Dallas Mavericks

Pachulia hits the jackpot by agreeing to play for the All-Star-laden Warriors


DALLAS – More fireworks occurred Monday for the Dallas Mavericks when center Zaza Pachulia totally increased his chances of collecting an NBA championship ring by agreeing to a one-year, $2.9 million free agent contract with the Golden State Warriors.

Pachulia played this past season for the Mavs and averaged 8.6 points and a team-high 9.4 rebounds. He also led the Mavs with 26 double-doubles, which tied for 23rd among all NBA players.

Pachulia became a need for the Warriors after it was announced they plan to trade center Andrew Bogut to the Mavs. Now, Pachulia joins an All-Star cast that includes Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and newly-acquired Kevin Durant in arguably the most potent starting lineup in the history of the NBA.

Thus, this is a perfect destination for Pachulia, since he has never been a player who demanded the basketball be thrown inside so he can get more shots at the basket.

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