The Dallas Mavericks acquired center Zaza Pachulia in a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.
Pachulia, 31, spent the last two seasons with the Bucks following eight with the Atlanta Hawks. For Milwaukee in 2014–2015, he averaged 8.3 points and 6.8 rebounds over 23.7 minutes per game, appearing in 73 and starting 45.
The 6'11" center from Tbilisi, Georgia, has averaged 7.0 points and 5.6 rebounds over his 12 NBA seasons.
For the Mavericks, Pachulia provides another large body after DeAndre Jordan reneged on his verbal commitment to Dallas and instead re-signed with Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday. Pachulia’s $5.2 million salary brings the Mavericks to about $12 million in cap space, although they are not expected to overspend in filling out the roster, reports The Dallas Morning News.
- Mike Fiammetta