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Report: Joel Przybilla drawing interest from multiple teams

Dec 28, 2011, 1:58 PM EDT

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The next sentence may tell you all you need to know about the supply and demand for true big men in the NBA.

Free agent center Joel Przybilla is drawing interest from the Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers, according to a report in the Journal Times. The paper’s Gery Woefel spoke to Przybilla’s agent Bill Duffy.

“(The Bucks) made it clear how much they want him,” Duffy said. “I think it would be a good fit.”

Przybilla is going to turn 32 this season and is coming off two knee surgeries that have limited him to playing 66 games the last two seasons combined. When healthy he can be a solid backup big, a guy who can give you 15-20 nice minutes off the bench and block a few shots. But health and how much he can give now are the questions.

But teams are interested. Which explains the state of big men in the NBA.

  1. jimsjam33 - Dec 28, 2011 at 4:44 PM

    The Clippers have targeted Przybilla ever since they unloaded Chris Kaman and his $40M cap space . DeAndre Jordan is the future for the Clippers , but they have no big man to give him rest for 20 minues a game . Brian Cook , maybe 6′ 11 but he’s no center . The Clippers have a cornacopia of point guards and Eric Bledsole or Randy Foye could be on the line . Mo Williams would probably be too high a price to pay for Przybilla unless the Blazers kick in some goodies . The Clippers , if they are for real , will go after Przybilla and if they acquire him are a real contender to take it all in the Western Conference .

    • genericcommenter - Dec 29, 2011 at 2:14 AM

      Why would they need to give up players for Przybilla? He is a free agent. They just sign him. They might need to cut someone for roster space, but they don’t need to trade.

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