Bucks Sign Zaza Pachulia

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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3 thoughts on “Bucks Sign Zaza Pachulia

  1. merchie89

    I take back everything i said about Robin Lopez, id rather have you with no legs than Pachulia with those extra legs

  2. FlaveFlava

    Seems like a lot of money for a back-up center when they’ve got Sanders there, who I think could continue to develop as a defensive presence.

  3. Ron Djdroop Gordon

    Smh this is the dumbest signin of the Bucks in the last 2-3 years and clearly shows that John Hammond has NO IDEA what he is doing & is too stubborn to allow somebody to help fix. He’s setting Larry Drew up for failure, at a time the BUcks need to convince fans the most that they should support the franchise. How can a fan honestly support a team that only has 2 gaurds on the books n spends 15 million for a BACKUP CENTER?! Its stupid, then they didn’t even get a legit big they got a 6p 6r guy lmao. WHO THE HELL IS THE STARTING POINT GAURD??? If the Bucks don’t bring it all together soon I will PERSONALLY start the fire John Hammond campaign in Milwaukee!!!


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