Dario Saric loves playing for his homeland. The Sixers will have to live with the rocky starts it causes him | Mike Sielski

Dario Saric loves playing for his homeland. The Sixers will have to live with the rocky starts it causes him | Mike Sielski

Dario Saric loves playing for his homeland. The Sixers will have to live with the rocky starts it causes him | Mike Sielski

For 50 minutes after the 76ers had finished practice Friday afternoon, Dario Saric remained on the floor at the team’s Camden practice facility, the last player there. He worked his way around the 3-point arc at a basket at the far end of the gym, from the left corner to the left wing to the top of the key and so on, taking shot after shot. Chris Babcock, the Sixers’ director of player development, rebounded every make and miss and kept snapping the ball back to Saric with crisp chest-passes. Each time Saric, who is 6-foot-11, took a 3-pointer, D.J. MacLeay, the team’s video coordinator, who is 6-foot-7 and played Division I basketball at Bucknell, ran toward him, arms up and flailing, fingers wiggling.

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Published at Sat, 27 Oct 2018 20:39:49 +0000

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