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When Darko Milicic took his leave from the Celtics this week, many fans immediately recognized what that meant. Their team now had an open roster spot, and there was a name on the list of free agents who most of them recognized.
Kenyon Martin has become the name du jour for Celtics fans, much like Austin Rivers was the guy everybody wanted to know about in the run-up to the draft. But there is no hurry to find another big man, and the Celtics are not convinced that their struggles on the glass and on defense can be fixed simply by adding new personnel.
If Darko Milicic leaves, will the Celtics look into Kenyon Martin?
– Kyle Moule via Twitter
It is fair to assume the Celtics will look into several players, and Martin’s name reportedly has been brought up by the Celtics players themselves. But if team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was itching for a chance to talk with Martin, he had a funny way of showing it. In the immediate aftermath of Milicic’s departure and the ...
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Celtics Nation is awash in indifference as word filters out that Darko Milicic’s career with the Celtics is likely over. Milicic did not travel with the team to Detroit for Sunday’s game and returned to Serbia to be with his ailing mother. Various sources are indicating that Darko is not expected to return and the [...]
Per the official Twitter of the Boston Celtics, the C’s have waived center Darko Milicic. The Boston Celtics announced today that they have waived center Darko Milicic: on.nba.com/UXhVaB — Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 21, 2012 There has been talk recently that center Darko Milicic was contemplating leaving the Celtics to be with his ill mother [...]
Darko Milicic hasn’t made up his mind whether he’s staying or going yet. But if he leaves, the Celtics don’t seem to be in any rush to fill his spot.
“I don’t think we are in any rush to [fill the spot],” said Rivers. “If we see somebody out there that we think could help us, if Darko leaves, then yes. If not, patience usually helps in our league, especially after...
The team announced today that they have waived Darko Milicic. Darko’s mother is ill, and he has decided to go home to spend time with her and his family.
“Darko has asked us to release him so he could deal with a personal matter,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “The whole Celtics family wishes Darko and his family well.”
Doc has said that...
The Boston Celtics announced they have waived Darko Milicic, likely ending one of the oddest and most disappointing careers in the NBA's history.
Milicic started his career as the second pick in the celebrated 2003 Draft. The expectations that came from being that pick in that draft. He could never live up to Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. Even Kirk Hinrich...
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have waived center Darko Milicic: on.nba.com/UXhVaB
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 21, 2012
And so, the Darko Milicic era ends in Boston.
“Darko has asked us to release him so he could deal with a personal matter,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “The whole Celtics family wishes Darko and his...
Doc Rivers saw a change in Darko Milicic a few weeks ago, almost as soon as the veteran center found out that his mother was ill. It was one thing for Milicic to deal with some professional setbacks with the Celtics, having played a grand total of five minutes all season. Adding personal angst made it even tougher.
"His mom's sick, he's not playing, the homesickness...
WALTHAM, Mass. — Doc Rivers saw a change in Darko Milicic a few weeks ago, almost as soon as the veteran center found out that his mother was ill. It was one thing for Milicic to deal with some professional setbacks with the Celtics, having played a grand total of five minutes all season. Adding personal angst made it even tougher.
“His mom’s sick, he’s not playing, the homesickness...
Good evening, basketball fans, and welcome to yet another volume of The Best Plays You’ve Never Seen Before! In this special edition post you will find five of the best highlights produced by Darko Milicic, the notorious Serbian center selected second overall by the Detroit Pistons in 2003. Over the course of his unsuccessful nine-year NBA career, which very possibly ended today...
Darko Milicic asked for his release to return to Europe to attend to his ill mother.
On WEEI's Dennis and Callahan show this morning, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers discussed the state of the team, and had this to say about Darko Milicic:
"It's up to him right now. He has some family issues, more his mom. Not playing, and being in another country, and the NBA hasn't gone exactly great for him over his career. So, it's a lot of reasons for him...
It looks like Darko Milicic will be leaving the Celtics and heading back to Europe, according to Doc Rivers’ quotes from the Dennis and Callahan radio show this morning. While I think this has little to no effect on the team from a basketball perspective, it’s kind of sad from a fan perspective. It was fun to hope for the reincarnation of one of the biggest draft busts...
Doc rivers says it is "unlikely" Darko will return, adding that the #Celtics in no rush to fill his roster spot.
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) November 20, 2012
Earlier Doc said the decision was up to Darko whether to stay or go. That basically he didn't care either way. Sounding like Darko's decision will be to leave. I wouldn't necessarily pencil...
Because of all the variables involved, the NBA Draft is an inexact science at best. Although many top selections, do play well enough to justify when they went in the Draft; there have been plenty of players that either proved to be amazing steals, or cataclysmic busts. There have been selections that just were not as good as NBA scouts expected them to be, while others failed; betrayed...