Size wasn't exactly a need for the Milwaukee Bucks when the free agency period started. With Larry Sanders, John Henson, Ersan Ilyasova and Ekpe Udoh, the Bucks seemed set up front. Despite that, ESPN's Marc Stein reports the team has come to an agreement with former Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia.
Stein reports the deal is for three years and $16 million. Pachulia is coming off a season where he averaged 5.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in just 52 games. His season was cut short due to a right Achilles injury he initially suffered in January, which eventually required surgery. While he should be able to play with either Sanders or Ilyasova, his signing with likely mean less minutes for Udoh, Henson or both.
The Bucks also have Gustavo Ayon on their roster, as well as Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, who splits time between both forward spots. Soon after the Pachulia signing was announced, Udoh sent out a one-word tweet that may sum up his feelings on the signing.
Sheeeesh— Ekpe Udoh (@EkpeUdoh) July 7, 2013
Next up for the Bucks is determining what to do with Brandon Jennings. Milwaukee has stated its intent to bring the restricted free agent back and Jennings has said he'd like to return to the Bucks. However, talks between the two sides have yet to heat up.