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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 had eight points, six rebounds and a steal in 24 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Heat, but also helped Hassan Whiteside get loose for 28 points and 20 rebounds.
Pachulia had scored in double figures in his four previous games and is averaging 10.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals on 66 percent shooting over his last five games. If that kind of production can help you in a deep, two-center league, feel free to give him a shot. But Pachulia belongs on waivers in most instances. Jan 11 - 1:27 AM

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Zaza Pachulia hit double-digits for the fourth straight game on Sunday, scoring 10 points (4-of-5 FGs, 2-of-2 FTs) with seven rebounds, two assists and three steals in 22 minutes.

Zaza currently has more than double the All-Star votes (440k) of DeMarcus Cousins (202k), his opponent tonight, and the spotlight seems to have energized him. He had two double-digit scoring games all season before hitting the mark in all four January games. As fun as this storyline is, it doesn't make Pachulia worth a pickup in typical leagues.
Jan 9 - 12:49 AM

Zaza Pachulia had a career-high-tying three blocks in 19 minutes on Wednesday, adding 13 points with one assist and one block.

This was Pachulia's 11th career game with three blocks, and he's obviously not known for his defensive stats or consistency. He's had three double-digit rebounding games in the past two months and is averaging just 17.7 minutes per game with Golden State this season, so there's no reason to expect value here.
Jan 5 - 2:02 AM

Zaza Pachulia played 19 minutes and had 11 points, nine rebounds and zero blocks in Monday's win over the Nuggets.

Pachulia's last good game was on Dec. 22 when he had 15 points, 14 rebounds and a block, and he didn't do much before or after that one, until tonight. He's averaging just 6.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and zero blocks over his last five games, and we'd much rather take a flier on Jusuf Nurkic (or someone else) than hope that Pachulia can suddenly put a string of games together. JaVale McGee played just nine minutes, but had nine points, four rebounds and a steal in the win. We'd almost rather own McGee than Pachulia. Almost.
Jan 3 - 1:16 AM

Zaza Pachulia made 6-of-9 from the field on Thursday in a 117-101 win over the Nets, posting season-highs 15 points, 14 rebounds and 26 minutes with four assists, and one block.

Pachulia got some extra run tonight as Draymond Green (personal) did not play. This was Pachulia’s third game back from a wrist injury and he recorded his second double-double of the season. Once Green returns, Pachulia will go back to his 17-18 minutes per game and remains an unappealing fantasy option.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 09:53:00 PM

Zaza Pachulia returned from a wrist injury and had four points, seven boards, a steal and a block in 17 minutes and a start in Saturday's blowout win over Portland.

Centers weren't really necessary in this one, as Mason Plumlee didn't do much for the Blazers, either. The return of Zaza sent JaVale McGee (11 minutes) back to the bench, and none of the Warriors centers are worth using in fantasy right now.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 01:23:00 AM

Zaza Pachulia (wrist) will start against the Blazers on Saturday.

He got shots up this morning and should be ready to roll. Of course, Pachulia won't be doing much outside of rebounding and playing defense, so the Warriors don't need him to shoot anyway. Leave him on the wire.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 08:56:00 PM

Zaza Pachulia (wrist) had his wrist wrapped and was able to get some shots up at shootaround on Saturday.

Pachulia has missed two straight games but, according to Anthony Slater of the Mercury News, Zaza has a decent chance to play Saturday against the Blazers. JaVale McGee has played quite well recently and could eat into Zaza's minutes going forward.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 02:09:00 PM

Zaza Pachulia (wrist) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Blazers.

He's been with the team for shootaround and is still wearing a brace. The Warriors haven't missed Pachulia in the last two games with JaVale McGee playing well and coming off a season-high 17 points. McGee will be a risky DFS punt or a stream.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 03:27:00 PM

Zaza Pachulia (wrist) will not play against the Knicks on Thursday.

He did some stuff at shootaround, but he still had a huge wrap on his wrist. Pachulia doesn't have a break and is just day-to-day. Still, he's likely to miss more time with a deep bruise. JaVale McGee should get the start.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 08:59:00 PM

An MRI on Zaza Pachulia (wrist) revealed a deep bruise and no fracture.

He went through shootaround this morning, but a deep bruise on his shooting wrist isn't encouraging. If Pachulia is going to miss another game, it'll likely be JaVale McGee starting again. The starting center spot for the Warriors won't have much value all season, assuming it's not Draymond Green.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 02:18:00 PM

Zaza Pachulia (wrist) is going through the morning shootaround on Thursday.

This is a surprise because Pachulia was initially considered doubtful for Thursday after missing the last three games. We should have confirmation in just a few moments, but Pachulia's return would likely send JaVale McGee back to the bench.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 01:43:00 PM

Zaza Pachulia (wrist) is doubtful to play against the Knicks on Thursday.

After Anderson Varejao was awful in a start on Saturday, JaVale McGee actually held his own as a starter on Tuesday. That said, the Warriors will be using more Andre Iguoldala in small-ball lineups, so he's the biggest winner sans Pachulia. Draymond Green is the only big man worth owning in Golden State for most leagues.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 06:04:00 PM

Zaza Pachulia (right wrist contusion) will not play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans.

This will be the third straight game Zaza has missed. Kevon Looney, Anderson Varejao, Damian Jones and JaVale McGee have all seen a sporadic uptick in minutes, but none have distinguished themselves. This is a situation best to avoid altogether in fantasy.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Zaza Pachulia (wrist) is doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

Barring a surprise, he will miss his third straight game and he's expected to get an MRI on his wrist in the next day or so. The Warriors are mostly going to play small ball while Pachulia is out, as Kevon Looney started in his place and only played 18 minutes on Sunday vs. the Wolves. Both Pachulia and Looney belong on the wire in standard leagues.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 12:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Ian Clark
3Patrick McCaw
SF1Kevin Durant
2Andre Iguodala
PF1Draymond Green
2David West
3Kevon Looney
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Anderson Varejao
4Damian Jones