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Something to watch: A good team is going to add Darko

Jul 18, 2012, 3:36 PM EDT

Minnesota Timberwolves v Sacramento Kings

UPDATE 3:36 pm: You can add the Heat and other teams to the list, as Yahoo’s Mark Spears has updated his tweet:

Front runners for free agent center Darko Milicic are Miami, Clippers, Chicago and Brooklyn, source tells Y! Sports.

12:29 pm: Darko Milicic is a free agent. You can get him. The Minnesota Timberwolves used their amnesty clause on him and no team under the cap bid to take over a portion of his contract. He can sign anywhere he wants.

And while he might be manna from heaven for a European squad, he wants to stay in the NBA. And according to Marc Spears at Yahoo Sports he has some pretty high profile suitors.

Frontrunners for free agent center Darko Milicic are Boston, Brooklyn and LA Clippers, league source tells Y! Sports.

Why are these teams lining up? Because it actually makes sense. In each of those cases he would play limited minutes off the bench and be paid the veteran minimum. At that price and for a year (or second with team option), Darko is serviceable. It’s when you pay him a big four-year contract and start him that you look foolish. But he can provide some respectable minutes off the bench, and each of those teams have their starting front lines already set.

Just something to watch — a really good team is going to add Darko.

  1. illcomm - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Grammer Klein. 7 1st grade mistakes. please proof. u sound stupid to say the least.

    • patfic15 - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM

      Really? Pot meet Kettle.

      • canehouse - Jul 18, 2012 at 6:55 PM

        Classic! What a slack jawed drooling rube! illcomm how does it feel to walk into a sliding glass door?

    • tubal22 - Jul 18, 2012 at 2:54 PM


  2. GT - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Interesting if he lands in Boston for cheap money.

  3. knightrider1755 - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Most likely the Nets will sign him.

    • pl4tinum514 - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

      Too late, Lebron’s already trying to lure him to Miami

      • brianjoates - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:50 PM

        That would be a fun storyline next season as the four of the top five (#’s 1,2,4,5) picks from 2003 all go for a ring together.

        Pat Riley can pull make it happen.

      • brianjoates - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:50 PM

        That would be a fun storyline next season as the four of the top five (#’s 1,2,4,5) picks from 2003 all go for a ring together.

        Pat Riley can make it happen.

  4. thegrey7 - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    There is a reason the Wolves got rid of him, and it wasn’t just because of his big contract. Did you see him play the 2nd half of last year? I’m sure you didn’t because Adleman kept him on the bench every game due to his lack of effort.

  5. Justin - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:40 PM

    “Something to watch: A good team is going to be disappointed”

    Fixed the headline for you…

  6. delfi2 - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    Boston? really? how many bigs are they going to add this summer?
    Must think that will counter the small ball from Miami…….not!!!!!

    Good luck w that

  7. tomtravis76 - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Pat Riley is on the phone. Draft class of 2003, picks 1,2,4 & 5. The Heat need more bigs down low.

  8. illcomm - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    sixers need donnie darko. maybe he’ll bring the bunny back too with him.

  9. minnesotablizzard - Jul 18, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    I guess the Clippers are interested because some of the only good games Darko had this past season came against Blake Griffin.

  10. blakegriffin32 - Jul 18, 2012 at 3:14 PM

    Please be Clips, please be Clips

    • mat9844 - Jul 18, 2012 at 5:33 PM

      I hope you’re right – coming off the bench he could really help bolster front court depth.

  11. ejbpound4pound - Jul 18, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    I will say in fairness , a team like Miami could use him. 7’0″ and 275 lbs . He’s actually a good shot blocker and moves well for his size. Gotta be somewhat of an upgrade over 6’9″ inch Joel Anthony. 25 minutes a game

  12. lakerluver - Jul 18, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    The sad thing is the dude actually has some talent.

  13. canehouse - Jul 18, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    i hoe he stays away from south florida.

  14. scalfor3 - Jul 18, 2012 at 7:56 PM

    ah the players we simply refer to by first name. kobe. lebron. darko.

  15. mcjon22 - Jul 18, 2012 at 8:02 PM

    Asik (3 years $25 mil 2.3 ppg) < Milicic ( Vet minimum 4.4 ppg)

  16. jammer73 - Jul 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    The Lakers should pick him up to ride the pine and cheer on the “Lazy Eye Brothers” Nash and Kobe.

  17. manwithpizza - Jul 19, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    And why wouldn’t a good team want to add manna from heaven to their roster.

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