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Zaza Pachulia | Center/Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: None
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Zaza Pachulia scored 17 points with 13 boards, three assists and one steal in 36 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.
Since his 22-21 line on Mar. 20, Zaza has been able to get consistent minutes in his last five. In that span, he averaged 13.2 points, 8.4 boards, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals on 60.9 percent from the field in 31.0 minutes per game. Pachulia is a must-start player. Mar 31 - 12:42 AM

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Zaza Pachulia played 32 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday with 12 points, six boards, three assists, two steals and three turnovers.

He came in red hot over his previous three, averaging 15.7 points, 13.7 boards, 5.7 dimes, 2.7 steals, 0.3 blocks and 3.3 turnovers on 58.8 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the line. Perhaps the most important stat is 34.6 minutes per game in that span. Even though this game wasn't as great as his previous ones this past week, he’s a must-start player right now.
Mar 26 - 10:57 PM

Zaza Pachulia stepped up during Tuesday's thrilling comeback victory, notching 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, 11 rebounds (five offensive), seven assists, a career-high five steals and one block.

The Bucks' 12-year veteran has quietly surfaced with top-50 value over the past two weeks, chipping in 13.4 points (53.0 percent FGs, 88.9 percent FTs), 10.9 boards, 3.1 assists and 1.0 steals. He won't block many shots but those numbers are good enough to deploy him until he cools off.
Mar 24 - 11:05 PM

Zaza Pachulia grabbed an absurd 18 offensive rebounds against the Nets on Friday, adding three defensive rebounds, 22 points, seven assists and one steal in 40 minutes.

His effort is tied for the third most offensive rebounds since the NBA kept track of that stat and this game was first time a player had more than 20 points and 20 boards with at least seven dimes since 2004 (Kevin Garnett). Pachulia played just 17 minutes on Wednesday, but his playing time was close to 30 before that. He should be owned in standard leagues.
Mar 20 - 11:35 PM

Zaza Pachulia scored 16 points with 12 boards, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes against the Pacers on Thursday.

He saw a huge increase in playing time after logging just 21.4 minutes per game in his previous five, averaging 5.8 points, 6.8 boards, 3.2 dimes, 0.8 steals and no blocks in those games. Pachulia is probably worth a look in standard leagues now that he's healthy, but it obviously has a lot to do with who you'd have to drop.
Mar 12 - 10:45 PM

Zaza Pachulia, who started and played just 13 scoreless minutes on Tuesday, had 13 points, 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals on 5-of-9 shooting on Wednesday.

He's not going to go crazy on most nights with John Henson around, but played well tonight. But as we saw on Tuesday, he's not exactly reliable right now, either.
Mar 5 - 2:06 AM

Zaza Pachulia started Tuesday's game but was awful in 13 minutes of action, going scoreless with three turnovers, two fouls and no other stats to his credit.

Pachulia was completely out of sorts in an awkward matchup vs. Kenneth Faried, and Jason Kidd wisely opted to limit his playing time after a brutal start to the game. He's off the radar in all but the deepest leagues, regardless of where he begins the game. John Henson (10 points, five boards, one block) is still the center to own in Milwaukee.
Mar 4 - 12:02 AM

Zaza Pachulia played 19 minutes on Wednesday against the 76ers with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers.

He saw a big increase from his six minutes on Monday, but he played a lot less than John Henson. Considering how well Henson played tonight, it's hard to be encouraged by Pachulia. Fantasy owners in most leagues will want to keep Pachulia on the wire.
Feb 25 - 11:55 PM

Zaza Pachulia will start against 76ers on Wednesday.

He has been coming off the bench, but he'll be back in the starting lineup tonight. Pachulia only played six minutes on Monday and he's basically in a three-way timeshare with John Henson and Miles Plumlee. He can be left on the wire in most leagues for now.
Feb 25 - 7:02 PM

Zaza Pachulia played just six minutes on Monday against the Bulls.

Pachulia missed all three of his shots and had just one rebound and one assist to his credit. Yes, the Bucks found themselves in a blowout loss against a vastly superior team, but Pachulia's already teetering deep league value took a major blow tonight.
Feb 23 - 10:42 PM

Zaza Pachulia played 30 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday with eight points, six rebounds and one assists.

The All-Star break helped here and he was right back to his normal playing time. Pachulia was playing 26.2 minutes per game as the starter earlier this year and he'll likely be reclaiming that role soon. He's still not going to have the upside of guys like Rudy Gobert, Alex Len or Jusuf Nurkic due to only 0.3 blocks per game and sub-par shooting. Zaza is a low-end guy in standard leagues.
Feb 21 - 3:26 AM

Zaza Pachulia played 26 minutes and hit 4-of-10 shots for eight points, six rebounds and two steals in Wednesday's win.

He's back, but with John Henson playing quite well, Pachulia could be in line for a timeshare after the break.
Feb 12 - 12:14 AM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) returned to action on Monday, scoring five points on 1-of-6 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and three steals in 16 minutes.

Especially if Larry Sanders' remains suspended, Pachulia stands to be the Bucks 'big' center and earn about 25 minutes per night. That's not guaranteed to make him a standard league value in 12-team formats, but if you're desperate for a big man you might want to keep an eye on him.
Feb 10 - 1:45 AM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) will play against the Nets on Monday.

Coach Jason Kidd has cooled on playing John Henson more than 25 minutes, so his fantasy value shouldn't change much as long as Kidd doesn't put him in the doghouse again. Kidd has played Ersan Ilyasova and Giannis Antetokounmpo at the five, so that means there should be a loss to a few guys in the minutes department. Pachulia is worth a look, but most owners can take a wait-and-see approach.
Feb 9 - 6:15 PM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) is probable to play against the Nets.

Pachulia hasn't suited up since January 27, but it appears he's finally ready to roll. It's not yet clear if Pachulia will slide his way back into the starting lineup, but if he does, John Henson is the obvious candidate to head back to the bench despite his impressive play as a starter. Henson is averaging 11.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 2.7 blocks on 60 percent shooting (27.5 minutes) over six games in the role. Henson's fantasy stock is tied directly to his playing time.
Feb 9 - 11:39 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Jerryd Bayless
3Jorge Gutierrez
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2O.J. Mayo
SF1Khris Middleton
2Jared Dudley
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Jabari Parker
C1John Henson
2Zaza Pachulia
3Miles Plumlee
4Johnny O'Bryant