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Zaza Pachulia | Center/Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 275
College: None
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Zaza Pachulia scored 23 points in a loss to Lithuania on Sunday, adding seven boards, three assists and four turnovers through 35 minutes of work.
Pachulia will be sharing froncourt minutes with Samuel Dalembert, JaVale McGee and Salah Mejri this upcoming season, so it's very unlikely he emerges as a factor in standard leagues. Sep 13 - 5:47 PM

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Zaza Pachulia posted a solid all-around effort during Georgia's win over Croatia on Thursday, scoring 12 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal through 25 minutes of action.

Zaza will be joining a crowded frontcourt rotation in Dallas featuring Samuel Dalembert, JaVale McGee and Salah Mejri, which isn't exactly an ideal situation for fantasy hoops. Despite being the likely starter for the Mavericks, Pachulia can safely be ignored in most leagues on draft day.
Sep 10 - 3:10 PM

Zaza Pachulia struggled vs. Slovenia on Sunday, committing five fouls in 19 minutes to finish Georgia's defeat with three points on 1-of-6 shooting, two rebounds and two assists.

Pachulia is part of a platoon at center for the Mavericks this year, joining Samuel Dalembert and JaVale McGee, which ensures that he'll be a non-factor in nearly all fantasy leagues. The 12-year veteran hasn't returned top-120 value since the 2006-07 season.
Sep 6 - 5:28 PM

Zaza Pachulia is excited to play alongside Dirk Nowitzki in Dallas.

"He's something special, right? What he's done for the NBA is priceless. It will be a privilege for me, and I'm looking forward to helping him," Pachulia said. Now the starting center in Dallas, it's clear that Zaza cherished his time with a young Milwaukee group. Follow the link below to read the full story about Pachulia's departure.
Jul 13 - 9:59 AM

in the fallout from losing DeAndre Jordan, the Mavs acquired center Zaza Pachulia from the Bucks in exchange for a second-round pick.

Pachulia can put up some popcorn numbers and he has shot 81.4 percent from the foul line over his last two seasons. He also managed 1.1 steals per game last season and that offsets his lack of blocks (0.3) to a certain degree. Given that he is now the best center on the Dallas roster, he should play at least 24-28 mpg this season and that makes him worth a look in the later rounds.
Jul 9 - 10:09 PM

The Mavericks are reportedly nearing a deal with the Bucks that will net them Zaza Pachulia.

He's no DeAndre Jordan, but he's better than what they got. Pachulia will be the starting center in Dallas, but that doesn't make him a must-own guy in standard leagues. He posted averages of 8.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game last season on 45.4 percent shooting from the field. The Mavericks will reportedly send over a second-round pick to Milwaukee to complete the deal.
Jul 9 - 8:44 PM

Zaza Pachulia will be in the starting lineup for Thursday's Game 3 against the Bulls.

Pachulia was ejected from Monday's game after picking up two technical fouls, but he was never really in any danger of being suspended for tonight's game. The Bucks will go with their usual starting lineup of Michael Carter-Williams, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Ersan Ilyasova, and Zaza in a must-win Game 3 for Milwaukee.

Zaza Pachulia was ejected on Monday for two technical fouls.

The first one a little excessive by the refs and second came because he got into it with Nikola Mirotic. Pachulia isn't going to be suspended for this infraction and should still start for Game 3. There will be more minutes going to John Henson the rest of the way tonight. Zaza finished with seven points, six boards, one steal and two blocks in 23 minutes.
Apr 20 - 10:22 PM

Zaza Pachulia racked up 19 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and a block on 8-of-13 shooting Wednesday.

Pachulia has alternated great games with poor ones lately, but has played well enough over the last month to be in starting fantasy lineups as long as he's starting for the Bucks. The steals were a fluke, but he's averaging 11.0 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists over his last five games.
Apr 8 - 11:38 PM

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

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

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