Numerous sites and sources are currently reporting that Darko Milicic has turned down a contract with Real Madrid Baloncesto in favor of returning to the NBA. Sources are also saying that the Boston Celtics are the favorites to land him.
Milicic's contract was worth a reported six-million dollars over three years with the Spanish team. Real Madrid is already the home of former NBA players Rudy Fernandez and Sergio Rodriguez.
The former No. 2 overall pick was amnestied by the Minnesota Timberwolves this summer, and was having a hard time finding a team willing to take him on. His turning down of the popular Spanish team means a NBA return is probable.
The report is originating from a European website, with a loosely translated headline of: Milicic Working on Deal with Boston. However, if any of you are so inclined to help out with the translation, please do!
There are a few other sites reporting this deal, such as Sportando and Pro Basketball Talk state-side.
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