“Darko has asked us to release him so he could deal with a personal matter,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “The whole Celtics family wishes Darko and his family well.”
Milicic, a 7’0” center, averaged 2.6 points and 4.2 rebounds across 5 preseason and regular season games with the Celtics this year.
First off, I hope his mother gets better. That’s the most important thing. Family comes first.
With saying that, it’s too bad we never got to see him play more minutes. I know he’s the biggest bust in the history of the NBA, but let’s look at him as a role player. I would’ve loved to have seen what he could do to help this team. Now we’ll never know.
Milicic showed a lot of promise in the preseason. He could pass, rebound and play in the post. Right now the Celtics could use a another big guy to help cure their rebounding woes as it’s in a real pathetic state. We shall see what happens, but this open roster spot will lead to a lot of rumors and conversation among fans and the media.