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dnewguy
07-01-2010, 12:36 PM
Darko Milicic has agreed to a four-year, $20M deal with Minnesota.



http://twitter.com/chadfordinsider

He must have a good agent.

Robbw241
07-01-2010, 12:37 PM
Looks like Minnie is out of the Gaystakes

jrice9
07-01-2010, 12:37 PM
Jeez, the guy really can cash in on his ability

R_O_W_E
07-01-2010, 12:38 PM
Not surprising.

Minnesota believes Darko is their ideal starting C. #Kahnfail

The Raven
07-01-2010, 12:38 PM
what in the hell. 20 mil for him??????? what in the blue hell is Minnesota thinking

RaiderLakersA's
07-01-2010, 12:38 PM
Must be nice.

Stunner
07-01-2010, 12:39 PM
Darko gonna serve next to Love watch.

arkanian215
07-01-2010, 12:39 PM
Weird. I remember reading earlier this season that he didn't want to return to the NBA after his contract expired. I guess things change. Pretty good deal. Probably more than he would've gotten in Europe. He's still young. Maybe he finds his stride in Minny.

jimbobjarree
07-01-2010, 12:39 PM
lol seriously, who let kahn out of his mental home and allowed him to control an NBA franchise. First he drafts loadsa point guards, then loads of small forwards then this :crazy:

ManRam
07-01-2010, 12:39 PM
Please add a link to any news you report.

I know that part of the reason Minny is shopping Jefferson around is because they really like Darko, and think he can start for them. We'll see if they are right or not. I actually wouldn't be shocked if they were right.

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 12:39 PM
Thats a lot, guess Minny thinks he can be their starting center. 5mill per year, but he did play well after being traded to Minny last year so ya never know I guess.

nstojic
07-01-2010, 12:40 PM
Looks like Minnie is out of the Gaystakes

don't you mean.....'pulling out' of the gaystakes? :D:cool:

8kobe24
07-01-2010, 12:40 PM
That's just 5 mil per year...no biggie.

dnewguy
07-01-2010, 12:41 PM
Please add a link to any news you report.

I know that part of the reason Minny is shopping Jefferson around is because they really like Darko, and think he can start for them. We'll see if they are right or not. I actually wouldn't be shocked if they were right.

Thanks for adding link....will do so in future treads.

LTBaByyy
07-01-2010, 12:43 PM
Why?!?!?! lol he only avg 8 and 5 last year on a sorry team

Maybe he will gradually improve year after year

The Dream
07-01-2010, 12:43 PM
this is really just pathetic

Mike515089
07-01-2010, 12:45 PM
Overpay much?

WSU Tony
07-01-2010, 12:46 PM
How is 5M per year "alot?" Considering all of the max deals handed out that will handcuff teams for the next 5-6 years, this is an awesome signing.

Mediocre upside but he WON'T set our organization backwards like 1/4 - 1/3 of these FA will be doing to teams.

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 12:46 PM
I'm guessing this is why the decided to go with the SFs in the draft instead of a big man, they are confident in Darko.

WSU Tony
07-01-2010, 12:48 PM
Per 36: 11 pts, 8 reb, 2 blocks.

For 5M per year? That's a fine value.

I'd rather do that than sign Gay and watch him mouth off and play like **** for the next 3-4 years while we're hand cuffed.

Thisisouryear!!
07-01-2010, 12:48 PM
I didn't know that I. Thomas was running the wolves now

Melo15
07-01-2010, 12:48 PM
Don't know if I agree with this one, Darko has some potential but not enough to warrant a 4 year deal.

WSU Tony
07-01-2010, 12:49 PM
In 2 years from now when teams are looking down saying, "damn, we have the next Brand on our hands," the Wolves can look down and say, "we have a 10 pt 7 rebound 2 block center getting paid 5M this year."

Little upside, little risk.

Celebrate when your team signs that big deal but know that in 2-3 years from now you might have the next Elton Brand.

DerekRE_3
07-01-2010, 12:50 PM
First Kahn signs some 2nd round pick from 2008 for more than Demarcus Cousins will get as the #5 pick, now this. Good lord.

WSU Tony
07-01-2010, 12:50 PM
Don't know if I agree with this one, Darko has some potential but not enough to warrant a 4 year deal.

It's 5M per year. Who cares. It's 1/11th payrole of a team who would still be under the cap.

We just gave out a miniscule 1/11th of our payrole! Who cares!

tangent12
07-01-2010, 12:51 PM
Must be the name.

Evolution23
07-01-2010, 12:51 PM
khan failed again lol

WSU Tony
07-01-2010, 12:52 PM
First Kahn signs some 2nd round pick from 2008 for more than Demarcus Cousins will get as the #5 pick, now this. Good lord.

Pekovic was a top 10 talent in 2008, he's gotten nothing but better playing over seas the past 2 years.

