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Zaza Pachulia | Center/Forward | #27

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 played just eight minutes against the Rockets on Thursday, finishing with two points, three rebounds, one assist and one block
The Warriors just went with a small-ball fest in this game with a ton of Draymond Green at the five. Pachulia has seen his playing time slide and his injury history suggests the Warriors won't be giving him a bump in playing time the rest of the year while they're somewhat healthy. Dec 2 - 2:20 AM

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Zaza Pachulia scored four points with 12 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one turnover in 21 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

More importantly, he did a little dance after a mid-range J (video in link below). Pachulia could get the night off on Saturday, which could open up minutes for JaVale McGee. Maybe Kevon Looney was a DNP-CD to get him minutes for Saturday, too. Zaza's ceiling is too low to use in most leagues.
Nov 18 - 11:51 PM

Zaza Pachulia scored eight points with 10 rebounds, five assists, three steals, two blocks and one turnover in 23 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.

This is pretty much the perfect stat line for the Warriors. Zaza made all four shots from the field and he pulled down six offensive boards. Pachulia leaves a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective, averaging 5.5 points, 7.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.0 turnovers and no defensive stats in his previous four. He is only a low-end option.
Nov 4 - 1:40 AM

Zaza Pachulia played 22 minutes on Sunday, finishing a 106-100 road victory with five points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

Golden State came in with the league's worst defensive efficiency rating, allowing opponents to score a whopping 112.7 points per 100 possessions. Part of that stems from the departure of Andrew Bogut, with Pachulia taking his place as a starter, but it shouldn't take long for them to tighten the bolts defensively.
Oct 30 - 9:17 PM

Zaza Pachulia double-doubled vs. the Pelicans on Friday with 10 points, 11 rebounds and one assist in 17 minutes.

It was a great night for the legend of Zaza, but it's going to be hard to trust that kind of workload moving forward -- he only played 20 minutes in the opener with two points and three rebounds. There should be better options on your wire.
Oct 29 - 1:06 AM

Zaza Pachulia logged 22 minutes vs. the Lakers on Wednesday, posting four points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block.

Pachulia's subtle contributions will be under the microscope in Golden State, but he's ideally positioned as a low-usage, play-making big man who doesn't need to log more than 25 minutes per game. His real-world impact exceeds his fantasy appeal, however, and most owners should avoid him on draft day.
Oct 20 - 1:06 AM

Steve Kerr said he expects the Warriors to go through some "growing pains" on the defensive end as they adjust to life without Festus Ezeli and Andrew Bogut.

"We had great rim protection from Bogut and Ezeli, and both those guys are gone," said Kerr. "Zaza [Pachulia is] a very good defender, but he’s more of a positional guy than a shot blocker. So there’s definitely adjustments we’ll have to make, even schematically." Pachulia will start at the five for the Warriors, but it's unlikely that he'll be out there for much more than 20 minutes a night. He's not very likely to generate much fantasy value in standard leagues this season.
Sep 8 - 4:07 PM

Unrestricted free agent center Zaza Pachulia has agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million deal to sign with the Warriors.

The rich get richer. Pachulia is likely going to start for the Warriors, who lost Festus Ezeli and Andrew Bogut. Pachulia is 32 years old and isn't really capable of playing minutes close to 30. The Warriors will still be looking for more depth with offers to veterans for minimum deals. Pachulia won't have much fantasy value.
Jul 4 - 7:22 PM

The Blazers are expected to pursue unrestricted free agent Zaza Pachulia.

With all the big-name centers off the board, the Blazers will have to go after someone like Pachulia. He's been very durable recently, missing just 14 games combined in the last two seasons. However, Pachulia is 32 years old and has a number of injuries in his past. He won't be a great fantasy target.
Jul 4 - 4:02 PM

Zaza Pachulia scored 12 points with seven rebounds, nine assists and one block in 32 minutes against the Thunder on Monday.

Salah Mejri (hip) was out for this game to allow Pachulia to log 32 minutes. Due to his Achilles injury, the Mavs lost some trust in Pachulia after a surprisingly strong start to his season. Pachulia will be an unrestricted free agent and almost certainly won't wind up being a starter next season. He won't be worth drafting in standard leagues.
Apr 25 - 11:16 PM

Zaza Pachulia scored nine points with two rebounds, two assists and no turnovers in 21 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

The Mavs may have lost Salah Mejri (hip) for the rest of this series and David Lee (foot) needs pain-killing injections for a slight tear in his plantar fascia, so it might be up to Pachulia here. He's not the best per-minute guy and he's looked bad lately, but he's definitely on track for more minutes.
Apr 23 - 11:47 PM

Zaza Pachulia played 20 minutes in a start against the Thunder on Monday with two points, six rebounds and one steal.

Salah Mejri had it working on the defensive end, so Pachulia didn't play too much in this game. It looks like David Lee (foot) is out for the series, so Mejri and Pachulia figure to split the center minutes.
Apr 18 - 11:29 PM

Zaza Pachulia will start with Salah Mejri moving to the bench on Monday.

Mejri was run out of the gym on Saturday, so Pachulia will be seeing an uptick in minutes. He is an option in DFS. We might not see any Mejri and possibly Dwight Powell gets run.
Apr 18 - 7:52 PM

Zaza Pachulia scored five points off the bench with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover in 21 minutes against the Thunder on Saturday.

He did not play well, but he was better than Salah Mejri. Pachulia should get another chance in Game 2 with David Lee (foot) likely out for the series. He would still be a risky player to use in DFS given his low upside due to inefficient scoring.
Apr 17 - 12:02 AM

Zaza Pachulia will come off the bench against the Thunder for Game 1 on Saturday.

Very interesting. Maybe coach Rick Carlisle wants a more offensive big in the second unit and a defensive one in the first. Pachulia coming off the bench is a little concerning.
Apr 16 - 9:38 PM