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Joel Przybilla | Center | #10

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (38) / 10/10/1979
Ht / Wt:  7'1" / 255
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (9) / HOU

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Joel Przybilla has officially retired from the NBA at age 34.
The 15-year veteran began and finished his pro career with the Milwaukee Bucks, but he spent his best years with the Trail Blazers from 2004-2012. His rebounding and shot-blocking rarely thrust him into the spotlight, but he was a true professional and the NBA will miss his contributions on the court and in his community. Sun, Aug 24, 2014 08:55:00 PM

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Joel Przybilla believes he can be effective next season.

Przybilla played a grand total of 68 minutes this season and it's no guarantee there will even be a market for him in the offseason.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 01:24:00 PM

The NBA has suspended Joel Przybilla for one game after he threw a ball and hit a referee during Saturday's game.

Przybilla tossed the ball rather benignly, but the ref wasn't looking in his direction and there was likely some preexisting tension that led to a technical foul and ultimately this suspension. He's barely been playing this year, so his absence on Tuesday will have no impact in fantasy leagues.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 08:24:00 PM

Joel Przybilla was scoreless with two rebounds and zero blocks in a surprise start on Saturday.

The Vanilla Gorilla played 17 minutes in his fourth appearance of the season, and there's no way he'll be worth owning in fantasy leagues, even if he somehow continues to start ahead of Samuel Dalembert.
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:59:00 PM

Joel Przybilla will start at center for the Bucks on Saturday, replacing Samuel Dalembert.

We don't try to figure out what Scott Skiles is doing most nights, but there's no way Przybilla will have fantasy value regardless of this apparent promotion. Check back later to see how he fares.
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 08:23:00 PM

Joel Przybilla made his Bucks debut on Saturday, going scoreless with two rebounds in six minutes.

Przybilla will pick up a DNP-CD more often than not, and he isn't a fantasy option.
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 12:01:00 AM

Joel Przybilla is willing to accept whatever role the Bucks give him next season, even if it means picking up DNP-CDs.

"If I don't play for three, four games ... whatever the coach asks of me I'm going to be ready," said Przybilla. The classy veteran knows his role -- to rebound, defend, and give the Bucks a big, physical presence off the bench. Between his limited role and the threat of DNPs, he's not a viable fantasy option.
Tue, Aug 14, 2012 06:39:00 PM

Bucks sign C Joel Przybilla.

Przybilla will earn $1.35 million on his one-year deal and serve as a backup behind Samuel Dalembert. The best case scenario for Przybilla, if he's able to stay healthy, is to play 10-15 minutes per game and serve as a defensive enforcer inside. He'll offer no fantasy value.
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 02:00:00 PM

Joel Przybilla verbally agreed to sign a one-year, $1.35 million deal with the Bucks on Monday.

Przybilla chose the Bucks over the Mavs and Blazers, which is interesting because he accepted the veteran's minimum and Milwaukee isn't exactly brimming with optimism heading into next season. Regardless, if his knees are able to survive more than 15 mpg this season it should be considered a win.
Mon, Aug 6, 2012 10:23:00 PM

A source close to the situation says unrestricted free agent center Joel Przybilla will likely decide which team to sign with by Friday evening.

The Bucks are out in front right now, with the Blazers and Mavericks also in the running for the free agent big man. Przybilla averaged just 2.0 ppg and 5.1 rpg last season in 27 games, so no matter where he lands, it will be in a backup role and with no fantasy value.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 02:12:00 PM

The Bucks are "clearly the front-runners" for unrestricted FA Joel Przybilla.

The veteran averaged just 2.0 points and 5.1 rebounds over 27 games, but the Bucks could certainly add a backup with size behind newly-acquired starting center Samuel Dalembert. The Mavericks and Blazers have also shown interest in Przybilla.
Fri, Aug 3, 2012 09:30:00 AM

Unrestricted FA Joel Przybilla met with the Bucks on Tuesday, but the Trail Blazers are "still in play."

Przybilla has been drawing interest from the Bucks, Trail Blazers and Mavericks, and he's expected to choose one of those three teams for next season. For what it's worth, Przybilla's agent said that the meeting with the Bucks "went well," and the team had expressed interest in him last season prior to Przybilla signing with Portland.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 07:48:00 AM

The Bucks are the 'front-runners' to sign free agent Joel Przybilla, and he's expected to meet next week with GM John Hammond and coach Scott Skiles.

Milwaukee currently has Drew Gooden, Larry Sanders and Ekpe Udoh capable of backing up Samuel Dalembert, but wants to add another big, physical defensive presence. The Bulls and Mavericks are also pursuing Przybilla -- each team can offer him a backup center job, though Chicago's addition of Nazr Mohammed could take them out of the running.
Sun, Jul 29, 2012 10:27:00 AM

Joel Przybilla is drawing the most interest from the Trail Blazers, Mavericks and Bucks, according to his agent.

Przybilla and his family are comfortable in Portland, but he'd probably have a bigger role if he signed with Milwaukee or Dallas. He's a rock-bottom blocks specialist, no matter where he lands.
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 03:52:00 PM

The Bucks and Joel Przybilla have "mutual interest" in each other, according to beat writer Gery Woelfel.

Przybilla and the Bucks did this same dance before the big man decided to come out of retirement and play for the Blazers during the 2011-12 season, so this isn't a surprise. If Milwaukee does sign Przybilla, he'll be an insurance policy and not much more than that, which says all that it needs to about his chance at fantasy relevance.
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 01:18:00 PM