If you don't know about a guy, how can you rip him?

Pekovic won't be out of the league in 2 years from now from attitude problems. Cousins might very well be the next Beasley.

DaBUU
07-01-2010, 12:52 PM
5 mil or not, how the hell does this guy keep getting paid

Matrix3132
07-01-2010, 12:53 PM
A big man with nice hands and some touch is always worth $5 mil/yr in the nba. I don't see why people are so shocked, its a reasonable deal for a back up big man, and he may end up a starter if Jefferson is on his way out.

CubsFanBudMan#1
07-01-2010, 12:54 PM
That deal sounds reasonable, especially with Mil. overpaying Drew Gooden

R_O_W_E
07-01-2010, 12:56 PM
Pekovic was a top 10 talent in 2008, he's gotten nothing but better playing over seas the past 2 years.

If you don't know about a guy, how can you rip him?

Pekovic won't be out of the league in 2 years from now from attitude problems. Cousins might very well be the next Beasley.

Oh you mean start for 2 straight years on a Playoff team?

Pekovic wasn't a top 10 talent in 2008. You're a T'Wolves fan but there is no need to make up lies. Pekovic was a top Euro talent who fell because of his contract situation. He would've gone in Round 1 but not Top 10 or Lottery or even Top 20.

R_O_W_E
07-01-2010, 12:58 PM
5 mil or not, how the hell does this guy keep getting paid

Because C's are at a premium in the NBA. Even the worst C's in the NBA are waaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the ones who aren't.

Darko will keep sticking around despite being average. Kwame will get a contract too. :laugh2:

RIPSweetness34
07-01-2010, 12:59 PM
Jeez, the guy really can cash in on his ability

Seriously, how does he do it?

jetsforever
07-01-2010, 01:00 PM
Wow he got paid!

arkanian215
07-01-2010, 01:00 PM
5 mil or not, how the hell does this guy keep getting paid

Dunno. I thought it was to set up a more favorable deal for Minny if the agent represented a better client.


Primoz Brezec
Samuel Dalembert
Tiny Gallon
Nenad Krstic

Darko Milicic
Aleksandar Pavlovic
Beno Udrihhttp://www.pinnaclehoops.com/Clients/index.php

Cornstein's clients....Pretty much no one but Curly.

NBAfan4life
07-01-2010, 01:00 PM
He did alright for MN when he was traded late in the season and not in basketball shape. I think he could flourish in a small market.

He will never be anything even resembling an all-star, but he isnt getting paid like one either.

Raidaz4Life
07-01-2010, 01:02 PM
Lol Minnesota is probably the worst run franchise in the league.

PhillyForLife90
07-01-2010, 01:03 PM
Because C's are at a premium in the NBA. Even the worst C's in the NBA are waaaaaaaaaaaaay better than the ones who aren't.

Darko will keep sticking around despite being average. Kwame will get a contract too. :laugh2:


Agreed. I wonder how much Kwame will get on the market anyways...

1twolvesfan
07-01-2010, 01:04 PM
Oh you mean start for 2 straight years on a Playoff team?

Pekovic wasn't a top 10 talent in 2008. You're a T'Wolves fan but there is no need to make up lies. Pekovic was a top Euro talent who fell because of his contract situation. He would've gone in Round 1 but not Top 10 or Lottery or even Top 20.

Dude you know nothing. if you watched the 08 draft they clearly said he had lottery talent. His contract is why he was taken in the second round

tbone2171
07-01-2010, 01:04 PM
Haters

thaheadband
07-01-2010, 01:04 PM
is that all gurateed? i can understand if its based on performance.

ManRam
07-01-2010, 01:04 PM
I really hope Darko excels. Not much hope in this thread. Again, I have a gut feeling he'll prove that his contract was deserved. He has bulked up considerably and he is a great defender. Yes, I said great. He compliments Love's game very well. He's not going to wow you with his offense, but with his size he's certainly effective. I still think that given minutes, he's going to surprise some people. I wouldn't be surprised to see something like 12-9 from him, which is worth 5 million a year. Of course, that's assuming he gets the minutes he needs to put up those numbers.

Kahn might be slightly crazy, but there is a method to his madness...and I'm not going to question this. It's easy to laugh now, but I think we should see how he performs before we laugh too much. He played well with Minny last year, and was admittedly not in great shape. I'm sure he'll work very hard this summer.

tdunk21
07-01-2010, 01:05 PM
lol seriously, who let kahn out of his mental home and allowed him to control an NBA franchise. First he drafts loadsa point guards, then loads of small forwards then this :crazy:

lol

R_O_W_E
07-01-2010, 01:07 PM
Lol Minnesota is probably the worst run franchise in the league.
This.

