Zaza Pachulia re-signs with Warriors on one-year, $3.5 million deal

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The Warriors are winning this offseason, too.

They may not be the biggest winners (the Thunder have that honor in my book), but the clear best team in the NBA kept its core players together — not just Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant but also Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston — plus made some quality additions (I love the Omri Casspi pickup).

Now add Zaza Pachulia to the list of guys staying, the team’s starting center agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the team. It was Pachulia’s agency who broke the news.

This is a one-year deal for the Warrior’s non-Bird exception, which is the most they could offer him.

Pachulia wasn’t giving up cash elsewhere to stay with the Warriors, there wasn’t much of a market for him, but he fills a role well for the defending champs, being a big body in the paint, getting boards, and coming in handy in certain matchups. He will be back to fill it again now.