MINNEAPOLIS The last time a Timberwolves big man was bound for Boston, it caused a negative uproar. This time, it's something closer to good riddance.
Darko Milicic is no Kevin Garnett, and Minnesota was happy to let him go in July. Now, according to a report from CSNNE.com, the Celtics will sign the former Timberwolf next week to a one-year deal worth the veteran's minimum. For Milicic, who has nine years of NBA experience, that deal will be worth 1.23 million per the terms of the current CBA.
Milicic was the second overall pick in the 2003 NBA draft. The Pistons selected him in lieu of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade, who all remained available at the time. Only LeBron James was selected before Milicic.
Since then, the Serbian-born center has played for five teams, with Boston poised to be his sixth. For his career, he's averaged 6.0 points, but last season in Minnesota he played just 29 games, averaging 4.6 while often sidelined with injuries myriad and vague. Th...