The ultimate out-of-nowhere story
Updated: June 9, 2003, 12:58 PM ETBy Chad Ford | NBA Insider
CHICAGO -- The giant is out of the bag. Two hundred NBA scouts and GMs crammed into the Gold Coast Multiplex on Friday to watch 7-foot-4, 300 pound Siberian center Pavel Podkolzine's first workout. The obscure 18-year-old big man whom no one had heard of six months ago went from the ultimate sleeper to a top-10 lock in slightly more than 40 minutes.
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