Zaza Pachulia RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:265 lbs. / 120.2 kg.
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.”
“I’m not upset. I understand this is the playoffs and people play more physical. But you need to be careful too. It’s good when you play physical but not dirty.” Mirotic danced around the question if Pachulia’s play was a dirty one. “Could be,” he said. “I don’t know. I don’t like to talk bad about other players. But players need to be careful. Of course I understand you should play physical because it’s the playoffs. But you need to be careful and maybe that play was really dirty and maybe he tried to push me. He knows better than me.”
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.
Zaza Pachulia said the Bucks were together in the locker room on Thursday when the news came down that point guard Brandon Knight was being traded to the Phoenix Suns as part of a three-team deal. Stunned was the operative word. “The first couple minutes obviously we were shocked,” said Pachulia, the 30-year-old center. “You’re just not expecting this. But we all realize it’s a business and we move forward. It was kind of silence in the beginning because we were looking at Brandon, all of us. He was sad. Obviously there’s something special going on this year with this team. It’s really special, especially with the year we had last year. Chemistry was improving. We have a great coaching staff and they’re going to put us in the right situation, the right spots. So we’re not worried about the chemistry going the other way.”
Charles F. Gardner: Zaza Pachulia will return to action tonight for Bucks after missing 6 games with strained right calf. Kenyon Martin (ankle) remains out.
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.”
During last night’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Pacers’ bench players, Bucks center Zaza Pachulia ended up hitting the floor. When long-serving ref Dick Bavetta walked past to make the call, Zaza asked for a little help getting up off the floor. And as you can see in the Vine below, that help was not forthcoming.
Pachulia said he did not know exactly when he would return. “Let’s enjoy today and make sure it doesn’t get worse,” Pachulia said. “Obviously the training staff and the team doctor makes the decision, when they’re going to give me the green light.”
Charles F. Gardner: Zaza Pachulia has fractured right foot and will be re-examined in four weeks, Bucks coach Larry Drew said after practice Monday.
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.
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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.”
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free-agent center Zaza Pachulia (6-11, 240), General Manager John Hammond announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy.
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.”
The Bucks have not yet signed free agents O.J. Mayo, Zaza Pachulia and Carlos Delfino while waiting to sort out the situation with restricted free agent Brandon Jennings and unrestricted free agent Monta Ellis, who has yet to sign with a team. A source confirmed that Ellis fired his longtime agent Jeff Fried and it is thought he will be hiring Dan Fegan, who serves as Dwight Howard’s agent.
Marc Stein: Just got follow-up word: Three years, $16 million and a done deal for Zaza Pachulia’s free-agent move to Milwaukee
Milwaukee has reached out to Pachulia, an unrestricted free agent who would be a perfect backup for Sanders. I’ve been told Pachulia has being courted by a handful of teams but the Bucks may be the frontrunner for his services.
The Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs want to talk with Pachulia, two people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about ongoing negotiations.
David Aldridge: Milwaukee, Portland, San Antonio join Hawks as suitors for Zaza Pachulia, per source. Pachulia recovery from Achilles surgery on schedule.
“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.”