Darko Milicic could be headed to buyout from Knicks

Darko Milicic could be headed to a buyout from Knicks

Remember Darko Milicic? He’s tall and wears basketball sneakers. Also, he’s originally from overseas, somewhere.

Technically, he’s on the New York Knicks, though they don’t actually use him. He gets paid to hang out and maybe drink water or something.

Multiple media outlets over the last few weeks have reported that Milicic’s next move, once he’s not signed to an NBA team anymore, will probably be to head back to Europe. Quotes from Milicic himself confirmed this. But perhaps it’ll happen sooner than expected.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports:

The Knicks and Darko Milicic could be headed toward a buyout.

Milicic, who has already stated that he plans to continue his career in Europe next season, was conspicuously missing from Thursday night’s game against the Bobcats. The 7-footer has become such an afterthought that the Knicks did not even bother to reveal that he did not show up for work.

Milicic’s agent, Marc Cornstein, confirmed that his client was missing due to “personal reasons” and said that Milicic would rejoin the team today.

This season, Milicic is averaging 2.0 points in 8.9 minutes per game, in a total of eight games. His NBA career average is 5.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 17.0 minutes.

Author: Inside Hoops

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2 thoughts on “Darko Milicic could be headed to buyout from Knicks”

  1. He has had several chances to prove himself in the NBA. Only the best players in the World deserve to play in the highest level of basketball competition their is which is the NBA. Although basketball is played throughout the World the competition is far superior in the NBA and very few International Players ever play on the same level as their American counterparts. He really has to dig deep and not give up his hope of ever becoming successful in the NBA. I really think he should be traded to Portland for Andre Miller. It would make sense since Portland needs a Center at the moment and N.Y. needs a legitimate Point Guard that could run the offense. I really think Darko could exceed current expectations under a Coach like Nate Mcmillian or Coach Popovich. He also need to become more aggressive going to the basket like Kevin Garnett. He needs to use his big body to his advantage instead of shying away from the basketball rim. I wish him the best though if he goes to Europe to develop his game. Maybe one day Darko can resume a career in the NBA.

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