Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced that the team has acquired a future second round draft pick from the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for center Zaza Pachulia.
Pachulia appeared in 73 games (45 starts) for the Bucks this season, averaging 8.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He notched 15 double-doubles on the season – his most since the 2005-06 campaign – and set a Bucks franchise record by grabbing 18 offensive boards in a triple-overtime game vs. Brooklyn on March 20. Pachulia also started all six playoff games for the Bucks, averaging 6.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.7 steals in postseason action.
The 12-year veteran from the Republic of Georgia originally signed with the Bucks as a free agent on July 17, 2013, and appeared in 126 games during his most recent stint in Milwaukee. Pachulia also spent the 2004-05 season with the Bucks, appearing in 74 games during his sophomore campaign in the NBA. In all, Pachulia has logged 815 games with Orlando, Milwaukee and Atlanta during his career, with averages of 7.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.