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Report: Joel Przybilla chooses to play in Portland

Feb 22, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

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Joel Przybilla apparently has chosen to go back where he feels comfortable — Portland.

Przybilla’s decision has been made, tweets Marc Spears of Yahoo.

Free agent center Joel Przybilla has chosen to sign with Blazers, source tells Yahoo! Sports.

The Bulls and Heat — two contenders in need of depth along the front line — courted him and had originally been considered the frontrunners. But the 11-year NBA veteran decided to go with the place he played from 2004 to the first half of last season. He will provide some depth behind a front line led by LaMarcus Aldridge.

He chose playing where he wanted to over chasing a ring (the Blazers are a good team but not a contender).

  1. newin360 - Feb 22, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    Welcome Back Przzy1

  2. cantonbound13 - Feb 22, 2012 at 4:48 PM

    Another player turns down the Heat. Hahaha!

    • BrownsTown - Feb 22, 2012 at 4:55 PM

      They still have SouthBeachTalent.

      • cantonbound13 - Feb 22, 2012 at 5:05 PM

        And no rings with LeBron.

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Feb 22, 2012 at 5:10 PM

      You almost sucked me in….but no….I’m not going to do it.

  3. stadix093 - Feb 22, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    I am happy for him. I just fear for his knees.

  4. pudgalvin - Feb 22, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    Bulls need depth at 2/3 more than they need another big guy.

  5. goforthanddie - Feb 22, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Welcome home Joel :)

  6. juanandonly24 - Feb 22, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Hello Portland, goodbye knees…

  7. 00maltliquor - Feb 22, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    May the good Lord showeth mercy upon your kneecaps as you walk through the valley of the shadow of (career)death, Joel.

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