Found October 07, 2011 on
According to the Sportando blog, Zaza Pachulia reached an agreement with Turkish team Galatasaray Istanbul, where he will be playing until the end of the NBA lockout. Pachulia spent the last eight seasons in the NBA averaging 6.8 ppg and 5.1 rpg in 579 games. He’s played with the Atlanta Hawks since the 2005-06 season.
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Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia still plans on spending the lockout in Turkey - just with a different team.
Pachulia will sign a deal to play with Galatasaray Istanbul, Sportando.net reported Friday.
This summer, Pachulia denied reports that he had signed with Besiktas, a rival team in the Turkish League that has signed New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams.
Days after qualifying for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, newcomer Galatasaray of Turkey announced on Friday the return of big man Zaza Pachulia to Europe’s top competition. Pachulia (2.10 meters, 27 years old) arrives from the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA, where last season he averaged 4.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 79 appearances. [...]
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