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Ian Thomsen
June 02, 2003
On 7-foot, 245-pound Darko Milicic of Serbia-Montenegro:
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June 02, 2003

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On 7-foot, 245-pound Darko Milicic of Serbia-Montenegro:

"About one fifth of the people in the league I've spoken to feel that Milicic will be a better player than LeBron James down the road. They prefer Darko because of his toughness, his competitiveness and the way he moves for a guy his size. He's going to be a much better player in the NBA because over there [with KK Hemofarm Vrsac] he plays in a very structured, restrictive system. A lot of the guys who love Darko think he's going to be a two-to-three-year project because he needs to develop a back-to-the-basket game, but I'm guessing he'll gain 15 pounds and be productive as a rookie."

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