutes.

The following weekend against Unicaja, he saw just 16 minutes, but still put together seven points and a couple of offensive rebounds in an efficient outing (3-of-5). He capped off the week back in regular season BSL play in 21 minutes against Konyaspor, shooting 3-of-7 from the field and knocking down one trey with five rebounds. Most importantly over these past couple of weeks though is that he's managed to cut down on his brutal fouling tendencies, which I've harped on in the past. He's been hovering around five fouls per-40 this season, but only picked up two in his 33-minute outing with Cedevita.

Efes meets up with Fenerbahce Ulker tomorrow in Euroleague competition, followed by Galatasaray in BSL play on a back-to-back.

Vasilije Micic: After a couple of quietly efficient showings off-the-bench this past week, Vasilije Micic was able to finally get some real minutes with Crvena Zvezda on Monday. In 22 minutes, he pieced together 12 points and 12 assists on 4-of-9 shooting to go with three turnovers. I haven't gotten a chance to watch this game yet, but Micic's appeal is there. He's a rangy point guard with great size at 6-foot-6, who came into the 2014 Draft with a surgical ability to operate the pick-and-roll and a knack for taking the ball to the rack (and even finishing sometimes too).

I'm not so confident that we ever see him come stateside, but if he can string together some consistently efficient play on the tail-end of this season, maybe he could throw himself into the team's future equations.

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