Originally Posted by Jameerthefear
There were rumblings that he could come over next year. Even Philly fans on here brought it up. This basically guarantees he doesn't come over till '17
Pretty sure that he never had a real shot to come over in time for this upcoming season. A 76ers official apparently told a reporter that they want him here now and the reporter then tweeted that they are working to bring him over. He doesn't even have a buyout clause until next season. Speculating here, but that sliver of hope of Saric jumping this summer may have buoyed the bad news about Embiid somewhat.
He stands to make significantly more during his first NBA contract if he stays overseas for the duration of his current deal. He makes more now than he would according to the NBA rookie pay scale (something like 2.5M euros annually).
Only benefit to him starting here sooner is he can get a max deal faster. If he waits until 2017, assuming no lockout and his contract pays him same % of cap that Mirotic got, he'll make like $9M/year.