Dallas Mavericks waive Pavel Podzolzin
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have waived center Pavel Podkolzin.
“Pavel has made big strides and has a very bright future but at 21 years of age playing experience is imperative to his development,” said General Manager/President of Basketball Operations Donnie Nelson. “Unfortunately under the current agreement with the NBDL, only those players with two years of experience can participate. Pavel will have the chance to develop properly with game experience and we can keep our options open for re-signing him in the future.”
Podkolzin (7-5, 260) was acquired from the Utah Jazz after being selected 21st in the 2004 NBA Draft. The Russian native played a total of six games over the last two seasons and averaged 0.7 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.5 blocks in 4.7 minutes per game. After missing the first 59 games of the 2005-06 season with a stress fracture in his right foot, he was assigned to the Fort Worth Flyers in the NBDL on March 7. In 11 games with the Flyers, he averaged 6.6 points and 5.8 rebounds in 18.6 minutes.
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