When the Philadelphia 76ers traded for Dario Saric in the 2014 NBA Draft, his plan was to play two more years overseas before making the move to the NBA. He is certainly a man of his word.
After nearly a year of reaffirming his intentions to play for the Sixers in the 2016-17 season, Saric has officially signed with the team.
It's official. Dario Saric is a Sixer. #PHILAfirst— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) July 15, 2016
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#️⃣9️⃣ #PHILAfirst pic.twitter.com/OGUm0yZ4Nv— Philadelphia 76ers (@Sixers) July 15, 2016
Philadelphia is getting him at the perfect time. Saric shot a career best 40.7 percent from three with his club team, Anadolu Efes, and was just named MVP of the Olympic qualifying tournament in Turin, Italy, where he averaged 14.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. He is naturally a power forward, but out of all the bigs on the Sixers roster right now, he seems like the easiest plug in piece. His defense may be an issue, but his ability to stretch the floor will be extremely vital.
With Saric now in the fold, and Joel Embiid seemingly healthy after two years of rehab, the plane has finally landed. No we get to watch the Sixers put it all together.