Dario Saric, a Croatian "point forward" who was projected to be picked in the lottery in Thursday's NBA Draft, has signed a deal with a Turkish team that will likely keep him out of the NBA for a couple more seasons, ESPN reports.
Breaking: Dario Saric has agreed in principle to a three year deal with Anadolu Efes a source close to Saric told http://t.co/KQ6fwudeVT.— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 23, 2014
The deal will essentially prohibit Saric from playing in the NBA for a minimum of two years the source told ESPN.— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 23, 2014
Saric was getting looks from teams as high as the 76ers at No. 10. He averaged 19.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game for Croatian team KK Cibona this season.
Despite not being able to play in the NBA next season, there's a good chance Saric still gets drafted in the first round. Ford actually has the Celtics taking him with the No. 17 pick. Here's to waiting, right?