Joel Przybilla started his NBA career with the Milwaukee Bucks when the team traded for his rights after the Houston Rockets selected him with the ninth overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft. Now, with his career winding down, it sounds as though the "Vanilla Gorilla" will be returning to his roots.
Przybilla returned mid-season to play 27 games for the Portland Trail Blazers after playing the majority of his last eight seasons in the Pacific Northwest, but the Racine Journal Times reports that the 32-year-old free agent has decided to sign with Milwaukee.
"We're excited about this," Bill Duffy, Przybilla's agent, said in a telephone interview Monday night. "Joel had a great meeting last week with John Hammond, Scott Skiles and Jeff Weltman and they told him that he not only would bring great value on the court, but that he could help them with his leadership and stability. We think it's a perfect fit."
With the addition of Przybilla, the Bucks will enter this season with a very veteran group of centers considering their trade for Samuel Dalembert earlier this offseason.
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