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  • Former No. 2 draft pick Darko Milicic will reportedly become a professional kickboxer, obviously

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie27 mins ago

    Try as he might, and he didn't often seem to try that hard, Darko Milicic could never find a home in the NBA. The 7-foot Serbian selected second overall in the vaunted 2003 NBA draft — one pick after LeBron James, one pick before Carmelo Anthony, ahead of fellow likely future Hall of Famers Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh — never even got close to validating Joe Dumars' faith and living up to his lofty lottery position, drifting for a decade without making much of an on-court dent for any of the six NBA teams that employed him.

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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the late Caldwell Jones

    Dan Devine at Ball Don't Lie18 hrs ago

    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.

    C: The Oregonian and CSNNW.com. John Canzano and Dwight Jaynes fondly remember Caldwell Jones, a tenacious shot-blocker, rebounder and defender whose pro hoops career spanned 17 combined seasons in the ABA and NBA, who was regarded by longtime NBA scribe Peter Vecsey as "one of everybody's all-time favorite people," and who died Sunday at age 64 after suffering a heart attack.

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