Kahn is making "expert" moves. He has sold the fanbase on him being some sort of mad scientist and that although the moves he makes are questionable right now, it will all pay off in a few years. What he doesn't realize is that the NBA or any professional sport isn't going to give a GM 4-6 years to see if he was right in the longterm. If they suck for 2 straight years, he should be gone.




Agreed. I wonder how much Kwame will get on the market anyways...

Probably tree fiddy.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
07-01-2010, 01:08 PM
Why?!?!?! lol he only avg 8 and 5 last year on a sorry team

Maybe he will gradually improve year after year

he was playing well in minnesota

PlezPlayDKnicks
07-01-2010, 01:09 PM
How is 5M per year "alot?" Considering all of the max deals handed out that will handcuff teams for the next 5-6 years, this is an awesome signing.

Mediocre upside but he WON'T set our organization backwards like 1/4 - 1/3 of these FA will be doing to teams.

U my friend will never admit to Khan making a bad move.. Minny having cap space means nothing if u dont use it on a prime time free agent. Even if its not top tier free agent Rudy Gay would be a great fit for Minny.. Signing Darko and the other guy Killed that.. My team has a decade of terrible moves so no need to go there. Just admit for once that his stacking assets plan does not look sensible at the present moment.

topdog
07-01-2010, 01:10 PM
Seriously, people, 5mil is pretty cheap for a starting center. Check your teams roster: how much does your starting center make? Darko was out of shape last year but still showed he could be the defender the wolves need and was convinced to return to the NBA.

Gay is still in play. Kahn had been talking S&T with the Griz to swap members. Big Al is for sure on the move and could be filling a wide open hole somewhere for next to nothing if not moving to Memphis.

R_O_W_E
07-01-2010, 01:11 PM
Dude you know nothing. if you watched the 08 draft they clearly said he had lottery talent. His contract is why he was taken in the second round

Fran Frischilla is the only one who said that.

Do you know that Frischilla overrates Euro prospects? That is his MO. He tries to convince NBA fanbases that they actually got a talented player when in reality they drafted another soft Euro to warm a bench and complain about their role.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_nm0uKcTYw

topdog
07-01-2010, 01:11 PM
U my friend will never admit to Khan making a bad move.. Minny having cap space means nothing if u dont use it on a prime time free agent. Even if its not top tier free agent Rudy Gay would be a great fit for Minny.. Signing Darko and the other guy Killed that.. My team has a decade of terrible moves so no need to go there. Just admit for once that his stacking assets plan does not look sensible at the present moment.

Nothing is signed yet. All deals are merely oral until July 8th.

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 01:14 PM
Dunno its a good deal I guess, I wonder if he could have made more money in Europe where he was originally planning to go.

Hellcrooner
07-01-2010, 01:14 PM
very good deal for Minnie.

Once they get rid of jeffersson Darko will start for them and geta respectable 12-15 Ppg and 8 to 11 Rebonds per game.

Of course no one will ever consider him anything more than a bust because of who were pieked behind him but he will end his career being a solid starter.

NBAfan4life
07-01-2010, 01:17 PM
I like the deal honestly. It gives us a 7 footer and lets us whoever it may be al or love play pf where they should be. That alone is worth 5 mill. If Darko gets in shape it is a fair deal end of/

VIP1349
07-01-2010, 01:19 PM
That's just 5 mil per year...no biggie.
To the Lakers that's chump change we know but the rest of the league worries about money so signing Darko for that much is quite a bit.

fadedmario
07-01-2010, 01:19 PM
Congrats Darko. I hope you have a breakout year. He got the money because thats probably what it took to keep him in the U.S.

Canterbury
07-01-2010, 01:20 PM
Dear god in heaven.

GodsSon
07-01-2010, 01:20 PM
Not bad for a guy whose name is synonymous with the word bust

Hawkeye15
07-01-2010, 01:20 PM
Darko showed a good amount of promise over the last 30 games for Minny. He had a defensive presence, and is a very good passer for the triangle. I don't think his offensive game will ever be anything special, but a 11/8 center who can move the ball and control the paint for 30 minutes a night is surely worth $5 in today's NBA. And there are no details in the contract yet, since its not finalized. I am sure there are player and team options in it.
Actually less than I thought they would get him for. Very nice signing.

Hawkeye15
07-01-2010, 01:22 PM
U my friend will never admit to Khan making a bad move.. Minny having cap space means nothing if u dont use it on a prime time free agent. Even if its not top tier free agent Rudy Gay would be a great fit for Minny.. Signing Darko and the other guy Killed that.. My team has a decade of terrible moves so no need to go there. Just admit for once that his stacking assets plan does not look sensible at the present moment.

right, cause assets can't be used in trades....

