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Zaza Pachulia | Center/Forward | #27

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/10/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'11' / 275
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (13) / ORL
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

The Mavericks are locked into the No. 6 seed after losing to the Spurs on Wednesday despite Zaza Pachulia's eight points, 12 rebounds and two assists as a starter.

Pachulia had a precipitous drop in production after the All-Star break, but he's once again established himself as the Mavs' top center ahead of Salah Mejri (11 minutes) and JaVale McGee (DNP-CD). He'll need to have a big series for the Mavs to escape their first-round matchup vs. the Thunder.
Apr 14 - 12:39 AM

Zaza Pachulia failed to do much of anything through 22 minutes of action on Friday, registering one points on 1-of-2 shooting from the stripe with four boards, two steals and a block.

Pachulia didn't even attempt a single shot from the field, and his laughable 1.9 usage rate pretty much sums up his non-existent fantasy value. Salah Mejri logged 13 minutes off the bench on his way to nine points, three boards and a swat while David Lee tallied eight points, five boards and one turnover in his 16 minutes off the bench. This is a situation that should be avoided in most leagues.
Apr 9 - 1:29 AM

Zaza Pachulia scored eight points in a start against the Rockets on Wednesday with two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 24 minutes.

The Mavs continue to play the matchups at their center spot. Pachulia has started the last three games, but he's still not really worth using in DFS or in season-long leagues.
Apr 7 - 12:38 AM

The Mavs will stick with same starting lineup on Wednesday with Zaza Pachulia at center

He'll join J.J. Barea, Wes Matthews, Justin Anderson and Dirk Nowitzki against the Rockets. Pachulia is still going to be tough to trust while Salah Mejri could get run against Dwight Howard. Fantasy owners should avoid the Dallas center spot in most cases.
Apr 6 - 6:30 PM

Zaza Pachulia started Sunday's game but didn't do much, scoring just two points with nine rebounds, one assist and one steal in 23 minutes.

This is nothing new for Zaza, who seems to have exhausted himself early in the season. The Mavs get a few days to rest before a huge game on Wednesday vs. the Rockets, whom they are battling at the periphery of the playoff standings. The rest should help the veteran Mavericks, but it won't be enough to make Pachulia a viable fantasy option.
Apr 3 - 7:01 PM

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