Standing alone on the court taking jumpers an hour and a half before the Knicks-Pistons game on Monday was 18-year-old Darko Milicic, the youngest and highest-drafted player ever from Europe.
Within minutes he was joined by fellow Serbian Slavko Vranes, a 19-year-old, 7-foot-6 center for the New York Knicks. Right behind him was 18-year-old Polish big Maciej Lampe, another rookie with the Knicks.
They stopped, hugged, laughed and asked each other the most important question of the evening.
"Hey, why aren't you playing Maciej?" Darko says with smile.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider