Reports: Blazers Talk With Hawks UFA C Zaza Pachulia

Kevin C. Cox

The Portland Trail Blazers have reportedly talked to Atlanta Hawks unrestricted free agent center Zaza Pachulia.

The Portland Trail Blazers are being linked to Atlanta Hawks unrestricted free agent center Zaza Pachulia in multiple reports.

Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com reports...

The Portland Trail Blazers wasted little time in reaching out to unrestricted free agent center Zaza Puchulia, a league source informed CSNNW.com.

The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the private nature of the talks, says there is interest on both sides and added that dialogue would continue.

David Aldridge of NBA.com reports on Twitter...

Milwaukee, Portland, San Antonio join Hawks as suitors for Zaza Pachulia, per source. Pachulia recovery from Achilles surgery on schedule.

Joe Freeman of The Oregonian reports on Twitter...

A source w/ knowledge of interaction between sides says there is mutual interest on him landing w/ #Blazers. But talks between Blazers & Pachulia were mostly preliminary. The sides have not set up a meeting, but agreed to talk later in free agency.

Pachulia, 29, averaged 5.9 points and 6.5 rebounds in 21.8 minutes for the Hawks last season.

Back in March, the Hawks announced Pachulia would undergo season-ending surgery on his right Achilles. He was expected to be sidelined for approximately six months.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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