Milwaukee Bucks and Joel Przybilla Have Mutual Interest

March 23, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) and Portland Trail Blazers center Joel Przybilla (10) battle for the ball under the basket in the first half of the game at the Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

For months now, the Bucks and free agent center Joel Przybilla have danced around the notion of bringing him back to Milwaukee.  Last season, Przybilla enjoyed his winter holidays with his family, took his time, and eventually joined up with Portland.  Last season in 27 games, the Vanilla Gorilla averaged 2.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 0.6 blocks in 16.6 minutes per game.  He started 19 of those games after Marcus Camby was traded.

Now Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times is reporting on Twitter that the Bucks and Przybilla may hook up this season.

Larry Sanders started slowly in the Vegas Summer League, but caught on late and sat out the final game. He He could be a tweener center, but the Bucks struggled mightily last year with zero true centers after the Bogut trade. They now have one in Samuel Dalembert and a second could soon be on the way.

The Bucks are now over the salary cap, but it’s not impossible that there are other moves on the horizon, especially considering the Bucks lack of depth at the wing spots. They could potentially sign Przybilla using either the biannual exception or their remaining portion of the midlevel exception. (They used part of it to sign Doron Lamb.)

One factor that has been mentioned repeatedly during the Bucks/Przybilla tango is that Joel has family in Wisconsin.

Topics: Bucks, Joel Przybilla, Larry Sanders, Milwaukee Bucks

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