Zaza Pachulia says free agency started well, then it ‘got quiet’
Pachulia, who played for the Detroit Pistons last season, spoke to a few teams this offseason once free agency started. The former NBA big man says his free agency started well, then it all of a sudden “got quiet.”
As a result, Pachulia was forced to retire, but he’s excited to join the Warriors as a consultant.
“Free agency started an interesting way,” Pachulia told Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “Got a couple calls. Had some conversations with different teams. I don’t want to mention the teams, but it was good start.
“Toward the end of July, middle of July, it got quiet. That’s where I felt (retirement was possible). Even though it meant for me to start another chapter, I was as excited as (if) a team (was) calling me to play another year. We’re not talking about just any franchise. We’re talking about the Warriors. Best in the business.”
Zach Pachulia was a member of the Warriors’ 2017 and 2018 championship teams. He put up 3.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 68 games with the Pistons last season.