Found October 09, 2011 on
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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 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, newcomer Galatasaray of Turkey announced on Friday the return of big man Zaza Pachulia to Europe’s top competition. (Euroleague.net)
There’s no word on whether or not the deal has an opt-out clause should the lockout be lifted, but I’m sure it has one. If you’re not playing in China (where the league doesn’t allow them) then a player would be a fool not to get one included in his contract.
Pachulia may just be a back-up big man in the NBA but this shows how dire the NBA situation is, more and more players are taking their talents overseas. The international boys ar...
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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. [...]
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.
Recently, Adidas put together this commercial for the new AdiZero Ghost shoes which features Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith.The poet within the clip is Shihan, a rather famous spoken-word poet who eloquently puts Josh Smith aerial antics in spoken word form:(Courtesy of Slam Online)
Well, what seemed inevitable is now official. The NBA season is going to be less than 82 games for its teams this season because owners continue to lock out players without a new CBA.
The league announced tonight that all games through Nov. 14 are canceled–that means wiped away, not postponed as earlier reports speculated might happen before today’s seven-hour negotiation session...
Previously: Joe Johnson, Josh Smith, Al Horford, Rick Sund, Larry DrewQuite predictably, Jamal Crawford couldn't muster back-to-back career years. Without the freedom Mike Woodson granted him to focus on scoring (and nothing but) Crawford turned back into the player he'd always been. Crawford's 2009-10 season was a remarkable gift that provided a surprisingly substantial...