Dario Saric pulls out
We make decision this morning that we will withdraw Dario from the 2013 draft
Saric has until June 17 to change his mind again, that is the deadline to withdraw from the draft.
Saric was projected to be a first round pick, DraftExpress had him going No. 21 although others think he could be as high as a late lottery selection. He’s a vintage European big man — 6’10” but he plays like a small forward. He sees the court well, is a great ball handler and passer. His jump shot could use to be steadier and he needs to get stronger, but there is potential there.
That potential appears headed back to Croatia for another season.
Now I wonder who would have took the gamble to draft and stash if he chose to stay.
Im skeptical that Dario gets the strength training he needs in Europe. Wish him the best though. He's a unique and high-IQ prospect.
I think it's a very good decision, as I've said before he's really just a skinny long college freshman that isn't sure what position he'll play.
If Dario spends the whole of next year working on his game and body - I think he can be a late lottery selection even in next year's loaded draft.
I think it's also best to play in the NBA the very next season after you're drafted, who knows what can happen in a year, maybe the team that drafted you won't want you as much.
Like with Motiejunas, he came into a team extremely loaded at his position, I bet Houson wouldn't have drafted him in the 2012 draft.
I'm now even more excited about the 2014 draft, damn.
Don't like the fact Euros can pull out this late but our own kids deadline is like in April..that's weak
I find it ironic how a month ago you disagreed with me when I brought it up just to agree now.
"IT doesn't matter, these guys are already playing pro overseas and majority of them who are not drafted in the lottery stay overseas for a couple more years. College players put the school and high school at a disadvantage because of recuriting."
Does that look familiar?
You must have no life if you would dig up a month old thread just to try and make someone look bad.
It does suck they can pull out this late, but it's still better than drafting them and they never come over like Fran Vasquez. Just think how pissed you'd be if your team drafted a guy in the lottery who decided to keep playing overseas for the rest of his career?
If he does not want to come over next year he should still elect to get drafted and come over when he is ready ala Rubio.
What could possibly be the weakest draft in the last 10 years just got even weaker. smh
I think its a nice draft class with a lot of players who can play important roles for teams. I don't think you'll find franchise players in this draft but a lot of solid players all the way into the 40 pick selections.
NBA is filled with franchise players and next draft class has a lot of high potential players, so it'll be hard to expect for this class to produce mega star talent.
But damn, I was really hoping the Timberwolves would pull an upset and draft him. I think he would've been a perfect off-the-ball option at small forward for Rubio
He didn't make me look bad, he made himself look lonely and pathetic!! Get a life to scroll through post several months ago and actually remember what I put..that's kind of creepy.
Roy Hibbert's chuckling at this title.
It's way early when looking at the 2014 Draft, but where does Saric rank among those potentially declaring? That draft already looks nice and it just got a tad more deep. Just a tad though. :)
It's creepy that a guy remembers what you said? It's on the internet... if you don't want it brought up again, don't post it.
Otherwise the most creepy thing so far is you referring to him as creepy because he called bull$h1t..