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The Memphis Grizzlies sign Darko Milicic to a three year contract

Blogged under Big Grizzlies News,Bloglockers,Comings & Goings,Front Page by alleyoop on Friday 13 July 2007 at 4:32 pm

The Grizzlies have filled a need as they wanted to bring in a big body to help Pau Gasol inside. It cost the Grizzlies $21 million bucks over the next three seasons to get Milicic to sign the dotted line. Milicic is 7’0″, 275 pounds so he will likely give the Grizzlies the presence in the paint that they are looking for. Milicic played in 80 games (16 starts) last season for the Magic and he averaged 23.9 minutes, 8.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.8 blocks per game. Milicic shot only 44.4% from the floor and 61% from the free throw line. The Grizzlies are hoping he can improve his shooting this season.

Milicic never got much of a chance to show what he could do in Detroit but he played pretty well the last two seasons in Orlando. Milicic has played in 206 games (19 starts) in his NBA career and he has averaged 15.0 minutes, 5.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.2 blocked shots per game. Look for him to improve his numbers across the board with the minutes he will get from the Grizzlies.

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