ChrisHaynes, CSNNW.com Trail Blazers Insider (@ChrisBHaynes)
TheJoel Przybilla era might not be over in Portland. According to hisagent, Bill Duffy, the Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks, andthe Milwaukee Bucks are the three teams that have shown the highestlevel of interest in signing the free agent center.
Przybillawill start meeting with those perspective teams next week starting with Bucks management on Monday and as of now, meetings with the Mavericks and Trail Blazers have not been set in stone, his agent agent says.
Przybilla came into the league with the Bucks, so there's obviously some familiarity with the organization and he would put himself in position to retire where it all started.
The Mavericks are in search of a third center behind newly acquired free agent Chris Kaman and rookie Bernard James for security purposes.
The7-1 Przybilla signed with the Trail Blazers last March after turningdown offers to play for the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat. Hesaid the reason he chose Portland was because his family feltcomfortable there.
Rookies Joel Freeland and Meyers Leonard are the only centers on the Trail Blazers' roster and Przybilla would be used solely as a big-man mentor if he decides to bring his talents back to Portland.
Przybillais a 12-year vet and has a career average of 4.0 points per game, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.4blocks. Przybilla is also fourth on the Trail Blazers all-time blockslist.