Found October 08, 2011 on
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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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.
Atlanta Hawks forward Zaza Pachulia has decided he’s had enough and just wants to play basketball. He’s joined the growing ranks of NBA players who said screw this and bolted to play overseas. In a way he’s really just going home as he started his professional career in the Euroleague and on top of that he gets to play for his hometown team.
Days after qualifying for the...
His rumored deal with Besiktas never materialized, but, in the absence of NBA basketball, Zaza Pachulia will play in Turkey. Galatasaray qualified for Euroleague this season which means those with access to ESPN3 may get to watch a Hawk play professional basketball this autumn.
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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.