Originally posted by ESPNThe Detroit Pistons exercised their team option on Darko Milicic on Thursday, keeping the 20-year-old center under contract for the next two seasons.
"We are pleased to have Darko Milicic signed through the 2006-07 season and we look forward to seeing his continued growth as a player," said Joe Dumars, the Pistons' president of basketball operations. "Darko was able to play a lot of minutes during summer league this July and we are happy that he is on Serbia-Montenegro's roster during the European Championships this September.
Nice to see they haven't given up on the kid. Though the minimal times he's been out there, he looked like the proverbial deer-in-headlights. Hopefully, he'll have a role other than waterboy now that LB has left.
"The way I feel right now, I'd trade my mother if the right deal came along." -- Isiah Thomas.
The only way this makes sense is if the new Nets ownership is going to go ahead, pull the plug, and deconstruct the team. That means the sometimes-rumoed Kidd to Golden State rumors could pop up again. At least the picks are likely lottery picks...