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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 got into early foul trouble vs. the Spurs and he never got on track, finishing with only four points and one turnover in 21 minutes.
Pachulia had zero rebounds, assists, steals or blocks tonight, in what was easily his worst performance of the season. JaVale McGee played 16 minutes off the bench but that was more the result of Pachulia's struggles, not the cause of them. This dud broke a streak of four consecutive double-doubles for Zaza, who will look to redeem himself vs. Denver on Saturday. Nov 26 - 12:26 AM

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Zaza Pachulia had 13 points and 10 rebounds on 2-of-6 shooting in Tuesday's loss to Memphis.

That makes four straight double-doubles for Zaza, who is averaging 11.2 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.8 blocks over his last five games. He's been a pleasant surprise at center this season, despite the lack of blocks.
Nov 24 - 10:44 PM

Zaza Pachulia piled up 12 points, 10 boards, six assists, one steal, three blocks and five turnovers as the Mavs fell in Oklahoma City, 114-117.

The blocks are a rarity, setting a new season high, which makes this an excellent all-around line despite the turnovers. JaVale McGee returned to action with eight points and six boards in 11 minutes tonight, giving Rick Carlisle some flexibility at center -- we'll keep an eye on his role over the next few weeks, but Zaza should be fine.
Nov 22 - 9:50 PM

Zaza Pachulia put forth a solid effort during Friday's win over the Jazz, tallying 15 points (6-of-11 FGs, 3-of-4 FTs), 12 boards, four assists, two steals and just one turnover through 39 minutes.

Zaza has been better than expected as Dallas' starting center, and he's currently pulling down a career-high 10.0 rebounds per game to go with averages of 10.6 points, 0.8 steals and 0.5 blocks per contest on 47.1 percent shooting from the field and 78.9 percent from the line. While Zaza's numbers don't exactly jump off the page, he's currently putting up mid-round value in standard leagues due to the fact that he doesn't hurt you in any one category, and he's worth swooping up in standard leagues for those seeking a low-end center.
Nov 21 - 2:58 AM

Zaza Pachulia piled up 14 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and one block to help Dallas earn their fifth consecutive victory on Wednesday.

Dallas has had a relatively lenient schedule to begin the season, but they've cashed in with an 8-4 record. That's currently good enough for third in the Western Conference, behind the pristine Warriors and Division-rival Spurs.
Nov 18 - 11:08 PM

Zaza Pachulia scored two points with six boards, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes against the 76ers on Monday.

He had his best game on Saturday, but he continues to be outplayed by Dwight Powell. Pachulia won't be losing his starting job because Powell is valuable in the four and five spots off the bench. Additionally, Zaza had a bad game on the defensive end. Pachulia is a low-end player to own in standard leagues.
Nov 16 - 10:26 PM

Zaza Pachulia had season highs with 18 points and 16 boards during a 90-82 win over the Lakers on Friday, adding two assists in 31 minutes.

He's still just putting up eight-round value on the year despite averaging a double-double. Pachulia is a low-upside guy and is injury prone, so he's not someone fantasy owners should consider as a strong asset on their roster. He's obviously worth owning in all standard leagues, though.
Nov 14 - 3:57 AM

Zaza Pachulia posted his fourth double-double of the season on Wednesday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two blocks.

The 31-year-old has won Rick Carlisle's trust, which is half the battle, and he's quietly producing late-round value for 8-cat and 9-cat owners. Dwight Powell is his nearest competition, leaving Pachulia with a solid if unexciting rest-of-season outlook.
Nov 12 - 12:38 AM

Zaza Pachulia scored nine points with 14 boards, one assist and one steal in 28 minutes on Saturday.

While Zaza is securely atop the depth chart, Dwight Powell is coming for his minutes as a better defender. Pachulia is still closing out games and he should still be a low-end option in standard leagues while he's healthy.
Nov 8 - 3:15 AM

Zaza Pachulia scored 14 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals in 26 minutes during a 108-94 loss on Thursday.

He couldn't handle Al Jefferson, but fantasy owners of Zaza don't care. He was 4-of-6 from the field tonight, which is a big step up from his 30.0 percent from the field in his first four games. Fantasy owners can ride the low-upside big while he's healthy.
Nov 6 - 12:51 AM

Zaza Pachulia scored 16 points against the Lakers on Sunday with 12 rebounds, one assist and one block in 29 minutes.

It's the most minutes he's played in the season and he has season highs in points and boards. Pachulia isn't going to light it up because he doesn't block shots and he's not very efficient, but he's worth a look for anyone needing a center.
Nov 2 - 12:12 AM

Zaza Pachulia scored four points with eight rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 18 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

He looked slow tonight and not being a shot blocker will make bad lines like this one stick out a bit more. If you're looking for a reason to keep Zaza, he was dreadful in back-to-backs last year, making just 39.4 percent from the field. He's a low-upside bench big.
Oct 30 - 1:31 AM

Zaza Pachulia double-doubled in his Dallas debut on Wednesday, scoring 10 points with 10 boards, three assists, two steals and one block in 25 minutes.

He was 2-of-10 from the field, so it could have been an even bigger line. If not for garbage time, Pachulia was looking at close to 28-30 minutes. He is hurt a lot and he doesn't have difference-making upside, but he's certainly worth a look for anyone needing a center.
Oct 29 - 4:27 AM

Zaza Pachulia scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one steal and five fouls in 27 minutes on Friday.

He seems to have locked down the starting job and should get minutes in the mid-to-upper 20s. Pachulia is hurt all the time and doesn't have a big upside, but he's worth a look if you missed out on drafting enough centers.
Oct 23 - 11:52 PM

Zaza Pachulia (rest) will not play vs. the Cavaliers on Monday.

Pachulia is simply getting a night off and there is no report of an injury. Even if he starts at center this season, Dallas' frontcourt is pretty crowded and Pachulia isn't much more than a low-end asset in deeper leagues.
Oct 18 - 5:19 PM

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PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
3Raymond Felton
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Devin Harris
3John Jenkins
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Jeremy Evans
3Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Charlie Villanueva
3Dwight Powell
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Salah Mejri
4Satnam Singh