Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  12 responses

Rick Adelman: Darko Milicic Out of Shape, Unmotivated

According to Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Rick Adelman, Darko has fallen out of the rotation due to a lack of conditioning and motivation. Reports the Star Tribune: “Milicic was inactive for Monday’s victory against Golden State and its smallish lineup after he started Sunday at Sacramento but played only the first six minutes. He did not play in the two games before that and was inactive the game before. This season, he has missed games some nights because of a variety of injuries and other nights because Adelman has chosen not to play him. ‘He hasn’t done anything to really give you a lot of faith that he’s going to go out and do the job,’ Adelman said of Milicic. ‘He’s gotten himself out of shape. He hasn’t been as driven as you’d like so when a situation like this happens, it’s time for someone to have their opportunity and get back in there.’”

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  • RunNGun

    Two words: AMNESTY CUT

  • http://www.slamonline.com RKJ92

    Waste mannnn

  • LA Huey

    “Mana from heaven”

  • Bt

    I though he was playing less minutes because they were losing, which means the ‘human victory cigar’ shouldn’t be on the court

  • Paul H

    Worst thing than an all time bust? An all time bust who can’t even be a*sed training and working hard for a paycheck he doesn’t deserve. Get that waste of space out of the f*cking league.

  • http://Roosterteeth.com Caboose

    Out of shape and unmotivated…you could put that as his epitaph.

  • bike

    He had it all.
    So much potential.
    Well, that’s somewhat of an exaggeration.
    Actually, it’s a huge exaggeration.
    Truth be told, it’s an untruth.

  • http://www.slamonline.com house

    Wow, you make it to the NBA which in my mind is motivation enough to WORK YOUR F**KING ASS OFF, to not just be able to stay in the NBA but to be the best player that you can be. You get paid stupid amounts of cash to play a game ffs, get off your ass and earn it.

  • -Mas-

    BREAKING NEWS!!!?????

  • abaci

    Pathetic and not shocking

  • iLL wiLL

    Not surprised.