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Zaza Pachulia | Center/Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: None
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Zaza Pachulia struggled in a start against the Kings on Thursday with seven points, five rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes.
He got all the DeMarcus Cousins he could handle tonight. Pachulia will move back to the bench against the Clippers on Saturday and should see around 20 minutes as Larry Sanders' backup. He's not worth owning in most leagues. Dec 19 - 1:15 AM

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Zaza Pachulia played 26 minutes against the Blazers on Wednesday with five points, eight rebounds, three assists and one turnover.

He is sharing minutes at center and coach Jason Kidd is not using him at power forward these days. Perhaps one takeaway is the Bucks need Ersan Ilyasova (face) to come back. Pachulia is not worth owning in most leagues.
Dec 18 - 2:17 AM

Zaza Pachulia scored 14 points with eight rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes as he returned to the Bucks' bench vs. the Mavericks on Monday.

Pachulia is playing an expanded role with Ersan Ilyasova (face) out a few more games, which makes him worthwhile as a short-term pickup in deep leagues. Most owners can safely ignore the veteran C however, as his 6.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocks aren't enough to produce standard-league value.
Dec 7 - 10:34 PM

Zaza Pachulia will start for the Bucks on Friday against the Heat.

Larry Sanders (illness) is out and the Bucks will not have a backup center and Ersan Ilyasova (face) is also out. Pachulia should see a nice chunk of minutes and the Bucks are going to have to get very creative with some small lineups, which isn't too bad against Miami.
Dec 5 - 6:50 PM

Zaza Pachulia (personal) came off the Bucks' bench for five points, four rebounds, one steal and one block in Tuesday's loss to Cleveland.

Pachulia may have a few nice games with John Henson out until roughly mid-December, but fantasy owners can't trust him while Larry Sanders is healthy. He's barely clinging to top-200 fantasy value on the strength of 4.9 rebounds, 1.1 steals and solid percentages.
Dec 2 - 9:54 PM

Zaza Pachulia (personal) will be available to face the Cavs on Tuesday.

Pachulia had been attending his grandmother's funeral in the Republic of Georgia, but has returned to the Bucks and will be available to play on Tuesday. Zaza won't provide owners with much fantasy production, but his return will likely squash any value owners have been getting out of Ersan Ilyasova.
Dec 2 - 12:47 PM

Zaza Pachulia (personal) will return to the lineup on Tuesday to face the Cavs.

He missed two games to tend to a family matter, which allowed Ersan Ilyasova to get some extra run. With Zaza back, Ilyasova is probably only going to get minutes in the high 20s. Pachulia is only Larry Sanders backup and would need Sanders to get into foul trouble to post decent value.
Dec 1 - 2:22 PM

Zaza Pachulia (personal) will be inactive for Saturday's game as expected.

He is in the Republic of Georgia because of the passing of his grandmother so we may not see him for a little while. We wish Zaza the best but in the meantime, Larry Sanders will see a ton of minutes for Milwaukee Saturday while Giannis Antetokounmpo and Ersan Ilyasova may see some backup minutes at center with John Henson (foot) also out.

Zaza Pachulia has returned to the Republic of Georgia following the death of his grandmother, and will not play Friday vs. the Pistons.

We send our best wishes to Zaza and his family. His absence from the lineup tonight will translate to Larry Sanders getting all the run he can handle, and he has a favorable matchup tonight against Detroit. Get him active, and think about deploying him as a low-budget option in daily leagues.
Nov 28 - 12:56 PM

Zaza Pachulia moved back to the bench against the Nets on Wednesday with four points, five boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 29 minutes.

He still played more minutes at center than any Bucks player and Larry Sanders (thigh) looks to be playing at less than 100 percent. Pachulia could get a start on Friday, but there's little incentive to add him on a speculative basis for a heavy night of games in the NBA.
Nov 20 - 1:03 AM

Zaza Pachulia blew up for 14 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and two steals in a fill-in start at center on Tuesday, while committing four turnovers in 34 minutes of action.

Larry Sanders was ruled out just before tip-off due to a left thigh bruise, and unfortunately very few owners were able to benefit from Pachulia's unexpected start. He's historically been a poor option even as a starter, so we're not reading into tonight's strong double-double.
Nov 18 - 10:41 PM

Zaza Pachulia (hamstring) will not play on Wednesday.

His injury doesn't sound serious, but there's still a chance he misses the opener. Pachulia is not a fantasy option.
Oct 22 - 6:30 PM

Zaza Pachulia (hamstring) will not play against the Knicks on Monday.

He suffered the injury on Friday and has been one of the slowest healers in the NBA over the past couple season. Pachulia is not worth drafting in almost any league.
Oct 20 - 12:03 PM

Zaza Pachulia left Friday's exhibition against the Wolves with a hamstring issue and did not return.

Pachulia logged 13 minutes with eight points, one assist and one steal before checking out. We'll update you as soon as know the severity of the injury.
Oct 17 - 10:37 PM

Zaza Pachulia started at center on Tuesday and had 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block.

Larry Sanders, who's dealing with the flu, got the night off, as each regular for the Bucks does in the preseason, so Pachulia got a chance to shine. He's proven he can play and is having a good preseason, but it would likely take an injury or two for him to become relevant in standard leagues.
Oct 14 - 10:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Brandon Knight
2Kendall Marshall
3Nate Wolters
SG1O.J. Mayo
2Jared Dudley
3Jerryd Bayless
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Khris Middleton
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3Jabari Parker
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant