Boston Celtics to Sign Darko Milicic (UPDATE)

by September 20, 2012

UPDATE: What was only a rumor this morning, is now reality. Darko Milicic’s agent confirmed that his client is taking his talents to Beantown. Reports ESPN: “Milicic, after weighing strong interest from teams abroad trying to lure him back to Europe — such as perennial Spanish power Real Madrid — has committed to join the Celtics and is scheduled to be in Boston by week’s end to make the deal official. Milicic, 27, spent the past two seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves but was released in July via the amnesty clause with two seasons left on a four-year, $20 million contract signed with the Wolves in the summer of 2010. The former No. 2 overall pick — selected by the Detroit Pistons ahead of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade in the 2003 NBA Draft — also played for Orlando, Memphis and New York before his Minnesota stint.”

According to a Croatian website, the Boston Celtics could possibly sign up free agent forward Darko Milicic. Per Sportando: “Darko Milicic, as reported by, is flying to the States and he will likely sign his new contract in the NBA in the coming days. The Boston Celtics are the favorite to sign the Serbian player who turned down a three-year, $6M offer from Real Madrid in the summer because he wants to play in the NBA.”