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Zaza Pachulia | Center/Forward

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 270
College: None
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Zaza Pachulia played 19 minutes on Wednesday against the 76ers with 12 points, four rebounds, two assists, two steals and three turnovers.
He saw a big increase from his six minutes on Monday, but he played a lot less than John Henson. Considering how well Henson played tonight, it's hard to be encouraged by Pachulia. Fantasy owners in most leagues will want to keep Pachulia on the wire. Feb 25 - 11:55 PM

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Zaza Pachulia will start against 76ers on Wednesday.

He has been coming off the bench, but he'll be back in the starting lineup tonight. Pachulia only played six minutes on Monday and he's basically in a three-way timeshare with John Henson and Miles Plumlee. He can be left on the wire in most leagues for now.
Feb 25 - 7:02 PM

Zaza Pachulia played just six minutes on Monday against the Bulls.

Pachulia missed all three of his shots and had just one rebound and one assist to his credit. Yes, the Bucks found themselves in a blowout loss against a vastly superior team, but Pachulia's already teetering deep league value took a major blow tonight.
Feb 23 - 10:42 PM

Zaza Pachulia played 30 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday with eight points, six rebounds and one assists.

The All-Star break helped here and he was right back to his normal playing time. Pachulia was playing 26.2 minutes per game as the starter earlier this year and he'll likely be reclaiming that role soon. He's still not going to have the upside of guys like Rudy Gobert, Alex Len or Jusuf Nurkic due to only 0.3 blocks per game and sub-par shooting. Zaza is a low-end guy in standard leagues.
Feb 21 - 3:26 AM

Zaza Pachulia played 26 minutes and hit 4-of-10 shots for eight points, six rebounds and two steals in Wednesday's win.

He's back, but with John Henson playing quite well, Pachulia could be in line for a timeshare after the break.
Feb 12 - 12:14 AM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) returned to action on Monday, scoring five points on 1-of-6 shooting with five rebounds, one assist and three steals in 16 minutes.

Especially if Larry Sanders' remains suspended, Pachulia stands to be the Bucks 'big' center and earn about 25 minutes per night. That's not guaranteed to make him a standard league value in 12-team formats, but if you're desperate for a big man you might want to keep an eye on him.
Feb 10 - 1:45 AM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) will play against the Nets on Monday.

Coach Jason Kidd has cooled on playing John Henson more than 25 minutes, so his fantasy value shouldn't change much as long as Kidd doesn't put him in the doghouse again. Kidd has played Ersan Ilyasova and Giannis Antetokounmpo at the five, so that means there should be a loss to a few guys in the minutes department. Pachulia is worth a look, but most owners can take a wait-and-see approach.
Feb 9 - 6:15 PM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) is probable to play against the Nets.

Pachulia hasn't suited up since January 27, but it appears he's finally ready to roll. It's not yet clear if Pachulia will slide his way back into the starting lineup, but if he does, John Henson is the obvious candidate to head back to the bench despite his impressive play as a starter. Henson is averaging 11.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 2.7 blocks on 60 percent shooting (27.5 minutes) over six games in the role. Henson's fantasy stock is tied directly to his playing time.
Feb 9 - 11:39 AM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) will not play against the Celtics on Saturday.

This marks his sixth game in a row on the sidelines, and there's still no known timetable for his return. Pachulia can be dropped outside of deeper leagues, while John Henson will continue to start at center for the Bucks. Henson has averaged 11.8 points, 6.4 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.6 blocks in his last five starts, and is worth owning in almost all leagues until further notice.
Feb 7 - 6:50 PM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Celtics.

He has missed the last five games in a row, and there is still no indication on how he's progressing from his calf injury. Owners outside of deeper leagues can move on from Pachulia, while John Henson will continue to log big minutes in Pachulia's absence. For what it's worth, Henson has averaged 11.8 points, 6.4 boards, 1.8 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.6 blocks as a starter over the last five games.
Feb 7 - 10:03 AM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) and Kenyon Martin will not play against the Rockets on Friday.

He is going to be re-evaluated before Saturday, so he'll be a game-time call for that game. John Henson has been let loose over his last few games and even played 38 minutes on Wednesday, scoring nine points with seven boards and four blocks. He's a nice start tonight while Zaza isn't a great player to own.
Feb 6 - 6:43 PM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Rockets.

Pachulia has missed the last four games, so it's possible that the Bucks limit his minutes if he's cleared to play. We should know more details closer to tip-off, but John Henson has stepped up for the Bucks recently and would benefit the most if Pachulia remains on the sidelines.
Feb 6 - 11:22 AM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) will dress for Wednesday's game vs. the Lakers but is not expected to play.

John Henson is in line for huge minutes on Wednesday and is worth a look in most leagues for his upside in blocks and rebounds. Pachulia is reportedly close to a return, and we will continue to pass along further updates on his status when more details emerge.
Feb 4 - 12:48 PM

Zaza Pachulia (calf) went through some conditioning and individual work during Tuesday's practice, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

John Henson has emerged as the primary beneficiary with both Pachulia and Ersan Ilyasova (groin) sidelined, and he'll be able to maintain some low-end value in standard leagues as long as he's in the starting lineup. If you're team is in need of some rebounding and shot blocking, Henson is well worth a look.
Feb 3 - 3:12 PM

Zaza Pachulia will not start against the Raptors on Monday.

The team didn't update his status, so it's fair to say he's going to miss more time. John Henson will get more run in the starting lineup and is worth a look in standard leagues. Pachulia is hurt often, so his fantasy owners can probably cut their losses for now.
Feb 2 - 7:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Jerryd Bayless
3Jorge Gutierrez
4Tyler Ennis
SG1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2O.J. Mayo
SF1Khris Middleton
2Jared Dudley
3Damien Inglis
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Kenyon Martin
3Jabari Parker
C1John Henson
2Zaza Pachulia
3Miles Plumlee
4Johnny O'Bryant