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Zaza Pachulia (Georgian: ზაზა ფაჩულია) (born in Tbilisi, Georgia on February 10 1984) is a professional basketball player in the NBA.

Early athletic career編輯

He was a very successful basketball player at a very early age in Georgia. Zaza was approximately 6 feet 8 inches (2. 08 meters) at the age of 13. He was scouted and recruited by the Turkish professional team �lkerspor when he was a teenager. He became a member of the national basketball team of Georgia at a young age and led his team as a center to beat other Eastern European rivals, such as Belarus and Bulgaria. This helped him to gain the respect and love of Georgian basketball fans.

National Basketball Association編輯


After distinguishing himself in �lkerspor squad, Pachulia was drafted in the second round by Orlando Magic in 2003 NBA Draft. Zaza ended up spending the 2004-2005 season with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks did not have a contract with Pachulia, because he was traded from the Charlotte Bobcats, where he was selected in the 2004 Expansion Draft. While with the Bucks, Pachulia averaged 6.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game off the bench. After spending one season with the Bucks, the young team of Atlanta Hawks became interested in him. Pachulia signed a contract with Hawks in the 2005 off-season. He was very excited to become a hawk and made ambitious comments comparing himself with Shaquille O'Neal and Yao Ming nhjghjghjghjghjghjghjghjghjghj. ?I am a real Georgian now? ? said Pachulia when he signed a contract with the Georgia-based team. In the 2005-2006 season Pachulia because the starting center for the Atlanta Hawks where he averaged 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.

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Personal life編輯

Off the court Pachulia finds time for fans. According to Jon Cooper, ?If ever there was a case of clothes make the man, it is Hawks center Zaza Pachulia.? ?When I?m dressed nicely and when I feel good, I play well and my day is going good.? His teammates also mention the fact that Zaza is a well sophisticated in fashion. According to Salim Stoudamire ?The best dresser is probably Zaza. He?s always got the Armani suits, stuff like that, with the little shoes that point up in the air.? [1] 模板:Hoopsbio-stub

External links編輯

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