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  • Zaza Pachulia: Calls end to playing days

    The Warriors announced last week that Pachulia joined the organization as a business and basketball consultant, signaling the end of his playing career.

    Pachulia will begin his post-playing days as a member of the organization with whom he claimed his two NBA titles during his 16-year career, which also included stops with the Magic, Bucks, Hawks, Mavericks and Pistons. Over 1,098 career regular-season games, the 35-year-old center averaged 6.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 20.3 minutes.

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  • Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Plays 10 minutes in Saturday's win

    Pachulia pitched in four points (2-2 FG), two assists, and one rebound in 10 minutes during Saturday's 99-90 win over the Trail Blazers.

    Pachulia finished the month of March having earned double-digit minutes in only five of 13 appearances. The absence of Blake Griffin (knee soreness) didn't result in Pachulia earning much additional playing time in this one either, and the veteran backup big man simply isn't an appealing option for most fantasy formats.

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  • Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Absent from injury report

    Pachulia (Achilles) is no longer on Detroit's injury report and will be available for Monday's game against Brooklyn.

    Pachulia entered the day as a game-time call after missing the last three contests, but he'll be available as the backup center Monday evening. The former second-round pick hasn't scored in three of his previous four games, however.

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  • Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Trending in right direction

    Pachulia (Achilles) participated in pregame warmups ahead of Friday's game against Chicago, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.

    Pachulia remains a game-time decision, but this is a positive development. He was held out of Detroit's last contest against Minnesota due to right Achilles inflammation.

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  • Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Questionable Friday

    Pachulia (Achilles) is questionable for Friday's game against the Bulls, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.

    Pachulia missed Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves due to right Achilles inflammation. He may be able to play Friday, but he'll presumably test things out during pregame warmups before a determination is made.

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  • Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Won't play Wednesday

    Pachulia (Achilles) won't play in Wednesday's game against Minnesota, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

    As expected, Pachulia, who's dealing with inflammation in his right Achilles, will sit out Wednesday. Look for Jon Leuer or Thon Maker to see a slight increase in minutes in Pachulias absence.

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  • Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Doubtful Wednesday

    Pachulia is considered doubtful for Wednesday's game against Minnesota due to inflammation in his right Achilles.

    If Pachulia is ultimately held out, it'll open up roughly 10 minutes off the bench, which would likely be redistributed to Thon Maker or Jon Leuer.

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  • Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Heading back to bench

    Pachulia will come off the bench Friday against the Mavericks, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.

    With Andre Drummond (concussion) back in the lineup, Pachulia will resume his usual role on the bench. As a reserve, the veteran is averaging 4.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 13.6 minutes.

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  • Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Almost double-doubles in victory

    Pachulia compiled eight points (3-6 FG, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 98-94 victory over the Pelicans.

    Pachulia remained in the starting lineup Wednesday, with Andre Drummond (concussion) still on the sidelines. Pachulia had a productive game, however, Drummond appears as though he could return for Friday's game against Dallas which would send Pachulia back to a 12-minute role.

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  • Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Quiet in second start

    Pachulia scored four points (2-3 FG) to go with three rebounds in 24 minutes Monday against the Wizards.

    Making his second consecutive start in place of the injured Andre Drummond (concussion), Pachulia provided very little production on the offensive end, while also failing to contain Washington's Thomas Bryant, who finished with a double-double. The hope is that Drummond won't miss any more time, but if he does, expect Pachulia to continue to see expanded minutes. The veteran played 35 minutes in Saturday's game against Sacramento and finished with seven points, 12 rebounds, three steals, a block and a steal.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-11, 270 lbs
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia, USSR
Age: 40
Experience: 16