Dario_Saric,_Austria_v_Croatia

2014 NBA Draft Player Profile: Dario Saric

Dario_Saric,_Austria_v_Croatia

Dario Saric
Croatia (Born 1994)
Small Forward/Power Forward
6’10″ 223 lbs

 

Accolades:

FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship MVP (2010)
FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship MVP (2012)
Croatian League Finals MVP (2013)
FIBA European Young Player of the Year (2013)
Adriatic League MVP (2014)
Adriatic League Finals MVP (2014)

 

The Good:

- extremely skilled player for his size
- ‘point forward’ potential
- despite young age, experience leading championship teams
- can score inside & out
- capable ballhandler for his size
- very good playmaker
- solid rebounder
- extremely experienced
- very smart player

 

The Bad:

- short wingspan
- turnover prone
- not an outstanding athlete
- inconsistent outside shot
- might struggle defensively in the NBA
- needs to get physically stronger
- will need to adjust to the NBA/North American style of play
- just signed a new contract in Europe – won’t be coming to NBA for a couple of years at least

 

The Video Proof:

NBA Comparison: 

Chandler Parsons, Toni Kukoc

 

The Skinny:

Dario Saric could be the biggest star/bust gamble in the lottery this year.

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