09/01/16 4:52 pm EST
Even though Dario Saric displayed moments of basketball brilliance down in Rio, the role the 76ers Euro “star” will take on for our 76ers remains uncertain. There’s no doubt the Croatian national will see significant playing time for Brett Brown this coming season but it remains unclear if the rookie will appear in the first-five; or if he will be a valuable 6th man type; or simply a second unit player. It may also take some time to clarify which position Saric is best suited to play in the NBA, but that’s a topic for a different post.
Despite all the question marks that surround Saric’s role during his debut season in a 76er uniform, one thing is certain, online NBA odds are forecasting that with Saric on the roster (and fellow rookie Ben Simmons) the 76ers will be a much better team in 2016-17. After the jump we’ll take an overview of Saric’s career and examine how the big man has done as a starter and a reserve with his previous teams.