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In a report from Yahoo! Sports NBA journalist Adrian Wojnarowski, Darko Milicic might seek his way back to Europe to be with ailing mother.
Darko Milicic is leaning toward leaving the Boston Celtics for season and returning to Europe to be with ill mother, league sources tell Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) November 19, 2012
Milicic was signed by the Celtics on September 20th for a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum. The 27-year-old had an impressive showing in the 2012-13 preseason, but now he can’t buy time for Doc Rivers’ team.
Celtics thin at the power forward and center position might have to take a look at some options if the nine-year pro decides to leave for home.
One of those options could Kenyon Martin. As CelticsTown.com has reported Boston veterans are pressing the front office to sign the 34-year-old veteran if Milicic walks.
Martin would be a strong fit for this lesser-deep Celtics post depth. His attitude is similar to Kevin Garnett’s (competitiveness). If I am the Celtics, evaluating Collins to Martin will rise to topic.
In my mind, Martin would be an ideal fit for this Boston Celtics team. Not only can he score, but he can block shots as well. Most recently, the 12-year power forward recorded 5.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game with the Los Angeles Clippers.
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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...
Darko Milicic is leaning toward leaving the Boston Celtics for season and returning to Europe to be with ill mother, league sources tell Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) November 19, 2012
Darko was not with the team when they traveled to Detroit and was listed as out for "personal reasons." Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted today that Darko is considering leaving the...
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...
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Boston Celtics center Darko Milicic could be leaving the Boston Celtics to return home in Europe. According to Wojnarowski, Milicic’s mother is sick and he would prefer to be there with his family. There are no other updates at the moment, but may we send our best wishes and prayers to Darko and his family.
Darko Milicic had...
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...
It can be hard for the everyday person to empathize with professional athletes, who have fame, fortune and whole different set of concerns and responsibilities than Joe Schmo. Still, some things are relatable no matter what, such as dealing with an illness in the family.
Darko Milicic is “leaning strongly” toward leaving the Celtics permanently to be with his sick mother in Europe...
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...
The Celtics' reserve center Darko Milicic could be done with the Celtics, and the NBA, for the remainder of the season. According to ESPN.com, it is likely that he will depart to Serbia in order to stay with his ill mother. Milicic has played in one game for Boston this season.
Head coach Doc Rivers had this to say on the matter: "Stuff with his family has been going on...
Darko Milicic's mother is reportedly ill.
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...
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...