Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 9/26/12
On today’s All About 18 edition, we take a closer look at the Boston Celtics’s deep big man pool featuring the recently acquired Darko Milicic and Jason Collins and the returning Chris Wilcox.  Of the three, Milicic may be the most maligned for having been famously (or notoriously) drafted second overall by Detroit in 2003 behind LeBron James and ahead of Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh – and being the least accomplished of that quintet.  Although he owns a championship ring from his run with the ’04 Pistons, his on-court exploits have so far been subpar.  In nine campaigns with five NBA teams, the 7’0”, 275-lb. Darko registered averages of only 6.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks.  The good news, though, is that the 27-year-old is on the upswing – having submitted career-bests (8.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg and 2.0 bpg) with Minnesota in 2010-11 – just prior to last year’s lockout-shortened campaign (when he fell out of favor with Wolves...
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