The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free-agent center Joel Przybilla (7-1, 255), General Manager John Hammond announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy.
Przybilla, 32, returns to Milwaukee for his second stint with the Bucks after beginning his career with the franchise. The ninth overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft by Houston, Przybilla was dealt to Milwaukee in a draft-night deal in exchange for Jason Collier and a future first-round pick. He would go on to play three-plus seasons with the Bucks, averaging 1.9 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 141 games. Pryzbilla left Milwaukee as part of a three-team trade in 2004 that sent him to Atlanta and Tim Thomas to New York in exchange for Keith Van Horn.
A 12-year veteran in the NBA, Przybilla has averaged 4.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 580 career games split between Milwaukee, Atlanta, Portland and Charlotte. Przybilla has made three playoff appearances during his career (2001 and 2003 with Milwaukee; 2009 with Portland), and owns career postseason averages of 2.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game.