Jays Claw
07-01-2010, 01:24 PM
They could have spent that money on David Lee or Tyson Chandler. :facepalm:

VIP1349
07-01-2010, 01:24 PM
Dear god in heaven.
Yes?

cubulls
07-01-2010, 01:25 PM
With consistent playing time and AJ gone, 5mil will end up a bargain.

jimbobjarree
07-01-2010, 01:26 PM
Probably tree fiddy.

haha that actually made me lol...that damn loch ness monster!

NBAfan4life
07-01-2010, 01:28 PM
Also I would rather have that 4 year 20 mill for Darko than the 5 year 32 mill for gooden. This is not that bad

29$JerZ
07-01-2010, 01:28 PM
It's not as bad as you guys are making it seem but its still a long deal. Kahn really knows how to make everyone confused.

WolvesJagsOs
07-01-2010, 01:28 PM
Lol. Tyson Chandler, i would rather take a chance on Milicic than Tyson Chandler any day. I dont know why everyone calls us out of the Rudy Gay bidding either, we can easily make a sign and trade with Al Jeff or deal AL jeff to some1 else and drop some cap to grab him. We are still very in play to get him.

theducksmuggler
07-01-2010, 01:29 PM
i like the signing for them why waste there cap space on free agents that could end up stealing money from them like elton brand :mad:. they now have cap space and a decent starting 5. i mean think about it if they signed rudy gay, david lee, or tyson chandler how many more wins would they get compared to signing darko who will average at the worst 10ppg 6 rpg

Twinsfan24
07-01-2010, 01:31 PM
:facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:

Trouble87
07-01-2010, 01:31 PM
Darko can fill a roll

HT9Canada
07-01-2010, 01:31 PM
with this i could see a jefferson & w. johnson swap for rudy gay. that could put a decent young line up for the wolves.

flynn
webster
gay
love
milicic

dont know if kahn would give up his rookie but he seems to really want gay.

WolvesJagsOs
07-01-2010, 01:32 PM
nothing at all ducksmuggler, thats just it, he just isnt a big name, so people like to hate. Chandler is not at all any better, I would totally rather have Milicic.

VIP1349
07-01-2010, 01:33 PM
Darko can fill a roll
And he can also fill a basketball role as well. Darko is so versatile.

WolvesJagsOs
07-01-2010, 01:33 PM
Canada, I dont see him moving Wes lol, I could see maybe Al Jeff and C-Brew, but no way he moves his 4th overall pick. That totally ruines what he is trying to do.

WSU Tony
07-01-2010, 01:36 PM
In 2007 the average pay for centers was $4,666,934. Inflation wise, that would be around 6-7M in 2010.

If the AVERAGE center makes 6-7 million, whats the problem with signing Darko to 5M?

0nekhmer
07-01-2010, 01:37 PM
i still cant believe detroit took him. i guess they were too cocky of their current status, they didn't think too much about their future.. umm Ben, and Charlie?

Korman12
07-01-2010, 01:37 PM
I saw the title of the thread and thought per year.

Raoul Duke
07-01-2010, 01:38 PM
Seriously, people, 5mil is pretty cheap for a starting center.

Yeah, that's what I said when we signed Kwame for 4 million a year, and he wasn't worth it.

At least Darko has shown he can kinda sorta play basketball now, but he's still a complete douche. Anyway, enjoy.

Hawkeye15
07-01-2010, 01:38 PM
In 2007 the average pay for centers was $4,666,934. Inflation wise, that would be around 6-7M in 2010.

If the AVERAGE center makes 6-7 million, whats the problem with signing Darko to 5M?

because damnit, everyone has to hate Kahn!
seriously though, you are asking the average PSD poster, who doesn't watch the Wolves or pretty much any team outside their own. That is why

Its a good deal, period. He will make well under what an average NBA center makes, and produce probably 11-12/6-7/1-2 a night and offer good passing in the triangle.

Hawkeye15
07-01-2010, 01:39 PM
I saw the title of the thread and thought per year.

hahaha. that would make Kahn the biggest moron in sports history haha

S-Dot
07-01-2010, 01:40 PM
David Kahn seems like a GM with a vision. Hopefully it works out for him; he's made some questionable long-term moves.

Grizz/Cowboys09
07-01-2010, 01:54 PM
an injured Jefferson is infinitely times better than Darko on his best day

Darko has been shipped outta town everywhere he's gone....Pistons, Magic, Grizzlies, New York....why? because he's an absolutely horrible player, regardless of how cheap they got him

it may be a good salary cap move but Darko is terrible player....i was excited when the Grizzlies played for him...and couldn't have been happier when the Knick took him off our hands

Melo15
07-01-2010, 01:59 PM
an injured Jefferson is infinitely times better than Darko on his best day

Darko has been shipped outta town everywhere he's gone....Pistons, Magic, Grizzlies, New York....why? because he's an absolutely horrible player, regardless of how cheap they got him

it may be a good salary cap move but Darko is terrible player....i was excited when the Grizzlies played for him...and couldn't have been happier when the Knick took him off our hands

Yeah I don't see how they can give him a 4 year deal, a 2 year deal should be the most they'd even think going with him. Oh well guess we just have to wait and see.

