July 09, 2015

DALLAS (AP) The Mavericks have acquired center Zaza Pachulia from Milwaukee in a move for a potential starter after missing out on DeAndre Jordan in free agency.

Dallas sent a future second-round pick to the Bucks on Thursday for the 31-year-old veteran from the Republic of Georgia. Pachulia started 45 of his 73 games for Milwaukee last season, averaging 8.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

The 12-year veteran started all six games of the Bucks' first-round playoff loss to Chicago. The 6-foot-11 Pachulia was the 42nd overall pick in the second round by Orlando in 2003. After one-year stints with Orlando and Milwaukee, he spent eight seasons in Atlanta before returning to the Bucks.

Pachulia has 317 starts in 815 games, with career averages of 7.0 points and 5.6 rebounds.

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