Darko Milicic settling in with Celtics

Well-traveled big man won't live up to draft hype, but faces no pressure in Boston

Updated: October 12, 2012, 10:25 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- No expectations.

That's what Celtics coach Doc Rivers had when Boston inked veteran big man Darko Milicic this offseason. And it's also what Rivers wants Milicic to operate with after a nine-year NBA career that's been weighed down by his lofty draft position.

"I think he has a good support system here, everybody supports him, they're not asking him to go out and be [Kareem Abdul-]Jabbar," Rivers said of the former No. 2 overall pick, who was sandwiched between LeBron ...

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