Hawkeye15
07-01-2010, 02:09 PM
an injured Jefferson is infinitely times better than Darko on his best day

Darko has been shipped outta town everywhere he's gone....Pistons, Magic, Grizzlies, New York....why? because he's an absolutely horrible player, regardless of how cheap they got him

it may be a good salary cap move but Darko is terrible player....i was excited when the Grizzlies played for him...and couldn't have been happier when the Knick took him off our hands

Wolves fans have an obvious concern about this. He has not shown the passion to get a lot better or play hard, even when given some opportunity. But the NBA crapped on this guy early, and he was literally a kid when he signed that deal making him $8 million a year. Given a promised role, and the offense coming to him helped him this past season. He just turned 25. The last 30 games this previous season, he showed a good defensive presence and the ability to keep guards out of the paint, and crisp passing ability.

I just hope it wasn't him playing well, getting a deal, and now he resorts to poor me instead of taking advantage of this opportunity.

But in reality, even going off his old numbers, if he can play 25 mpg and give us 9/7 with a block, $5 is still not a bad deal.

He is being judged on this thread because he is indeed a bust to this point. But he is still young, and 7 foot big men who are young with skills will always get chances. Its his decision if he wants to turn things around now

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 02:12 PM
Its still surprising to think Darko is only 25, he still has room to improve.

WSU Tony
07-01-2010, 02:23 PM
Here is a list of centers around the league and what they are paid.



Hasheem Thabeet: 4.5M
Jermaine Oneal: 23M
Kurt Thomas: 3.8M
Emeka Okafor: 11M
Eddy Curry: 10.5M
Nenad Krstic: 5M
Etan Thomas: 8M
Marcin Gortat: 5.8M
Joel Pryzbilla: 6.8M
Samuel Dalembert: 12M
Mehmet Okur: 9M
Tony Battie: 6.6M
Zaza Pachulia: 4.7M
Desagna Diop: 6M
Nazr Mohammed: 6.5M
Erick Dampier: 12M
Kwame Brown: 4M
Ronny Turiaf: 4M
Jeff Foster: 6M





What do you NBA fans think of the signing now? He's 25, still has upside, and is paid less than many of these guys.

This isn't over-paying for Darko, you guys are just not great NBA minds. If it doesn't involve a superstar, you guys have no clue what's going on.

R cool J
07-01-2010, 02:26 PM
Hahahahahahahahaha...i thought Darko said he was done with the NBA after last year!!! and whyyyy would you offer him another contract!!!??? this guys is just about a big a bust as any player drafted (#2, ahead of melo, d wade and bosh, just in case ya'll forgot)

J4KOP99
07-01-2010, 02:27 PM
Looks like LeBron is going to the T-Wolves

Melo15
07-01-2010, 02:28 PM
Here is a list of centers around the league and what they are paid.





What do you NBA fans think of the signing now? He's 25, still has upside, and is paid less than many of these guys.

This isn't over-paying for Darko, you guys are just not great NBA minds. If it doesn't involve a superstar, you guys have no clue what's going on.

No a lot of us just feel that Darko isn't a very good player and will likely end up being a benchwarmer. My only beef with this is that I feel like you guys could have used your money in a better way towards a better player.

lakers4sho
07-01-2010, 02:35 PM
David Kahn is a man with a plan.

magichatnumber9
07-01-2010, 02:37 PM
I agree 5 million is reasonable.

topdog
07-01-2010, 02:56 PM
Remember: Darko is taking a pay cut. He made 7.5M last year.

On top of that, young Mr. Milicic felt the teams he was with before hadn't given him a proper chance and was all but gone from the NBA...

DerekRE_3
07-01-2010, 02:59 PM
Pekovic was a top 10 talent in 2008, he's gotten nothing but better playing over seas the past 2 years.

If you don't know about a guy, how can you rip him?

Pekovic won't be out of the league in 2 years from now from attitude problems. Cousins might very well be the next Beasley.

I know that he averaged 3.5 RPG in 21 minutes, which is pretty awful for a guy who is 6'11.

Ray_R
07-01-2010, 03:12 PM
LMAO I though Rudy was overpayed.

WSU Tony
07-01-2010, 03:15 PM
I know that he averaged 3.5 RPG in 21 minutes, which is pretty awful for a guy who is 6'11.

You forgot to mention he shot SEVENTY PERCENT from the field.


No a lot of us just feel that Darko isn't a very good player and will likely end up being a benchwarmer. My only beef with this is that I feel like you guys could have used your money in a better way towards a better player.

