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.Pavel Podkolzin Dallas Mavericks

Position: C
Height: 7-5 / 2,26
303 lbs. / 137,5 kg.
Born: 1/15/85
Hometown: Novosibirsk (Russia)

  Strengths: Extremely big... Very strong... Very good mobility for his size... Will grab some rebounds.
Weaknesses: Still learning to play... A turnover waiting to happen... Lack of playing time hurts his development.
Season highs: 10 points vs. Lucentum Alicante and five rebounds vs. Red Star Belgrade.
Grew up with Lokomotiv Novosibirsk (Russia) youth teams.
Made his debut with the first team of Lokomotiv Novosibirsk in 2001-02.
Moved to Varese (Italy) in December 2001. Played there till 2004.
Selected by the Utah Jazz as 21st overall pick in the NBA Draft. Draft rights traded to the Dallas Mavericks.
Won the silver medal at the 2000 European Cadets Championship with the Russian National Team.