Wednesday , Jul , 04 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Magic withdraw offer from Milicic

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic reportedly have withdrawn
their qualifying offer for restricted free agent forward Darko Milicic.

Milicic’s agent Marc Cornstein told the Orlando Sentinel that Magic owner Otis
Smith sent him an e-mail Tuesday saying the team had withdrawn their offer and
made him an unrestricted free agent.

Cornstein also stated that there was “no chance” Orlando could sign Milicic
now.

The Magic acquired Milicic, along with guard Carlos Arroyo, from the Detroit
Pistons during the 2005-06 season in exchange for forward Kelvin Cato and a
future first-round pick.

The seven-foot Milicic was drafted second overall in the 2003 draft and saw
limited action in his time with the Pistons.

In 2006-07, Milicic averaged career highs of 8.0 points and 5.5 rebounds a
game.

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