Pavel Podkolzin

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Pavel Podkolzin
Pavel Podkolzin.jpg
Podkolzin with the Mavericks in 2005
No. 23 – Universitet Yugra Surgut
PositionCenter
Personal information
Born (1985-01-15) January 15, 1985 (age 34)
Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
NationalityRussian
Listed height7 ft 5 in (2.26 m)
Listed weight305 lb (138 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career2001–present
Career history
2001Sibirtelecom Lokomotiv
2002–2004Metis Varese
20042006Dallas Mavericks
2006Fort Worth Flyers
2006–2007Khimki
2007–2010Sibirtelecom Lokomotiv
2010–2011Metallurg Magnitogorsk
2011–2014Sibirtelecom Lokomotiv
2014Altai Basket
2014–2016Sibirtelecom Lokomtiv
2016–2017PSK Sakhalin
2018-presentUniversitet Yugra Surgut

Pavel Nikolaevitch Podkolzin (Russian: Павел Николаевич Подкользин) (born January 15, 1985)[1] is a Russian professional basketball player for Universitet Yugra Surgut of the Russian Basketball Super League 1. Formerly, he played in the NBA and the NBA Development League. He is a 2.26 m (7 ft 5 in) tall center.

Pro career[edit]

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.[2] He was originally available for selection in the previous year's draft, but withdrew[2] due to acromegaly, a pituitary disorder.[3][4] Podkolzin was considered to be a high draft pick in the 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.[5] On August 5, 2006, he was waived by the Mavericks after appearing briefly in just six games spanning two seasons.[6]

In 2006–07, he played in the Russian Super League for Khimki BC and former team Lokomotiv Novosibirsk.

Russian national team[edit]

Podkolzin was a member of the junior Russian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2000 European Cadets Championship.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2012-05-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Mavs Acquire Draft Rights for Pavel Podkolzin". NBA.com. Archived from the original on November 5, 2012. Retrieved January 20, 2009.
  3. ^ Podkolzine draft status likely unaffected
  4. ^ ESPN.com Pavel Podkolzin Draft Bio
  5. ^ Sene: Sultan of summer swats
  6. ^ ESPN - Mavs cut loose former first-round big man Podkolzin - NBA.

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