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08:09 AM ET 09.25 | Just about every part of the Timberwolves organization has been evaluated, and while the changes go beyond basketball, the on-court product has been reconfigured for Rick Adelman, too. Behind the scenes, as promised, Adelman was providing input and helping with the decisions. "Most of the moves [David Khan] is making are heavily influenced by what Rick has asked of us. But when it comes to finances, David will tell Rick no," [Glen Taylor] reveals. "At the end of the year, Rick gives me a report of what he thinks of each player. He tells me it's the same one he gave David and that David knows he is giving it to me. Then he goes through the list. He says, 'This is the first one I want gone' -- that was [underachieving veteran center] Darko [Milicic]."

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September 25, 2012  09:14 AM ET

Well the celtics couldn't wait for nobody to be interested in him to sign him....

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September 25, 2012  09:40 AM ET

hes an average player with size and some skills - be honest bros thats often enough to make it into the nba.....

September 25, 2012  09:43 AM ET

Must be tough to be considered one of the NBA's biggest disappointments ever

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September 25, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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Poor guy got drafted #2 ahead of Melo, Wade and Bosh. That was a high standard on him right from the start.

Not HIS fault that dumb Joe got him at #2!!!!!!!!

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September 25, 2012  10:10 AM ET

Stay In Boston, Bro.

September 25, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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Not HIS fault that dumb Joe got him at #2!!!!!!!!

Well at the time Darko was the so called experts choice as the 2nd pick in that daft. If you recall even Jerry West was upset that he had to give that pick up cause he had his eye on Darko. I personally wanted Melo but Joe D never asked me lol

September 25, 2012  10:32 AM ET
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It's all funny when threads like this is put up. But you have to consider the coach. Adelman is a good coach. But that's all he is. He's never won a championship. There's a level of respect that a winning coach commands. Next Town Larry Brown got lucky winning one in Detroit.... The case wasn't entirely Darko's fault, he had Rashweed, Ben Wallace and another bigman ahead of him in his rookie year. As for Adelman demanding that Darko go, was a personal thing and not a basketball judgement. I say KG, Paul Pierce, Rondo and Doc will bring something out.... Just a hunch.

Sorry buddy your in for a huge disappointment....he will have a game here and there but he is a walking chump. No heart. KG is probably going to smack that dude in practice.

September 25, 2012  11:47 AM ET
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Dumars logic on that one was that he just got Taushawn Prince and didn't need a wing he needed a big.Not sure if that is him making an excuse or just being dumb.

Its called rationalizing a HUGE mistake...no hindsight needed there, we ALL laughed at that pick as soon as it happened.

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September 26, 2012  08:08 AM ET
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Must be tough to be considered one of the NBA's biggest disappointments ever

Kwame Brown?

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