Milicic to make Timberwolves debut on Sunday night

Darko Milicic is about to begin what might be his last chance in

the NBA.

Milicic, who was traded to Minnesota last week by the New York

Knicks, is expected to play for the first time in more than three

months when the Timberwolves host Oklahoma City on Sunday.

The 24-year-old hasn’t played since Nov. 13 and saw time in only

eight games this season for the Knicks. Milicic wanted to be

released so he could return to his native Serbia. When he found out

that he had been traded to the struggling Timberwolves, Milicic

acknowledged he was angry.

While he won’t rule out staying in the United States, the former

No. 2 overall pick said he’s planning on playing in Europe next

season.

Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis said Milicic isn’t in game shape,

but he is going to play him off of the bench and see how he

fares.