Joel Przybilla is coming back to the Milwaukee Bucks.
The veteran 7-1 center, who had discussions with the Bucks last season, agreed to a one-year deal with Milwaukee on Monday night, according to a league source.
Przybilla, 32, gives the Bucks some depth at center and is expected to serve as the backup to Samuel Dalembert, acquired in a trade with Houston earlier this summer.
Przybilla, a former Monticello and Gophers star, was limited to 36 games during the 2010-'11 season (31 with Portland and five with Charlotte) after recovering from two surgeries on his right patella tendon.
He eventually returned to Portland last season and played in 27 games, including 19 starts, while averaging 2.0 points and 5.1 rebounds. He played 16.6 minutes per game.
Przybilla, who lives in the Milwaukee area, started his NBA career with the Bucks after being acquired in a 2000 draft night trade with Houston.
He played three-plus seasons with the Bucks and was a member of the 2000-'01 team that reached the Eastern Conference finals.
The following season he played in 71 games and made 62 starts.
The Bucks traded Przybilla to Atlanta as part of a three-team deal in February 2004.
He served as the Trail Blazers' primary center from 2004-'09 and averaged a career-best 8.7 rebounds during the 2008-'09 season. His career averages are 4.0 points and 6.3 rebounds in 580 games (396 starts).
The addition of Przybilla gives the Bucks 14 players under contract, leaving one open spot.
The Bucks are expected to pursue a shooting guard/small forward for the final roster spot.
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