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Dallas Mavericks acquire Zaza Pachulia from Bucks for second round pick

Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

Milwaukee Bucks v Chicago Bulls - Game Two

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He may be a big drop off from the guy they thought they were getting, but if Zaza Pachulia were on the market Thursday, he would have been the best center available.

So the Dallas Mavericks traded for him.

The cost was a second round pick to the Bucks, and the team confirmed the move in its official statement.

Pachulia averaged 8.3 points and 6.8 rebounds a game last season, plus he is a solid, physical defender. He’ll be tough. He’ll play solid minutes.

He’s not DeAndre Jordan, but he’s not bad, considering what is on the board for the Mavericks as they scramnble.