As the Portland Trail Blazers continue their pursuit of quality big men, the team has reportedly reached out to free agent Zaza Pachulia. Pachulia is recovering from Achilles surgery, but doctors believe he should be ready to go in time for training camp.
From Chris Haynes of Comcast SportsNet Northwest:
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 1, 2013
Portland has been tied to nearly every free agent front court player, so their interest in Pachulia is no surprise. They have also been linked to Chris Kaman, Tiago Splitter and Nikola Pekovic
The Trail Blazers are likely exploring all options in case they are unable to land their top targets on the open market.
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