Says the Red Sox fan. Simply put: No FA will sign with the Wolves.

When Kahn caught wind that Gay was about to sign with Memphis, he made his move on a serviceable center.

bringinwood
07-01-2010, 03:15 PM
Gotta remember that this guy was drafted 2nd overall for a reason...

I wouldn't be suprised if he outplayed his contract...

Larry Brown trashed this kids career early on and he should be hell bent on proving he is a quality player in this league...

Tony_Starks
07-01-2010, 03:20 PM
Just when I thought there was nothing Kahn could do to surprise me he does it again. 4 years of Darko "Upside" Milicic. Wow.

This is funny because on NBA TV a few weeks ago Rick Kamla was saying someone in the Wolves front office believed that Darko was the only "legit starter" they had on the team. It was such a ridiculous quote that everybody on the pannel just laughed it off but he kept swearing it was true. They even said "tell the Wolves no more alcohol in team meetings!"

jrm2054
07-01-2010, 04:57 PM
Darko should and could be a decent payer but 20 million based on how he has played so far thats some ********

KnicksR4Real
07-01-2010, 05:07 PM
Wow, what a terrible deal

what54!?
07-01-2010, 05:08 PM
I heard he played well there. hope it works out fot him and the wolves

omdigga
07-01-2010, 05:17 PM
i like darko..wish the knicks gave him a chance.. i still dont get why they didnt since they had no size up front..
t-wolves are good at developing players from overseas.. obviously they saw something that other teams didnt... hes still young..
i wont knock the deal until i see how he produces next season..

ILoveL.A2416
07-01-2010, 05:18 PM
Lmao @ the pistons....imagine if they had wade/bosh/melo.

PlezPlayDKnicks
07-01-2010, 05:22 PM
right, cause assets can't be used in trades....

They def can bro... But David Khan could have done better. I actually like Darko's passing ability and willingness to block a shot.. If they signed him to a 2 year deal with a team option for the third year I would say good deal. But as far as ur assests go it seems to me that David Khan make sideways deals that really wont really improve ur team all that much. IMO he just makes no sense deals....

Ive yet to see a wolves fan who would admit that Khan is messin up... All his picks and trades are golden.. Sorry im jus callin it how I see it. Nothin more

Tony_Starks
07-01-2010, 05:22 PM
Darko and Kwame Brown will get contracts on their "potential" until they retire.

dnewguy
07-01-2010, 05:25 PM
Darko and Kwame Brown will get contracts on their "potential" until they retire.

lol. Sad but true.

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 05:26 PM
Darko actually showed he can contribute last season with the T-Wolves. For all we know the guy could be a very late bloomer and this could be a very nice deal. He's their center, and they've made that clear.

20GoodTimes20
07-01-2010, 05:41 PM
lol seriously, who let kahn out of his mental home and allowed him to control an NBA franchise. First he drafts loadsa point guards, then loads of small forwards then this :crazy:

like i said to all the T Wolves fans last week. David Kahn is joke.

JNA17
07-01-2010, 05:43 PM
i had absolutely zero respect for the wolves organization, now it's beyond zero.

DerekRE_3
07-01-2010, 05:48 PM
You forgot to mention he shot SEVENTY PERCENT from the field.



Says the Red Sox fan. Simply put: No FA will sign with the Wolves.

When Kahn caught wind that Gay was about to sign with Memphis, he made his move on a serviceable center.

That's great, but a 6'11 PF should get more than 3.5 rebounds in 21 minutes. That's pitiful.

Hawkeye15
07-01-2010, 05:58 PM
They def can bro... But David Khan could have done better. I actually like Darko's passing ability and willingness to block a shot.. If they signed him to a 2 year deal with a team option for the third year I would say good deal. But as far as ur assests go it seems to me that David Khan make sideways deals that really wont really improve ur team all that much. IMO he just makes no sense deals....

Ive yet to see a wolves fan who would admit that Khan is messin up... All his picks and trades are golden.. Sorry im jus callin it how I see it. Nothin more

we can't admit he is messing up for a reason. He was given this team with a roster full of average players and minimal picks. He said he needed to rebuild. So he got picks, and smaller expirings and Rubio stashed away to set up last summer. We went thru a trial year to evaluate our players. Now he has had another draft, upgraded defense, athletic ability, and shooting. free agency just started.
its not that we don't think he MIGHT have made a bad decision. But drafts and trades, if we (and I mean intelligent NBA fans, follow me here) have learned anything, you can not judge trades or drafts until a year or two down the line.

