Jan 6, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Darko Milicic (31) against the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Target Center. Cleveland defeated Minnesota 98-87. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Former Bust Darko Milicic Says He Is Done With The NBA


Somewhere in a dark, hidden away corner, former Detroit Pistons player and now executive Joe Dumars sits weeping when he hears the name Darko Milicic.

Dumars, who was in the midst of an incredible front office run with the Pistons selected Milicic with the second overall pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, right behind LeBron James and ahead of players like Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and more. It was one of the biggest draft busts in NBA history and apparently, according to Darko himself, that sub-par career has finally come to an end – at least in the NBA.

According to a report from MVP.rs, Milicic says he will not attempt to play in the NBA again, essentially stating that it’s a “done deal” and he will give himself “no more chances in the NBA”.

Darko may attempt to continue his career across seas, but, the NBA game is no longer an option.

The Serbian native last played for the Boston Celtics in November of 2012, but only spent a month with the team, playing a grand total of five minutes.

Assuming it’s the end, Milicic will have played 10 years in the league with a career average of 6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 18.5 minutes a game.

Still wonder if former Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn feels he’s the best big man passer the game has ever seen? (scroll to about 2:40)

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