Sixers fans got excited when rumors surfaced last month that Dario Saric could be shadily bought out of his Anadolu Efes contract and brought over to the NBA. When it didn’t happen, some freaked out that Saric might not come over for two years or 28 years or whatever. But according to Basketball Insiders, Dario wanted to be on the Sixers, it just couldn’t happen.
“Saric told people he wanted to join Philadelphia now, but couldn’t because his contract had no out-clause,” a source told Basketball Insiders, while Saric himself said, “I think I’m ready to compete in the NBA, against the best players, but we built a great team in Efes and I want to help the club win a championship.”
And to hold the believers in The Legend of Dario over until next season, here’s a fun fact: Saric recently won the BeoBasket three-point shootout while wearing a white polo shirt, “Euro-fitted shorts,” and “the only pair of shoes [he] had at home.” It’s hard not to like this guy.