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Zaza Pachulia | Center | #27

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (34) / 2/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (13) / ORL
Contract: view contract details

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Zaza Pachulia scored four points with seven rebounds, one assist and no turnovers in 17 minutes against the Kings on Friday.
Before there was UMBC tonight, Zaza shocked the world with a double-double on Wednesday. His numbers should be better than usual just because the Warriors have so many shots to go around, but this stat line is a better expectation going forward. Mar 17 - 1:11 AM

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Zaza Pachulia returned to the Warriors' starting lineup on Wednesday, finishing with 10 points, 12 rebounds (six offensive), and five assists in 23 minutes.

Golden State likely wanted Zaza more involved as a veteran presence on a team that was missing three starters, so he overtook JaVale McGee at center tonight. He's now posted two straight double-doubles for the first time since Jan. 2016, but we're not placing bets on him getting three in a row vs. the Kings on Friday.
Mar 15 - 2:00 AM

Zaza Pachulia will start against the Lakers on Wednesday.

With Kevon Looney playing power forward, that should get Pachulia close to 16-20 minutes in the first unit. He may actually have to shoot it too, but he's a risky DFS play because coach Steve Kerr may not fully trust him.
Mar 14 - 8:59 PM

Zaza Pachulia double-doubled off the bench in Sunday's loss to the Timberwolves, tallying 16 points, 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and two blocks in 25 minutes.

Pachulia had been a non-factor in the rotation over the previous five games, so while he made the most of some increased opportunity with JaVale McGee not doing much, overall, the stat line feels very fluky. McGee finished with two points, three rebounds and one steal through 14 minutes as a starter, but the fact is, both these guys belong on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Mar 11 - 6:35 PM

Zaza Pachulia saw just seven minutes off the bench on Thursday, finishing with six points and one assist in a win over the Clippers.

Head coach Steve Kerr confirmed after the game that Pachulia would remain with the second unit for Saturday's game against the Thunder, so the reserve role wasn't simply a matchup-based move. He wasn't worth owning as a starter, anyway, but it seems there's a possibility that he could drop from the rotation entirely once Jordan Bell (ankle) gets back out there. Leave him on the wire.
Feb 23 - 2:12 AM

Zaza Pachulia will come off the bench on Thursday.

It's possible the Warriors just give Pachulia a DNP-CD with JaVale McGee getting in the starting lineup. Maybe Jordan Bell can leapfrog him once he's healthy, too.
Feb 22 - 10:03 PM

Zaza Pachulia finished with one point, one rebound and one steal in six minutes during Wednesday's loss in Portland.

Pachulia should only be in a handful of deep-league lineups anyway, but his undoing tonight was the Warriors going even smaller than usual -- Nick Young even started the second half in place of Pachulia. The Warriors' loss gives Houston the best record in the NBA heading into the All-Star break, a fact Rockets GM Daryl Morey cheekily acknowledged by Tweeting "#ripcity" after the Blazers victory.
Feb 15 - 1:41 AM

Zaza Pachulia ended up with eight points, 13 rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot over 22 minutes in Friday's 119-104 win at Sacramento.

Pachulia hit 4-of-6 from the field, and he has four buckets in four of the past five outings. The 13 rebounds represented a season high. He is averaging 7.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game over the past seven outings to make him worthy of fantasy consideration in deeper formats.
Feb 3 - 1:16 AM

Zaza Pachulia (illness) started Wednesday's game and played 12 minutes, scoring seven points (2-of-4 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs) with two rebounds and two assists.

Jordan Bell was relatively quiet tonight with two points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist in 20 minutes, but he's been a sneaky fantasy asset even when Zaza is fully healthy. As for Pachulia himself, he's only worth a look in the deepest formats.
Jan 4 - 1:30 AM

Zaza Pachulia (illness) will be available to play Wednesday vs. the Mavericks.

He should get out there, but he's not a realistic fantasy target in any format.
Jan 3 - 6:34 PM

Zaza Pachulia (illness) is still listed as questionable for Wednesday's game in Dallas.

Draymond Green (sprained left ankle) is also listed as questionable. If both Zaza and Draymond are ruled out, Jordan Bell would be re-inserted into the starting lineup and would see a significant uptick in minutes. David West and JaVale McGee would also see additional playing time.
Jan 3 - 2:46 PM

Zaza Pachulia (illness) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game in Dallas.

Draymond Green (ankle) is also questionable to play on Wednesday, so Jordan Bell could see a sizeable uptick in minutes as a starter tomorrow night. Check back for another update on Pachulia following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Jan 2 - 5:32 PM

Zaza Pachulia was good for 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists across 24 minutes in Saturday's 141-128 victory against the Grizzlies.

Pachulia was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field, while also going 5-of-5 from the free-throw stripe, and he turned it over just once while posting an impressive plus-18 rating. He has Jordan Bell breathing down his neck for more playing time, but he will keep the youngster at bay with huge performances like this, as well as sweet between-the-leg passes to Steph Curry on the wing.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 12:16:00 AM

Zaza Pachulia returned to action on Wednesday vs. the Jazz, playing 14 minutes with five points, two assists, one rebound and one steal.

Coach Steve Kerr said Pachulia will be starting the "vast majority of games," but with Jordan Bell playing really well these days, Pachulia will likely be limited to minutes in the teens going forward and may not play at all in certain matchups. Leave him on the wire.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 02:11:00 AM

Zaza Pachulia was a healthy DNP-CD on Monday, but coach Steve Kerr said he will start vs. Utah on Wednesday.

Zaza was "available" tonight after missing seven straight games with left shoulder soreness, but he didn't leave the bench. Jordan Bell has developed nice chemistry with Draymond Green and Golden State's starting unit, and Kerr simply preferred him vs. a Cavs team that likes to go small. Even when he does resume starting, though, Pachulia is nowhere near having standard-league value.
Mon, Dec 25, 2017 06:23:00 PM

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PG1Stephen Curry
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3Quinn Cook
SG1Klay Thompson
2Patrick McCaw
3Nick Young
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
3Omri Casspi
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3Jordan Bell
4Kevon Looney
5Chris Boucher
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Damian Jones