Zaza Pachulia Rumors

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Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia
Position: C
Born: 02/10/84
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Salary: $5,200,000
Now, Dallas’s chances of competing with Golden State, San Antonio, and Oklahoma City in the Western Conference have been dashed. The additions of Williams, Pachulia, and Wesley Matthews aren’t likely to compensate for losing out on Jordan. The Mavericks are likely headed for mediocrity. “We have said all along that we want to grow a younger core and we brought in Wes, that’s a huge step in the right direction, and we’ll keep on adding to that core,” Cuban said. “And we’ve got some vets who know how to play, so I think Zaza takes care of a big chunk of the center position. If we can go a little bit further there, we can be better than we were last year.”
via Boston Globe
Pachulia said he had “no clue” he would be traded but was gratified by the response from his teammates. “We had a good group,” Pachulia said. “Obviously, they’ll be fine. But we had a good chemistry. “It wasn’t only about me. You can’t forget about Duds (Dudley). I’m glad I had the opportunity to play with Duds. It was all about the team for him. “At the end of the day, basketball is temporary. I’m really happy being in Milwaukee these two years gave me these kinds of friends. When you go through hard times and go to winning, it’s even more satisfying.”
via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
The Mavericks, sources said, will gladly take Pachulia’s $5.25 million expiring contract into their salary-cap space — without impacting future flexibility next summer — and make the native of Georgia their frontcourt fallback after being spurned by Jordan on the heels of Tyson Chandler’s defection to Phoenix. Sources say the Bucks had been trying to move Pachulia since beating out the Knicks and other teams for highly coveted free agent Greg Monroe.