With the possibility of Darko Milicic missing some time with an aggravated right-quadricep injury, it's time to examine his statistical contributions one-fourth of the way through the season.
|MP||FG A/M||FG%||FT A/M||FT%||Reb (O/D)||T-Reb||Asts||Stl||Blk||TOs||PFs|
|4th||3rd / 3rd||9th||4th / 7th||13th||2nd / 2nd||2nd||3rd||6th||1st||3rd||1st|
From first glance, it becomes apparent that Darko is seeing the type of minutes he's never seen before, despite playing about ten minutes less each night to begin the season. Yes, his field goal percentage is horrendous for a big man, but it's been steadily climbing up the past dozen or so games. He's not getting to the line enough, but that will come with time. His rebounding could use some work, but he's second on the team while battling Love for the 'bounds. It's not a good thing if your big man is among the team's leaders in assists, but Darko's managing to do that and carrying a 1-1 TO/Ast ratio. Obviously, his shotblocking is there and he's managing to steal the ball occasionally, although not at the pace he was at the beginning of the season.
For $4 million, what big can do all of those things mentioned?