Per Chad Ford of ESPN.com draft prospect Dario Saric is leaning toward pulling out of the NBA draft and remaining in Croatia another year.
Sources say that Saric, who plays for the Croatian team Cibona, understands his lofty draft position but wants to stay in Europe one more year to hone his skills. He’s enjoying his time in Croatia and feels he’s not quite ready for the NBA.
A guaranteed lock for a first round pick, Saric’s name has been linked to the Thunder, along with the Mavs, Pelicans and Trail Blazers.
Saric, 19, has until June 17 to make the decision.