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#10 Carlos Delfino
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  • Last played with Baskonia (Spain, 2017)
  • SG/SF
  • 6'6" / 230lbs
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  • 08/29/1982
  • Argentina/Italy
  • 25th pick, 2003
  • Skipper Bologna (Italy)
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27th June, 2002SpainSigned a five year contract with Real Madrid. Included team option for 2005/06 and 2006/07.
8th July, 2002SpainSigning cancelled.
9th August, 2002ItalySigned a four year contract with Fortitudo Bologna. Included NBA out clause after 2003/04 season.
2003 NBA DraftNBADrafted 25th overall by Detroit.
8th July, 2004ItalyLeft Fortitudo Bologna.
14th July, 2004NBASigned four year, $4,776,941 rookie scale contract with Detroit. Included team option for 2007/08.
20th October, 2006NBADetroit exercised 2007/08 team option.
15th June, 2007NBATraded by Detroit to Toronto in exchange for a 2009 second round pick (#39, Jonas Jerebko) and a 2011 second round pick (#33, Kyle Singler).
18th July, 2008RussiaSigned a three year contract with Khimki.
13th August, 2009RussiaLeft Khimki.
18th August, 2009NBASigned and traded by Toronto with a partially guaranteed three year, $10.5 million contract with Milwaukee, along with Roko Ukic, in exchange for Amir Johnson and Sonny Weems.
20th August, 2012NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year, $6 million contract with Houston.
30th June, 2013NBAWaived by Houston.
17th July, 2013NBASigned a partially guaranteed three year, $9.75 million contract with Milwaukee.
26th August, 2014NBATraded by Milwaukee, along with Miroslav Raduljica and a protected 2015 second round pick (deferred to 2016; #55, Marcus Paige), to L.A. Clippers in exchange for Jared Dudley and a 2017 first round pick (#23, O.G. Anunoby).
29th August, 2014NBAWaived by L.A. Clippers.
6th March, 2017ArgentinaSigned for the remainder of the season with Boca Juniors.
17th August, 2017SpainSigned a two month contract with Baskonia.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
1998 - 1999Olimpia (Argentina)
1999 - 2000Union de Santa Fe (Argentina)
2002 - June 2002Reggio Calabria (Italy)
June 2002 - July 2002Real Madrid (Spain)
August 2002 - July 2004Fortitudo Bologna (Italy)
July 2004 - June 2007Detroit Pistons (NBA)
June 2007 - June 2008Toronto Raptors (NBA)
July 2008 - June 2009Khimki (Russia)
August 2009 - June 2012Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
August 2012 - June 2013Houston Rockets (NBA)
July 2013 - August 2014Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
August 2014L.A. Clippers (NBA)
March 2017 - June 2017Boca Juniors (Argentina)
August 2017 - October 2017Baskonia (Spain)

September 30, 2013

Zaza Pachulia, Carlos Delfino and Gary Neal – Milwaukee Bucks

This trio represents the most non-sensical summer of all. Milwaukee disbanded its previous fringe playoff team only to immediately invest $11.7 million guaranteed for each of the next two seasons in these three upside-less veteran backups. Whilst all three contracts could ideally be 25% smaller, no one is bad in a vacuum, but this is not the point. The point is that there is no point.

The Bucks spent $5.2 million on Pachulia this year to back up Larry Sanders. To put this into some context, the Philadelphia 76ers have spent $5,074,671 in salary cap space combined on acquiring all of Royce White, Tony Wroten, James Anderson, Tim Ohlbhrect, Rodney Williams and the rights to Furkan Aldemir, plus $1.7 million in cash.

There is a good chance that none of those six players ends up having a career equal to that of Pachulia, a quality backup for several years now. Aldemir probably has the best chance of it. However, we are talking merely about a backup calibre player on a lottery team. Why wouldn’t you give yourself six chances to find out?