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|No. 23 – Sibirtelecom Lokomotiv Novosibirsk|
|League||Russian Basketball Super League|
January 15, 1985 |
Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Listed height||7 ft 5 in (2.26 m)|
|Listed weight||305 lb (138 kg)|
|NBA draft||2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|Pro playing career||2001–present|
|2001||Sibirtelecom Lokomotiv Novosibirsk (Russia B)|
|2002–2004||Metis Varese (Italy)|
|2004–2006||Dallas Mavericks (NBA)|
|2006||→Fort Worth Flyers (D-League)|
|2006–2007||BC Khimki (Russia A)|
|2007–2010||Sibirtelecom Lokomotiv Novosibirsk (Russia B)|
|2010–2011||Metallurg Magnitogorsk BC (Russia A)|
|2011–present||Sibirtelecom Lokomotiv Novosibirsk (Russia B)|
Pavel Nikolaevitch Podkolzin (Russian: Павел Николаевич Подкользин) (born January 15, 1985) is a Russian professional basketball player for Sibirtelecom Lokomotiv Novosibirsk. Formerly, he played in the NBA and the NBA Development League. He is a 2.26 m (7 ft 5 in) and 138 kg (304 lb) center.
Podkolzin made his debut with Lokomotiv Novosibirsk, in the Russian second division, during the 2001–02 season. In December 2001, he signed with Italy's Metis Varese, for whom he played from 2002 to 2004. He was selected by the Utah Jazz in the 2004 NBA Draft and promptly traded to the Dallas Mavericks for a future first-round pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. He was originally available for selection in the previous year's draft, but withdrew due to acromegaly, a pituitary disorder. Podkolzin was considered to be a high draft pick in he 2004 draft because of his size, blocking ability and strength, but he was chosen late in the draft. Podkolzin averaged 6.0 rebounds in 14.0 minutes in his first two Las Vegas Summer League Revue games. On August 5, 2006, he was waived by the Mavericks after appearing briefly in just six games spanning two seasons.
Russian national team
Podkolzin was a member of the junior Russian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2000 European Cadets Championship.
- Mavs Aquire [sic] Draft Rights for Pavel Podkolzin[dead link] (Archived November 5, 2012 at the Wayback Machine)
- Podkolzine draft status likely unaffected
- ESPN.com Pavel Podkolzin Draft Bio
- Sene: Sultan of summer swats
- ESPN - Mavs cut loose former first-round big man Podkolzin - NBA.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- Pavel Podkolzin at Basketball-Reference.com
- Photo of Pavel Podkolzin, dated February 28, 2006