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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
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Giannis Antetokounmpo: I think we need a top class bigman. We have Zaza Pachulia who really knows how to play basketball and John Henson who will keep getting better and better and some other big guys with potential. But we need an athletic, top class bigman. Who will be able to finish plays, score and play effective defense. Who will have the skills to function as the rim protector and set good screens.
There were rumors that Pachulia might be suspended for Game 3 but the league did not rule him out based on the incidents Monday. “I think there was a lot of speculation of what was going to take place, but nothing took place,” Kidd said. “I think the ruling comes from New York. From what they said, nothing was justified to be suspended. We’re lucky to have Z.”
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Nikola Mirotic left the Chicago Bulls’ win Monday night late in the fourth quarter with multiple injuries following scuffles with Bucks big man Zaza Pachulia. The Bulls said Mirotic has a left quad strain and will be re-evaluated Tuesday morning. Mirotic also has a swollen left knee, and the fear in the locker room immediately after the 91-82 win over the Milwaukee Bucks was that he might have a concussion as well.
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Center Zaza Pachulia, who had his fourth double-double of the season (12 points, 14 rebounds) in the Bucks’ 94-91 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night, said the team has “a serious job” to tackle in the coming weeks, “It’s a very important time of the season, so we should concentrate on the team, to play the right way and win as many games as possible,” Pachulia said. “That’s our job and we’re going to continue to work hard. Whenver Larry comes … obviously his locker is still here …he’s going to address. It’s up to him. But we know it’s a personal reason. That’s all we heard.”
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It looks like Bucks power forward and center Zaza Pachulia is making a play to take the Bucks court home, according to Grantland, a site of ESPN.com. Pachulia is interested in purchasing the recently retired basketball floor, a pretty standard issue affair, which was replaced by a floor inspired by an even older, 1977 floor designed by Pop artist Robert Indiana. The brand new floor, which debuted during pre-season games in October, features to giant Ms flanking the midcourt line, much as the more colorful Indiana floor did a generation ago.
Toko Shengelia and his wife, Salome Jugeli, are enjoying their first day of marriage Monday. The two were married Sunday in Mshteka, just north of the Georgian capital of Tbilisi in the foothills of the Caucuses Mountains. Irina Pavlova, president of ONEXIM Sports and Entertainment, represented the Nets at the wedding, which took place in the 900-year-old Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, mother church of the Georgian Orthodox Church. Both wore traditional Georgian dress. “it was incredible and very very touching!” said Pavlova, who provided photographs to NetsDaily. “I’m so glad I went!! They are totally adorable together, crazy in love.”
Pachulia is coming off a right Achilles injury suffered last season. He underwent surgery in April and has started to work out again in Atlanta, where he will train the rest of the summer before heading to Milwaukee in September. “I’m glad it’s over; the hard days are over,” Pachulia said. “I had surgery in April and the first couple months are very tough. Now it’s rehab time. I’m on track. The most important thing is to stay smart and patient. So far, so good. I should be 100% for training camp.”
“Atlanta is my home,” Pachulia said. “There is no question about it. The franchise has been great to me over the past eight years from the owners to the front office, coaches and of course the fans. “But I also understand the situation because the [front office] has so many things to do this summer. Danny Ferry has so much work to do. Obviously being somewhat of a new general manager here and hiring a new head coach (Mike Budenholzer). Now they have to fill out the team with players. There are so many roster spots available, so I understand the business side of it.”