Feb 15, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; A view NBA logo during the NBA All Star Jam Session at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft Rumors: Dario Saric is leaning towards declaring


One of the potential top picks in this summer’s NBA Draft is once again making some waves in draft circles as mammoth small forward Dario Saric is still leaning towards entering the draft. There has been a lot of mixed reporting about his status but ESPN’s Chard Ford noted in a char session today that Saric is indeed leaning towards entering the draft, even if it’s being reported differently and Saric’s own father doesn’t believe he’s ready.

Per Ford:

His dad also told papers yesterday he didn’t think his son was ready for the NBA and that he didn’t want him to declare. Not saying he won’t change his mind. Last year he declared, got a promise from a team in the lottery, and then withdrew anyway. But that’s where his camp is leaning right now.

Saric is being mocked to go late in the lottery if he declares for the draft but even if he declares he could back out and change his mind. He did this exact thing last year and it has a lot of teams thinking that he might flake again. But if he doesn’t Saric is a top prospect with a lot to love about him and there will be no way he falls too far, especially when someone like the Phoenix Suns have four picks and the luxury to splurge on ‘wait and see’ players.

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