HoopsHype Joel Przybilla rumors


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The Bucks are looking at Kyrylo Fesenko and Joel Przybilla, according to sources. Fesenko is an unrestricted free agent who has three years of NBA experience. Przybilla lives in Milwaukee and started his career with the team. HoopsWorld

February 2, 2012 Updates

A source confirmed reports that the Heat has expressed interest in free agent forward Kenyon Martin and free agent center Joel Przybilla, as a means of fortifying its frontcourt. Martin, a former Nugget, cut short his tenure in China, and cannot play until his team there is finished, sometime in March. Przybilla, who played 36 games for Portland and Charlotte last season, is a shot-blocker. Both are expected to pick teams by the weekend. Palm Beach Post

Veteran big man Joel Przybilla is nearing a decision on where he will resume his playing career, according to his agent Bill Duffy. The Tribune reported the Bulls' interest in Przybilla in early December. They also have had conversations with other reserve big man possibilities like Leon Powe, a league source said. Duffy said the Heat also has offered Przybilla a contract, and the Sporting News reported Przybilla's choice will come this week. Chicago Tribune

February 1, 2012 Updates

The Miami Heat, interested in any and all veteran big men who become available on the market, are in the race for two such players that could make their decisions by the end of the week. The Heat have offered contracts to both Joel Przybilla and Kenyon Martin, their agents told ESPN.com. Przybilla is expected to make a choice between the Chicago Bulls and Heat, according to agent Bill Duffy. Martin is interested in several teams, with the Heat in the mix, according to agent Andy Miller. ESPN.com

January 28, 2012 Updates

This could pave the way for the Bulls to add a reserve big man, which general manager Gar Forman has alluded to as far back as training camp. Leon Powe and Joel Przybilla are two players with whom the Bulls have had conversations to bolster a frontcourt which currently has Luol Deng out. Chicago Tribune

January 26, 2012 Updates

Larry Miller reportedly said that you have been in talks with Joel Przybilla about a possible return. Chad Buchanan: "I stay in touch with Joel quite a bit because he's a close friend. We're at 15 contracts right now. I'm just keeping up to date with where he's at with things, if he desires to play again or not, but mostly just from a friendship standpoint of talking to him a lot." Nothing imminent or close to imminent? Chad Buchanan: "Nothing imminent. Nope, nothing at all." Blazers Edge

January 14, 2012 Updates

Jason Quick: Texted with former Blazers center Joel Przybilla this morning. The most important message from him: "I'm starting to miss it." Twitter

The Lakers have a full 15-man roster at the moment and would need to release a player to add one of the veteran free agents on the market. Accomplished NBA contributors Gilbert Arenas and Joel Przybilla are still without a team and Yahoo! Sports reported Rasheed Wallace is considering coming out of retirement to sign somewhere. "We don't expect to sign anybody any time soon," Kupchak said. ESPN.com

January 13, 2012 Updates
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Consider the Clippers one of the many teams hoping to sign Joel Przybilla. The Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks also have expressed interested in the 7-foot-1, 245-pound free-agent center. Przybilla's agent, Bill Duffy, confirmed Wednesday that the Clippers have interest in his client. Przybilla played in just 38 games last season because of knee injuries. "He's feeling healthy," Duffy said. Los Angeles Times

The Clippers just signed free-agent center Reggie Evans last week, but have two spots available because they have only 13 players on their roster. The Clippers feel Przybilla can give them another big body as a backup. They still have the "mini mid-level" exception of $2.5 million and a $3.8-million trade exception from the Chris Paul deal involving New Orleans. Duffy said Przybilla is not in a rush to sign with a team. "I think he's going to wait and see what's going on," Duffy said. "I think he'll get that urgency. I expect to him to call me." Los Angeles Times

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