So his grade is unknown right now. THAT is why Wolves fans won't admit he has made a bad decision. Cause we don't know yet

numba1CHANGsta
07-01-2010, 06:01 PM
that's a great deal for the t-wolves, he's a very solid backup C/PF

PlezPlayDKnicks
07-01-2010, 06:11 PM
we can't admit he is messing up for a reason. He was given this team with a roster full of average players and minimal picks. He said he needed to rebuild. So he got picks, and smaller expirings and Rubio stashed away to set up last summer. We went thru a trial year to evaluate our players. Now he has had another draft, upgraded defense, athletic ability, and shooting. free agency just started.
its not that we don't think he MIGHT have made a bad decision. But drafts and trades, if we (and I mean intelligent NBA fans, follow me here) have learned anything, you can not judge trades or drafts until a year or two down the line.

So his grade is unknown right now. THAT is why Wolves fans won't admit he has made a bad decision. Cause we don't know yet

I can respect that.. Rome wasnt built in a day and he had bad building blocks attitude.. But lets say he drafted Curry and Rubio... That woulda been way better than curry and flynn. OR curry derozan.. Or rubio derozan... I think any1 of those combo's was better than the flynn, rubio combo.. If his goal are assests he shoulda chose the best assests. But i as knicks fan understand hindsight and bad gm'z.. And if Khan isnt a bad Gm he def seems to have the quality characteristics of one. Goin thru Isiah,Layden...

The Jury is out on Donnie bcuz he hasnt started to build the team yet. We will see where he falls if we strike out. He broke us down like he said he would. Lets see his vision of rebuilding b4 I call him good or bad.

ManningToTyree
07-01-2010, 06:20 PM
haha i needed a good laugh. this signing has epic fail written all over it.

kjdills13
07-01-2010, 06:23 PM
Darko is Verry underated IMO. Yes hes not James bosh Wade and all the players he was drafted with BUT.

when he is given minutes he has been a solid center.

he average 7 point 5 boards and 1 block in 20 minutse a game. If you played him 33 35 minutes he would get about 10, 8 and 1.5 or more

IMO he is a Similar to B. Haywood except haywood makes 11 a year!!

Tony_Starks
07-01-2010, 06:25 PM
we can't admit he is messing up for a reason. He was given this team with a roster full of average players and minimal picks. He said he needed to rebuild. So he got picks, and smaller expirings and Rubio stashed away to set up last summer. We went thru a trial year to evaluate our players. Now he has had another draft, upgraded defense, athletic ability, and shooting. free agency just started.
its not that we don't think he MIGHT have made a bad decision. But drafts and trades, if we (and I mean intelligent NBA fans, follow me here) have learned anything, you can not judge trades or drafts until a year or two down the line.

So his grade is unknown right now. THAT is why Wolves fans won't admit he has made a bad decision. Cause we don't know yet



Just out of curiousity, at this point what exactly does this Kahn have to do for you to officially say "ok, this guy is really messing up!" I'm not trying to be funny or anything but I've read your post about him before and you've been EXTREMELY patient with this guy, more than most for sure.

I totally get the whole lets see how the young guys pan out thing and the Rubio optimism but does it not seem that there are at least a lot of signs to indicate he's really screwing off a good franchise?

EdGein812
07-01-2010, 06:32 PM
He actually does have some skill. A lot more serviceable than say...Mr. Kwame Brown. Decent defender, strong shot blocker, and is pretty athletic for a 7 footer. Good hands, good passer. Seems to be getting better each year. I'm surprised he's sticking around and not heading overseas. I was hoping he would have gave it another go-around with the Pistons but that was NEVER going to happen. Good signing, in my opinion.

EdGein812
07-01-2010, 06:34 PM
He still had talent in Detroit - the two things he didn't have was confidence or playing time.

PLAYERS FAN
07-01-2010, 06:38 PM
http://twitter.com/chadfordinsider

He must have a good agent.

:facepalm: :laugh: I still think he never got a fair chance.

nico916
07-01-2010, 06:57 PM
The T-Wolves need to sign Adam Morrison fast. Can you imagine the Darko, Morrison combo. It would be 10 times deadlier then any combo ever known to man. Timber Wolf fans be excited woot woot hecka lucky.

ATX
07-01-2010, 07:02 PM
The T-Wolves need to sign Adam Morrison fast. Can you imagine the Darko, Morrison combo. It would be 10 times deadlier then any combo ever known to man. Timber Wolf fans be excited woot woot hecka lucky.

That made me laugh. Seriously.

Wolves gave Darko...Darko a 20 million dollar deal? Terrible. :facepalm:
Check out what a winner he is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woWqSmichOo&feature=related

SugeKnight
07-01-2010, 07:06 PM
That's just 5 mil per year...no biggie.

i concur. stop bashin minny yo

magichatnumber9
07-01-2010, 07:19 PM
Did the Timberwolves use the Boston 1st round pick on Rubio? I love the timberwolves, they should of done what would have been best and just gave it back.

jackdawson
07-01-2010, 07:27 PM
Minnesota will reamain pathetic franchise because of their ****ed up front office although they have some really good young players.

