Reporters crowded around the Wizards locker room tonight waiting for a word from departing Antawn Jamison, just dealt from Washington to Cleveland in a three-way deal with the Clippers that included former Wolf Sebastian Telfair.

There was no such commotion outside the Wolves locker room for Brian Cardinal.

Blockbuster it's not, but the Wolves have agreed to a deal before tomorrow's trading deadline:

Cardinal to the Knicks for former No. 2 overall pick Darko Milicic.

Why?

The Knicks save some money and are expected to immediately waive Cardinal to make room for a deal that will send Nate Robinson to Boston.

The Wolves get a season-ending audition from the player who was drafted second overall in 2003.

That was right behind LeBron James and ahead of, oh, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Chris Kaman.

Now with his fifth team  -- the Pistons, Orlando, Memphis, Knicks and now the Wolves -- Milicic has been one of the great draft busts in NBA history.

He has indicated he has had enough of the NBA and will return to Europe after his $7.5 million contract expires after this season.

The Wolves will get a 27-game look at a 7-1 center who was selected so high because his size, strength and shot-blocking skills.

Cardinal was out early warming up at Verizon Center tonight, but was nowhere to be found when the Wolves took the floor.

More, hopefully from David Kahn, after halftime tonight.