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Bulls, Heat, Blazers? Przybilla to announce choice soon

Feb 22, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

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In the next 24-48 hours, one team is going to get a solid big man who can come off their bench and provide some size — Joel Przybilla is going to make his decision.

The Bulls had been considered the front runners but the Heat also had been in negotiations with (and reportedly made an offer to) the 11-year NBA veteran. The, in an interview with the Oregonian, his agent Bill Duffy said the Trail Blazers — where Przybilla played for six seasons — also is in the mix.

“I think Portland is always the sentimental favorite for obvious reasons,” Duffy said. “Joel has a home here and he had the best years of his career here. And at this particular time, it looks like he is needed, too.”

The money, the veteran’s minimum, will be the same wherever he chooses.

I’d still put my money on the Bulls, but the Blazers may be a close second.

  1. 1972wasalongtimeago - Feb 22, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Is there really a choice?

  2. juanandonly24 - Feb 22, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Come to the Heat! You actually have a chance to start here instead of being a 3rd stringer on the Bulls.

  3. chiadam - Feb 22, 2012 at 1:12 PM

    24 – 48 hours!! Yea! Oh wait…who gives a ****? We’re breathlessly awaiting the decision of Joel Przybilla? It’s Joel Przybilla! Maybe he can go on TV and pull a hat out of a box like a high school kid (with thousands of weird, grown men sitting on pins and needles at home).

  4. rooney24 - Feb 22, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    If the money doesn’t matter, I don’t see how you don’t pick the Heat. I don’t know if they will win it all, but they look like the top team at this point. And, due to limited depth, you likely get to play more. Not a fan of the Heat, but if I were him, I would take my limited talents to South Beach to ride some coat tails.

    • comicman1 - Feb 22, 2012 at 4:04 PM

      Love the heat! But you are right.
      Bring him on for depth!

  5. asublimeday - Feb 23, 2012 at 2:44 AM

    The half-strength bulls nearly beat the heat. Full-staffed and it’s on. Id pick the bulls all day.

  6. gmsingh - Feb 23, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    What, no two hour show announcing the decision?

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