Dario Saric had interest in joining the Philadelphia 76ers for the upcoming season.
Saric will have to remain with Anadolu Efes until 2016.
“Saric told people he wanted to join Philadelphia now, but couldn’t because his contract had no out-clause,” a source told Basketball Insiders.
Saric was the 12th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.
“It’s really hard for me to answer that,” Saric said. “I can’t comment.”
“I think I’m ready to compete in the NBA, against the best players, but we built a great team in Efes and I want to help the club win a championship.”