Mar 11, 2015; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia (27) passes the ball as Orlando Magic forwardTobias Harris
(12) defends during the fourth quarter at BMO Harris Bradley Center. Milwaukee won 97-91. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Zaza Pachulia – Traded
I’m so fired for this one. Pachulia wasn’t bad this season considering he wasn’t even meant to start, but he and Milwaukee just aren’t compatible right now. It’s not you Zaza, it’s us. For my reasoning on why Big Z will most likely get traded this offseason, let’s consult the questions.Will this player still be productive in a few years, when the Bucks will be looking to contend for a title?
1. Will this player still be productive in a few years, when the Bucks will be looking to contend for a title?
Unfortunately, no. Pachulia is currently 31 years old and not incredibly productive now, so he’s already a little bit past his prime. He may still be productive in a year or three, but he will be a role player at best.
2. Will this player’s salary prevent Milwaukee from re-signing Khris Middleton or adding other players in free agency, either this season or down the line?
Potentially. Pachulia is due $5.2 million next season, which is a significant chunk of change.
3. Could this player’s roster spot be better used on a different available player?
Yes. Whether it be a draft pick or a younger, cheaper free agent, flipping Zaza into a player with more upside would be a good move for the Bucks.
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