Breaking: Dario Saric has agreed in principle to a three year deal with Anadolu Efes a source close to Saric told http://t.co/KQ6fwudeVT.— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 23, 2014
Saric's draft stock will likely take a small hit. He was projected at No. 12 in last mock. Will fall to 17 to Celtics in our newest one.— Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 23, 2014
Here's the video link to Ford's latest mock draft. Disregard Walter Tavares to the Celtics at #6. It's apparently a typo. Our resident draft expert, Kevin O'Connor, loves this:
For the record, I'd take Joel Embiid and Dario Saric over Kevin Love if I'm the Boston Celtics.— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) June 23, 2014
I totally agree. If Love is a no-go, the rebuild will be prolonged. Embiid's surgery is expected to keep him out 4-6 months and Saric's new contract could potentially keep him out of the NBA until 2016-2017. It's not exactly news that win-now fans want to hear, but getting two guys that could have gone #1 and top-ten in the lottery respectively would be an absolute steal this off season and a worthy consolation prize in the Kevin Love sweepstakes.