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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
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Zaza Pachulia will start against the Suns on Sunday.
This is purely a matchup move for Phoenix's Alex Len. Pachulia is still only looking at a handful of minutes tonight and Kevon Looney is a safer bet to produce. Apr 8 - 8:59 PM

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Zaza Pachulia is in the Warriors' starting lineup on Tuesday.

Kevon Looney (illness) was out tonight and the Warriors opted for Zaza's size in a matchup vs. Steven Adams and the Thunder. He's not a fantasy factor even when starting, though.
Apr 3 - 8:01 PM

Zaza Pachulia is not starting on Thursday against the Bucks.

Perhaps he's getting the night off with Jordan Bell and Kevon Looney healthy.
Mar 29 - 9:03 PM

Zaza Pachulia finished Sunday's home loss to the Jazz with six points, four boards, three assists and one block in just 11 minutes.

Pachulia came off the bench tonight behind JaVale McGee, and this marks the fifth straight game in which he's played fewer than 18 minutes. Due to sporadic rebounds and infrequent defensive stats, Zaza simply isn't a fantasy option.
Mar 26 - 12:01 AM

Zaza Pachulia played through a bruised right shoulder on Monday vs. the Spurs, scoring six points with three rebounds and one turnover in 14 minutes.

Even with Draymond Green (pelvic contusion) leaving the game early, Pachulia didn't play much as expected. The Warriors are using several bigs in their rotation including JaVale McGee, David West, Jordan Bell and Kevon Looney, so Pachulia likely isn't going to emerge as a fantasy contributor down the stretch.
Mar 20 - 12:02 AM

Zaza Pachulia (bruised right shoulder) is available on Monday vs. the Spurs.

The Warriors used six different bigs in their last game and Pachulia usually only sees minutes in the teens. He can be left on the wire in standard leagues.
Source: Warriors PR
Mar 19 - 1:35 PM

Zaza Pachulia (bruised right shoulder) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Spurs.

The Warriors are neck-deep in injuries and if Pachulia sits out, they'll rely even more on guys like JaVale McGee, David West and Jordan Bell. If you're relying on Zaza in deep leagues, check for updates following Monday's shootaround.
Mar 18 - 8:29 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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