Przybilla agrees to sign with the Bucks

Przybilla agrees to sign with the Bucks
August 7, 2012, 3:20 am
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ChrisHaynes, Trail Blazers Insider (@ChrisBHaynes)JoelPrzybilla has elected to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks afterconsidering offers from the Dallas Mavericks and Portland TrailBlazers, according to his agent Bill Duffy.

Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal Times had the story first. has learned that the agreement between Przybilla and the Bucks is a one-year, 1.35 million deal.

Przybilla, 32,came into the league with the Bucks, so there's obviously somefamiliarity with the organization and he now puts himself in positionto retire where it all started.

The7-1 Przybilla signed with the Trail Blazers last March after turningdown offers to play for the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat. He saidthe reason he chose Portland was because his family felt comfortablethere.

RookiesJoel Freeland and Meyers Leonard are the only centers on the TrailBlazers' roster and Przybilla would have been used solely as abig-man mentor if he decided to take his talents back to Portland.

TheMavericks were in search of a third center behind newly acquired freeagent Chris Kaman and rookie Bernard James for security purposes.

Przybillais a 12-year vet and has a career average of 4.0 points per game, 6.3rebounds, and 1.4 blocks. Przybilla is also fourth on the TrailBlazers all-time blocks list.