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Yao opts for foot surgery

Yao Ming will have surgery to repair a stress fracture in his left foot, Houston Rockets officials said Saturday.

The surgery will be performed Monday in Houston by Rockets team doctor Tom Clanton. The team announced the All-Star center’s injury on Tuesday and said he would get a second opinion before deciding whether to have the surgery.

Darko still struggling

Before the LeBron James draft in 2003, a GM said of Darko Milicic, “Based on the game we saw him, you’d have to consider taking him No. 1.”

Taken at No. 2 by the Pistons, Milicic complained he didn’t get a chance in Detroit and Orlando. He’s now in Memphis, where the Grizzlies messed him up by giving him a chance.

“Now I’m losing my confidence, I don’t know why,” he said. “There is a lot of stuff going on in my head. All the stuff that happened to me before has left some scars.”

Barry back to Spurs

With all the former Spurs running teams, it was a matter of time before one former colleague was suggesting collusion.

“I think maybe there was something behind the scenes there,” said Phoenix President Steve Kerr, who tried to sign Brent Barry, whom the Spurs traded to Seattle, which cut him.

“Sam Presti (Seattle GM) used to be in San Antonio as an assistant. Who knows?”

Courted by the Suns, Mavericks, Celtics and Rockets, Barry said he’ll sign with – the Spurs.