"The Need for Darko"
Marty Burns says Darko Milicic could be in line for a biggish payday:
Milicic is expected to command a multiyear deal starting in the $7 to $8 million range. Some say that’s optimistic, given that there are so few teams with any cap room.
Assuming he winds up unable to pull off anything more than the midlevel exception, I think the Lakers have to sign him, just so the world can experience the Kwame/Darko All-Bust front line. Those two, Kobe Bryant, plus some Chinese dude from the ABA would be priceless.