Magic get Milicic from Pistons
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic acquired forward/center Darko
Milicic and guard Carlos Arroyo from the Detroit Pistons, in exchange for
forward Kelvin Cato and a future first-round pick.
The deal was made official by the Magic during their battle with the Miami
Heat on Wednesday. Cato, who was on the bench in street clothes due to injury,
was removed from the bench midway through the third quarter.
The seven-foot Milicic was drafted second overall in the 2003 draft and has
seen limited action in his time with the Pistons. In 25 games this season,
Milicic has scored 1.5 points per game, averaging just 5.6 minutes per game.
For his career, the Serbian forward/center is averaging 1.6 PPG with 1.2
rebounds per contest in 96 games (two starts).
The Pistons selected Milicic with the lottery pick they received from Memphis
in a 1997 trade for Otis Thorpe.
Arroyo has appeared in 50 games with Detroit this season and is averaging 6.4
PPG with 3.1 assists per contest.
Cato, who is currently sidelined with an ankle injury, has played in 23 games
this season for Orlando, averaging 3.8 PPG with 2.7 boards per contest. The
nine-year veteran has also spent time with Portland and Orlando and has career
averages of 5.6 PPG and 5.5 rebounds per game.