Pachulia agreed to a one-year, $2.9 million contract with the Warriors on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports. Pachulia will seemingly be a lock to start at center for the Warriors after the team agreed to trade away Andrew Bogut to the Mavericks earlier in the day. His $2.9 million contract fits seamlessly into Golden State's star-studded roster, especially considering that Bogut was on tap to make just over $11 million this coming season. A 12-year veteran, Pachulia will provide the Warriors with a defensive backbone in the lane while also adding a strong rebounding presence on both ends of the court. However, the Warriors are already loaded with scorers, and can even utilize Draymond Green at center, so it's certainly possible that Pachulia will struggle to meet his average of 26.4 minutes per game average while with Dallas last season.
Pachulia started and scored 12 points (3-7 FG, 6-6 FT) to go along with nine assists and seven rebounds in 32 minutes during Monday's loss to the Thunder. Pachulia's role varied throughout the series, but he took advantage of a chance to start by delivering the well-rounded stat line. While he finished the series on a high note, Pachulia clearly faded in the second half of the regular season after a strong start, and it remains to be seen if Dallas will attempt to re-sign him as he heads into unrestricted free agency.
Pachulia scored five points (0-1 FG, 5-6 FT) in Thursday's Game 3 loss to the Thunder. He added six rebounds and three assists in 19 minutes played. Pachulia's been a disappointment in three postseason games for Dallas, shooting a combined 2-13 from the field (15.4 percent). He's started the past two games but coach Rick Carlisle could look to shake things up for Game 4 on Saturday.
Pachulia scored two points (1-6 FG) in Dallas' Game 2 win over Oklahoma City on Monday. He added six rebounds and a steal in 20 minutes of action. Despite starting, Pachulia's stat line was eerily similar to his Game 1 performance. He's struggled to score shooting a combined 2-of-12 from the field.
Pachulia will draw the start at center for Monday's tilt with the Thunder, Mavericks' digital content reporter Bobby Karalla reports. Pachulia came off the bench for Saturday's series opener against the Thunder. The Mavericks got blown out in that contest, and it appears they are going to go in a different direction Monday. Pachulia posted five points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 20 minutes during the series' first game, but could have a more expanded role Monday.
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