A source tells Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports that the Celtics, along with the Nets and Clippers, have apparently clipped three proofs of purchases from specially-marked boxes of Cookie Crisp to enter the Darko Milicic sweepstakes after he cleared amnesty waivers today, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Darko, the second overall pick in arguably the greatest draft ever, would compete to replace Greg Stiemsma’s minutes at backup or third string center with Fab Melo and Chris Wilcox. Despite his seven feet, his rebound rate is on par with Brandon Bass’s with less efficient scoring. He’d be useful for frontcourt depth if he could be signed for a reasonable price, which he can.
He’d also potentially fit in with other Celtics because he’s an insane weirdo. Rasheed Wallace famously referred to Darko as a “Serbian gangster” who’s “got some bodies back there.” Darko supported this assertion with this extremely NSFW rant after a Serbian game.
Kind of pulling for this one.