Silent
07-01-2010, 07:29 PM
http://twitter.com/chadfordinsider

He must have a good agent.

Cornstein deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award. Negotiated $58 mil for Darko over his career + $65 mil for Dalembert + $32 mil for Beno


i say so

Kakaroach
07-01-2010, 07:39 PM
Cornstein is a good agent but Darko played well down the stretch, thats why he got this contract. He still has to prove himself that he is deserving of it, but for now its really not that bad, plus its only for 4 years, not like some other ridiculous long contracts.

ClayMatthews
07-01-2010, 07:46 PM
Never heard of him. Must be good..

badkins1121
07-01-2010, 07:49 PM
Did the Timberwolves use the Boston 1st round pick on Rubio? I love the timberwolves, they should of done what would have been best and just gave it back.
No, we traded Mike Miller and Randy Foye to get Ricky Rubio (WAS 1st)

dodie53
07-01-2010, 08:02 PM
maybe he's going to be used for a trade?
:shrug:

Nighthawk
07-01-2010, 09:27 PM
lol seriously, who let kahn out of his mental home and allowed him to control an NBA franchise. First he drafts loadsa point guards, then loads of small forwards then this :crazy:

Watch and when he flips all the young talent for stars like Danny Ainge did he will be a genious.

MrBigShotBWill
07-01-2010, 10:46 PM
I laugh at this because Darko is only 24 years old! What did he avg with Minny 8 and 5.

Everyone of course will say Second pick in the draft and bust... He was 18. Think about that. I wish the best for him Minny has a vision but PSD has to disagree what a shock re signing. Get over it. You say it's a bad pick and that's fine.

HES STILL 24! You can't tell me he can't get better. They gave him 5 mill for 4 years. And he was gonna go overseas. Maybe Ricky will come into town imo maybe not flynn is beast. Though makes Ricky good trade bait.

Grizz/Cowboys09
07-01-2010, 10:58 PM
only 24 and has been shipped from team to team...cause those teams notice what Minny is about to fine out....Darko is terrible...and he will always be terrible...i had soooo much hope for him when the Grizzlies got him...buts he so not a good player...at all

Grizz/Cowboys09
07-01-2010, 11:14 PM
Wolves fans have an obvious concern about this. He has not shown the passion to get a lot better or play hard, even when given some opportunity. But the NBA crapped on this guy early, and he was literally a kid when he signed that deal making him $8 million a year. Given a promised role, and the offense coming to him helped him this past season. He just turned 25. The last 30 games this previous season, he showed a good defensive presence and the ability to keep guards out of the paint, and crisp passing ability.

I just hope it wasn't him playing well, getting a deal, and now he resorts to poor me instead of taking advantage of this opportunity.

But in reality, even going off his old numbers, if he can play 25 mpg and give us 9/7 with a block, $5 is still not a bad deal.

He is being judged on this thread because he is indeed a bust to this point. But he is still young, and 7 foot big men who are young with skills will always get chances. Its his decision if he wants to turn things around now

i didn't see any game while he was in Minny....and i wish him the best cause i was a big fan of his in Memphis....hopefully he's improved certain aspects of his game...i love his hook shots....he wasn't a good finisher...i always drove me crazy when he would miss a lay up when should have dunked in the first place

cmellofan15
07-01-2010, 11:17 PM
call me crazy but I actually think he can turn it around with a starting job in Minny.

badkins1121
07-01-2010, 11:36 PM
Amir Johnson got 5yr/34M. Is this still THAT bad of deal?

Sure its probably more then he is worth right now but as you can see A LOT of players are getting overpaid already lol.

Also the thread title is wrong, its a 4 year deal and the 4th is only partially guaranteed

lakerfan3118
07-01-2010, 11:56 PM
I think it's a somewhat reasonable deal, but you can only use the ''upside'' argument for so long before it becomes rhetoric. And I truly think the Timberwolves are straddling that line.

Still, the Wolves don't risk much with the signing-- you're paying less than the midlevel. It's a long contract yes, but in the event he even becomes a consistant starter, I believe it's warranted.

PlezPlayDKnicks
07-02-2010, 12:28 AM
Watch and when he flips all the young talent for stars like Danny Ainge did he will be a genious.

Danny Ainge had Kevin McFail.. The only dude worse than Khan as a Minny Gm.. No buddy deals are likely like that one that netted KG.

thesparky33
07-02-2010, 01:19 AM
I know that he averaged 3.5 RPG in 21 minutes, which is pretty awful for a guy who is 6'11.
Thought you were smarter than that, Derek? You do know that European basketball is an entire different style of play, and rebounding rates are almost infinitely less, among other factors.

Either way, have fun with the NBA's version of Randy Moss on your team.

Never heard of him. Must be good.. How old are you?