Milicic’s No Longer Living in The Past
As Darko Milicic saunters on to the practice court, he doesn’t have the swagger of a guy who was the No. 2 overall pick in a superstar-rich 2003 draft class. He’s not the kid who couldn’t beat out a couple of past-their-prime journeymen in Dale Davis or Elden Campbell, either.
All the things of the past that seemed to weigh Milicic down, appear to have dissipated — for now, at least.
Reliving the past doesn’t do Milicic any good. Living in the past? That’s even worse.
“I’m done trying to prove I’m the No. 2 pick and that [expletive] stuff,” Milicic told CSNNE.com. “This year, it’s all about Celtics, to show that I am a team player. It’s not about me. It’s about us as a team.
During the 2010-11 season, Milicic averaged 3.32 personal fouls while appearing in 69 games. Only five players in the NBA that season had a higher fouls-per-game average while appearing in as many games.
“He has size,” said coach Doc Rivers. “He has skill in a lot of areas. I think he can help us.”