|Date of birth||January 15, 1985|
|Place of birth||Novosibirsk, Russian Soviet Union|
|Listed height||7 ft 5 in|
|Listed weight||305 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2004; Round: 1 / Pick: 21st|
|Selected by the Utah Jazz|
|2001, 2007||Sibirtelecom Lokomotiv|
|Career highlights and awards|
Pavel Podkolzin (born January 15, 1985, in Novosibirsk, Russian Soviet Union) is a Russian professional basketball player. He was formerly playing in the NBA and the NBA Development League. He is a 7'5" (2.26 m) and 305 lbs. (138 kg) center.
Podkolzin made his debut with Lokomotiv Novosibirsk, in the Russian second division, during the 2001-02 season. In December 2001, he signed with Italy's Metis Varese, for whom he played from 2002 to 2004.
He was selected by the Utah Jazz in the 2004 NBA Draft and promptly traded to the Dallas Mavericks for a future first-round pick in the 2005 NBA Draft. He was originally available for selection in the previous year's draft, but withdrew due to acromegaly, a pituitary disorder. Podkolzin was considered to be a high draft pick in he 2004 draft because of his size, blocking ability and strength, but he was chosen late in the draft. Podkolzin averaged 6.0 rebounds in 14.0 minutes in his first two Las Vegas Summer League Revue games. On August 5, 2006, he was waived by the Mavericks after appearing briefly in just six games spanning two seasons.
Russian national team
Podkolzin was a member of the junior Russian national basketball team that won the silver medal at the 2000 European Cadets Championship.