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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 was conspicuously quiet on Tuesday, scoring four points with five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 21 minutes in a win vs. Miami.
The 30-year-old Pachulia wasn't faring well vs. the length and athleticism of Hassan Whiteside, so coach Jason Kidd opted for a smaller lineup with an emphasis on the second unit. Pachulia is averaging 10.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 0.9 steals over the past month, and remains a decent low-end center with Larry Sanders' return up in the air. Jan 27 - 10:15 PM

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Zaza Pachulia double-doubled against the Jazz during a 101-99 loss on Thursday with 10 points, 10 rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes.

He made just 4-of-14 from the field and is really struggling from the field in his last four. In that span, Pachulia made just 32.4 percent from the field for averages of 9.3 points, 8.5 boards, 3.0 assists and 0.3 blocks. John Henson can't stop fouling and Larry Sanders could be out for the season, so Zaza's minutes are safe.
Jan 23 - 12:24 AM

Zaza Pachulia scored 11 points with 14 boards, five assists and three turnovers against the Knicks on Thursday.

When a center goes against the Knicks, there will be plenty of opportunities for rebounds. Pachulia is not getting competition for his minutes and had 28 tonight, which is right at his average in his last nine games. He's a solid center to own, but won't have a high ceiling due to low blocks and a mediocre shooting percentage. Zaza is better in points leagues.
Jan 15 - 8:46 PM

Zaza Pachulia had 11 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and a steal in Wednesday's start against the Sixers.

Yes, it was vs. the Sixers, but he flirted with a triple-double and is averaging 11.0 points, 11.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals over his last five games. He doesn't block shots and it's possible that Larry Sanders will eventually come back and rain on his parade. But he does look like a better short-term own than John Henson, who was stifled by Jason Kidd tonight.
Jan 7 - 11:28 PM

Zaza Pachulia had seven points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in another start at center on Tuesday, but he also turned the ball over six times in the Bucks' home loss.

Pachulia is a capable veteran who does just enough for low-end fantasy value when given starters' minutes. Larry Sanders' return date is uncertain but he was on the bench tonight and could return as soon as Wednesday's game in Philly, so Pachulia's owners shouldn't be viewing him as a rest-of-season solution.
Jan 6 - 10:37 PM

Zaza Pachulia scored a season-high 16 points in a win over the Knicks on Sunday, adding 14 boards, three assists and two steals in 31 minutes.

He has now posted double-doubles in three out of his last five games and is simply on fire. Larry Sanders (personal) is still away from the team and there is still no indication on when he will return, meaning Pachulia's minutes are safe until further notice. If you are in need of a big man, Pachulia is worth a look in most leagues.
Jan 4 - 10:01 PM

Zaza Pachulia scored 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting (4-of-4 FTs) with 14 rebounds, one steal and one block in Friday's home loss to the Pacers.

Pachulia logged 25 minutes and he has been playing well enough to be in lineups over the past 1-2 weeks. If Larry Sanders can work out his personal situation things could easily get tight, but for now owners that need a big man can expect a good chance at late-round production in the short-term.
Jan 3 - 2:07 AM

Bucks' head coach Jason Kidd stated during a recent interview that Larry Sanders (illness) will come off the bench upon his initial return, implying Zaza Pachulia will remain the Bucks' starting center.

The Bucks have won three of their past four games with Zaza as their starting center, including a 30-point blowout victory over the Hawks. "With Zaza and John [Henson] playing the way they are, [Sanders is] going to have to work himself back into the lineup," said Kidd. If you're in need of a big man, Zaza is worth a look as long as he's starting for Milwaukee.
Jan 2 - 9:42 AM

Zaza Pachulia went for 11 and 15 in Saturday's loss to the Hawks, hitting 4-of-8 shots and 3-of-3 free throws with three assists and a block in 29 minutes.

If Ersan Ilyasova's concussion issue proves serious then Pachulia could see more than 25 minutes per night. He's worth a look if you need a big man, regardless of what's going on in the Bucks' frontcourt rotation.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:26:00 AM

Zaza Pachulia started at center and scored 14 points with eight assists and three steals in the Bucks' blowout win over the Hawks in his old Atlanta stomping grounds.

Pachulia logged 26 minutes and he could play this much nightly if Ersan Ilyasova's concussion issue is serious, though we don't know that to be the case at this point. His value has been in the tank for the past two weeks so it's not a run-to-the-wire moment, but if everything breaks perfectly he could end up with some value.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 01:53:00 AM

Zaza Pachulia will start at center against the Hawks on Friday.

John Henson is expected to come off the bench behind Zaza, so the team won't need him to play too many minutes. Although, Henson hasn't played more than 21 minutes in any game this season and has been out since Nov. 25, so expect Zaza to play around 30 tonight.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 06:38:00 PM

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.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 01:15:00 AM

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.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 02:17:00 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.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 10:34:00 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.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 06:50:00 PM

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PG1Brandon Knight
2Kendall Marshall
3Jorge Gutierrez
SG1O.J. Mayo
2Jared Dudley
3Jerryd Bayless
SF1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2Khris Middleton
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3Kenyon Martin
4Jabari Parker
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant