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Thursday, July 1st, 2010 at 1:26 pm  |  33 responses

Darko Milicic, Wolves Reach Agreement

This deal makes the Drew Gooden one look like bargain. As reported by Chad Ford: “The Minnesota Timberwolves have made a verbal agreement with free agent Darko Milicic on a four year, $20 million deal sources close to the process told ESPN.com’s Chad Ford. Free agents can’t formally sign contracts until July 8. The fourth year of the contract is only partially guaranteed, sources said. The deal for Milicic is extraordinary considering that in February he wasn’t playing and said he was giving up on the NBA and returning to Europe…The deal is the second for the Wolves in the first 24 hours of free agency. Earlier this morning the team agreed to a four year, $13 million deal with their 2008 second round-pick, Nikola Pekovic. With the two moves, the Wolves just spent $33 million to shore up their middle.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Exciting

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    Goddamnit.

  • http://www.yomomma.com YOMOMMA

    Amazing how such a worthless guy keeps getting contracts and 5M a year?!.. while good and young players can’t even get a 1 year for 100,000 contract.

  • Hedo Turkeyglu

    Myles, where does Pek and Darko rank in the hierarchy of Wolves center greats?

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    cosign YOMOMMA, couldnt have said it better.

  • Kap

    Khan may go down as the worst GM in NBA history. I can’t wait to see who he gets in return for Al Jefferson…

  • dsleepy

    what? seriously…what? went from too many pg’s to too many bigs? are they trading al jeff or not?

  • LD

    Good idea to bring some championship experience nto minisota.

  • Hussman25

    Im pulling for Darko! He can be productive if given time… which means he must be going into the season as Starting Center… Love is not going anywhere… So long Al!

  • rainman10

    Al Jeff can be traded now. They already have a border line all-star PF in Kevin Love. Both Love and Milicic are great for the triangle offense, and their styles compliment each other. Good move by Minnesota. Darko showed good stuff as a starter, about 10 and 6 a game with some blocks, just what you need from a center playing next to a guy like Love.

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    wow kahn is really out to show that he sucks at this job.

  • nicko

    Kahn is just trying to add guys to his wolfpack.

  • Ian

    cant say i agree with this move…@rainman…so you’re saying the Wolves can compete with their 2 bigs averaging 10-5 and 15-10…not with a starting backcourt of Flynn, Brewer and Martell, or anyone else they could throw in there

  • rainman10

    @ Ian, Love averaged 14 and 11 last yr in less than 30 minutes a game. If Jefferson leaves I see Love gettin 18 and 12. Jefferson could get moved for some talent on the wing. Don’t underestimate Flynn’s development and the new guys Webster and Johnson on the wings. It will be a lot of these guys 2nd season with the triangle offense. But this still all depends on if Jefferson gets moved and for who. The old rumored Jefferson for Granger deal would have been nice.

  • cp3fan

    Bad move. Don’t see why they need to trade an all-star caliber center and sign a garbage player to a long term deal.

  • Scottie Pimpin

    hold up, they want to trade Jefferson, but they quickly sign up this scrub ? what the #@!$ ?

  • WADE

    The Wrath of Kahn strikes again. Good for Darko,not his fault. I’d take the money too if my train wreck of a GM offered this. I pray Flynn and Johnson get out of there soon.

  • ccantrell

    darko is a somewhat misunderstood player.. he had so much hype coming into the L and has pretty much let everyone down but was playing good solid basketball for the twolves toward the end of last season.. it sure didnt hurt them

  • http://bleacherreport.com/users/42594-hoops4life Overtime

    Darko’s servicable, he can be a cog in a team, but worth 20 mill he is not. Love is a great player who can make an impact, but this would make him the primary inside option (something he probably can do, but not immdiately straight away, seeing as he hasnt been having starting minutes yet)
    Kahn…oh my.

  • DonWong

    I’m willing to bet $5 that if Kahn offered Darko half as much money, he still would of signed the contract.

    What a good way to unnecessarily spend $10 mill

  • http://www.oo.com.au Dacre

    *Darko
    *Earvin Johnson (and not the ‘magic’ one either)
    *Luc Longely
    *the ‘kandiman’, Michael Olowakandi
    *Stacey Williams
    these team KNOWS centres….
    :/

  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    Darko has some talent, decently mobile for a 7footer, decent range too. And he can block some shots. This might be the chance he needs. If given mins, he can do 14 10 2.

  • http://counterkicks.com Q-Tip

    Wolves front office smokes a large amount of crack before making any executive decisions

  • http://Twitter.com/pdxgaybball Dma

    Somewhere kwame brown is not pleased.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    lol wut. That’s terrible.

  • logues

    this is shocking. how can someone, esp a nba GM, be so dumb?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    David Kahn just does these things to show people he is in a position with enough power to do them. To quote Kanye “no one man should have all that power”. No one man named David Kahn.

  • Lazarus

    ^rofl

  • Clippers4life

    @Dacre FYI its Stacy King. You forgot to add Felton Spencer

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    5 mil a year? i thought were having a crisis?

  • Yesse

    Hahahahaha. What was Minnesota thinking.

  • Jeremy O

    HAHAAAAAA!!!!! The incompetence in the NBA offices is actually entertaining. 20 mil to Darko!?!!? HA!!

  • LA Huey

    Wolves fans, I’m sorry for you loss.

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