Darko Milicic Rumors

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Darko Milicic
Darko Milicic
Position: -
Born: 06/20/85
Height: 7-1 / 2.16
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Earnings: $53,393,817 ($65,512,653*)
Ford also compared the way the Pistons tried to develop Milicic to the way the Milwaukee Bucks helped Giannis Antetokounmpo become a superstar. “My take on him and watching him play was huge. Ηim getting drafted second by the Pistons is the single craziest story I have been involved with in the NBA. Darko hitting threes, was aggressive, dunking during his workout with the Pistons. He goes to Detroit and kills the workout again. But, Larry Brown was not convinced that Darko was going to be a star.
The Pistons did not make a lot to transitioning him from playing overseas to playing in the NBA. The Bucks (in regards to Giannis Antetokounmpo), on the other hand, did an amazing job of understanding he is a young person, we should do everything to make the transition as good as possible. Put him in the D-League, develop him, put no pressure on him, see what happens. He (Antetokounmpo) was not that great in his rookie season, but you could see the potential,” Chad said during his recent appearance in the ”World of Basketball” podcast with Fran Fraschilla on SiriusXM.
After Milicic struggled to complete two workouts he had with the Pistons, Brown was eager to get Anthony into town so that they could evaluate his ability to guard and how he moved his feet during a workout. “Let’s bring Carmelo in; we brought Milicic in and you told me, guys, you’re gonna draft Carmelo anyway,” Brown said. “And then the rumor got out that we were going to draft Darko and then Carmelo’s agent called and said, ‘Let’s bring them both out together, and have them play against each other.’ And we never got that far.”
Milicic’s career was so meager that Anthony, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2003 Draft, responded “Who?” when Wade brought him up in a chat on Instagram Live last week. Anthony, who despite having a great career is still ringless, speculated that he would’ve won “two or three” championships early in his career if he had been drafted by the Pistons, though he doesn’t know what would have happened after.