Mavericks Acquire Center Zaza Pachulia From Bucks
- For Immediate Release
- July 9, 2015
DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they acquired center Zaza Pachulia from the Milwaukee Bucks for a future second round draft pick.
Pachulia (6'11, 270) was originally drafted 42nd overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2003 NBA Draft. The 12-year veteran has played a total of 815 games (317 starts) for three teams (Orlando, Milwaukee and Atlanta). He has career averages of 7.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 21.0 minutes.
In 2014-2015, he averaged 8.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 23.7 minutes in 73 games (45 starts) in his second stint with Milwaukee.
A native of Tbilisi, Georgia, Pachulia has played with the Georgian National Team seven times. He left Georgia in 11998 for Turkey to pursue his basketball career when he was 15 years old. He appeared in 73 games during parts of four seasons for Ulker of Istanbul, the top level of Turkey and averaged 6.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game (1999-2003). He helped Ulker win the Turkish National Championship in 2001.