Bucks Sign Zaza Pachulia

July 17 2013 at 4:55pm CDT By Spencer Lund

JULY 17TH, 4:55pm: The Bucks have officially finalized their deal with Pachulia, the team announced today in a press release.

JULY 6TH, 11:03pm: According to sources close to the situation, Marc Stein of ESPN.com writes that the Bucks and Pachulia verbally agreed to a three-year deal that will pay him $16MM. Pachulia will be re-united with his coach with the Hawks last season when he follows Larry Drew to the Bucks.

9:46pm: Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tweets that it's a three-year $15MM deal. ESPN.com's Chris Broussard tweets the same, as does NBA.com columnist David Aldridge (Twitter), but Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears says the deal is actually worth $15.6MM over three years (Twitter) while referencing that ESPN first reported the story (see below). 

Gardner adds that Pachulia will be a good locker-room presence for the Bucks and provide nice addition of toughness inside to team with blossoming big man Larry Sanders (Twitter).

Pachulia is represented by Jim Connor of Williams & Connolly according to the Hoops Rumors Agency Database. Zaza averaged 5.9 PPG and 6.5 RPG in 21.8 MPG during a 2012/13 season that saw him appear in 52 games for the Hawks

9:37pm: Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski tweets that league sources are telling him the deal is worth $15MM over three years.

9:33pm: Stein tweets that the Bucks have agreed to a three-year deal worth $16MM for Zaza Pachulia. 

9:31pm: ESPN.com's Marc Stein says (Twitter) the Bucks are "pushing very hard" to get Hawks big man, Zaza Pachulia. They're reportedly offering in the $5MM a year range, Stein adds (Twitter).

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