According to reports, the Bucks have come terms with free agent center Zaza Pachulia on a three-year, $15.6 million deal. Marc Stein of ESPN broke the news first.
Just got follow-up word: Three years, $16 million and a done deal for Zaza Pachulia’s free-agent move to Milwaukee
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2013
Pachulia, 29, makes a return to Milwaukee, as he spent the 2004-2005 season with the Bucks where he played 74 games and averaged 18 minutes per contest. Pachulia, who descends from Georgian/Turkish nationality, has played the last 8 seasons with the Atlanta Hawks. Last season Pachulia averaged 21.8 minutes, 5.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game on 47.3% shooting while helping the Hawks reach the playoffs.
Particularly known for his rebounding and hustle plays, Pachulia will join a crowded Milwaukee front court that includes developing guys like Larry Sanders, Ekpe Udoh and John Henson, along with veterans Gustavo Ayon, Drew Gooden and Ersan Ilyasova. You have to wonder, are the Bucks now in position to move one of their big men?
Ekpe Udoh offered his thoughts on Milwaukee’s current front court situation via Twitter.
— Ekpe Udoh (@EkpeUdoh) July 7, 2013