Trying to Talk Myself Into This Darko Thing
Ladies and gentlemen: Darko has landed.
He hadn't played in an NBA game since November upon arriving, but the Wolves - suddenly in possession of one of the more infamous #2 picks in any NBA Draft - seem set on making him a big part of the rotation. He played 19 minutes Sunday and 25 last night, including almost the entire fourth quarter on Tuesday. (Al Jefferson, meanwhile, played barely one minute in the final period of that game.)
He's made it clear that he wants to go home after the season, but that didn't stop him from being an immediate hit with the home fans. Maybe it was just the excitement of something new, maybe it was his astonishing plus-minus Sunday (+35, the best for a Timberwolf in five years), but by the fourth quarter, Wolves fans were chanting "WE WANT DARKO."