Darko Millicic To Get First Real Chance with Minnesota Timberwolves

July 18th, 2010 by Matt Bick Leave a reply »

Darko Milicic came into the league as an 18-year-old (actually drafted when he was 17) and was drafted second overall by the Detroit Pistons.

From there onward, Milicic, for a variety of reasons, found himself playing backup to somebody.  Whether it was Ben Wallace in Detroit or Pau Gasol in Memphis, Milicic never really had a long enough run to become “the guy” for an NBA team.

Darko finally has that chance with the Minnesota Timberwolves.  When Milicic was first acquired by the team, he was reluctant to join.  And who could really blame him?  For as long as he had been put on the bench in New York, all he wanted was to see out the end of his contract and return to Europe, where he could get back to just playing the game and earning a handsome salary.

Then the Wolves came along and convinced him to give Minnesota a go.  Why not?  With just a few months left on his contract, it was a perfect situation for both Darko and the Wolves. 

The Wolves got to basically audition a center who has long been seen ...

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