Found July 13, 2012 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
Everyone once in a while through no fault of their own, Life messes with some “POOR FRICKIN SOUL” whose only crime was being a victim of circumstance. Over the years Your Old Pal New York Vinnie has seen some players get totally dicked around by the NBA even though they tried their best and never caused any problems for their team or for the NBA. When you discuss players that have gone through that experience there is one guy whose name should appear at the top of the list. Go take a look at the NBA Draft for 2003 and New York Vinnie guarantees that your “FRICKIN” jaw will drop in ”FRICKIN” amazement of all the talent that entered the NBA that year! Here is a great example; All-Star forward David West was taken with pick number 17 by the New Orleans Hornets. Dwyane Wade who is on just about every body’s top five list as the one of the NBA greats was taken number 5 by the Miami Heat. You want to talk about a ”FRICKIN” Treasure Chest this was the year! It was really tough to mess up ...

Wolves use amnesty, waive C Darko Milicic

MINNEAPOLIS In a tale of sports news that had been written for weeks, the Timberwolves announced Thursday that they waived center Darko Milicic, designating him as their amnesty player. Milicic, who spent two and a half seasons in Minnesota, averaged just 4.6 points and 3.3 rebounds in 2011-12 and lost his starting job to Nikola Pekovic in February. He played in just 29 games and...

Celtics interested in Darko

The 2003 NBA Draft isn't kind to Boston.  LeBron, Wade and Bosh eliminated the C's last month in the playoffs while Carmelo is with the rival Knicks.  That's where Darko Milicic comes in to play ...

Report: Timberwolves to amnesty Darko Milicic

  Seems that the Minnesota Timberwolves are joining the amnesty train as they are reported to amnesty Darko via ESPN. The Minnesota Timberwolves plan to amnesty center Darko Milicic in order to give an offer sheet to Portland Trail Blazers restricted free agent Nicolas Batum, a league source says. Milicic has two years and $10 million remaining on his [...]

Wolves waive Milicic, advance pursuit of Batum

The Minnesota Timberwolves have waived center Darko Milicic and submitted a formal offer sheet in an attempt to sign Portland forward Nicolas Batum. Milicic received the amnesty designation Thursday, a one-time provision allowing a team to let a player go without his remaining contract counting against the league's salary cap or luxury tax. Owner Glen Taylor said the team expected...

Wolves cut Webster, trade Miller to Hornets

MINNEAPOLIS On Friday afternoon, the Minnesota Timberwolves waived small forward Martell Webster and traded veteran center Brad Miller to New Orleans. Webster would have been owed 5.7 million next season, but only 600,000 of that sum is guaranteed. Miller, who announced his intention to retire at the end of last season but has not formally done so, is owed 5.1 million next season...

Williams, Johnson willing to put in work

MINNEAPOLIS Sometimes it's easier not to listen. Sometimes, the best decision is to ignore, to forget about opinions and conjecture. Sometimes, the only thing to do is to play basketball. On Friday afternoon, Derrick Williams and Wes Johnson stood at center court in the Minnesota Timberwolves' practice facility. They weren't the tallest players present at minicamp...

Celtics pursuing center Darko Milicic

Darko Milicic became an unrestricted free agent after he was amnestied by the Minnesota Timberwolves. According to Yahoo's Marc Spears, the Celtics are frontrunners in signing him: Frontrunners for free agent center Darko Milicic are Boston, Brooklyn and LA Clippers, league source tells Y! Sports. — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 14, 2012 Hat tip to JHB from the shoutbox

Darko Milicic Goes Unclaimed On Amnesty Waivers

Darko Milicic went unclaimed on the amnesty waiver wire and will become an unrestricted free agent.

Timberwolves' Love is tired of losing

Minnesota Timberwolves two-time All Star forward Kevin Love looked around when he was named one of 12 players chosen to play for the United States in the London Olympics and noticed something. He's the only one of the 12 who has never played in an NBA playoff game. And he's getting antsy for Wolves management to end that distinction. He told Yahoo! Sports so in an interview...

Derrick Williams takes trade rumors in stride

In just over a year in the NBA, Derrick Williams has gone from being the No. 2 overall pick to trade bait. But the Minnesota Timberwolves forward says he is taking the rumors in stride. Williams practiced in Minneapolis on Friday in preparation to play with the Wolves' summer league team in Las Vegas next week. His name was mentioned in possible deals while the Wolves were...

Wolves doing the math to make moves work

MINNEAPOLIS Late Tuesday evening, the announcement was in. The NBA set its salary cap at 58.044 million, the same as last season. The news was as expected, and three hours later, the league's 10-day moratorium on signing free agents ended. Free agents could officially sign, teams could officially trade players and the bureaucratic boredom should have ended. Should have is...

Batum will get Wolves' offer Sunday

MINNEAPOLIS On Friday evening, the Minnesota Timberwolves completed what appeared to be the final step in clearing enough salary cap space to sign restricted free-agent small forward Nicolas Batum to an offer sheet. However, a league technicality will impede them from doing so until 5 p.m. ET Sunday. After releasing small forward Martell Webster and trading center Brad Miller to...

Minnesota Timberwolves Signed Nicolas Batum to Invalid Offer Sheet

David KahnPhoto Credit: David Kahn, the GM of the Minnesota Timberwolves, is known mostly as Bill Simmons’ punching bag and the poster-boy of incompetent general managers. Well, he didn’t do himself any favors when he signed restricted free agent Nicolas Batum to an invalid offer sheet on Thursday. When Batum signed the four-year, 46.5 million dollar deal on...
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