HoopsHype Zaza Pachulia rumors

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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. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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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." NetsDaily

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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. NBA.com

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." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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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. Racine Journal-Times

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. USA Today Sports

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“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.” HoopsWorld

The free agency period is underway and the Portland Trail Blazers wasted little time in reaching out to free agent center Zaza Pachulia, a league source informed CSNNW.com. The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the private nature of the talks, says there is interest on both sides and added that dialogue would continue. CSNNW.com

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