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September 3, 2019 02:40 PM
Zaza Pachulia: Calls end to playing days
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 30, 2019 11:28 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Plays 10 minutes in Saturday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 11, 2019 05:56 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Absent from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 8, 2019 07:52 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Trending in right direction
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 8, 2019 06:28 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Questionable Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 6, 2019 06:40 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Won't play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 5, 2019 06:20 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Doubtful Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 25, 2019 07:16 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Heading back to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 24, 2019 12:12 AM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Almost double-doubles in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 21, 2019 04:44 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Quiet in second start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 19, 2019 07:00 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pachulia will start Saturday's game against the Kings.

Pachulia will enter the starting lineup in place of Andre Drummond, who's going through the concussion protocol. In 34 games this season, the veteran center's averaging 4.4 points nad 4.5 rebounds in 13.6 minutes.

January 17, 2019 01:28 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Steps in as second-unit center
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pachulia (leg) logged 15 minutes off the bench and supplied six points (2-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three boards and three assists Wednesday in the Pistons' 120-115 overtime win over the Magic.

Sidelined for the previous eight games with the leg injury, Pachulia reclaimed a rotation spot in his return to action. He was effective as the second-unit center behind Andre Drummond, resulting in Jon Leuer being ousted from the rotation. Pachulia's fantasy upside will be low so long as Drummond is healthy, but he should at least hold down a consistent 15-to-20-minute role.

January 16, 2019 06:32 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Good to go Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pachulia (leg) will be available for Wednesday's game against Orlando, Rod Beard of the Detroit News reports.

Pachulia is yet to play since the calendar turned to 2019, but it looks like that should change Wednesday, as he'll return to availability after dealing with a bruised right leg. Prior to the injury, Pachulia had been averaging just under 14 minutes off the bench over his last six games.

January 16, 2019 04:40 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Upgraded to questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pachulia (lower leg) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's matchup against the Magic, Keith Langlois of the Pistons' official site reports.

The reserve center has been out since New Year's Day due to a bruised right leg, but he may be able to make his return Wednesday. His return could mean fewer minutes for Jon Leuer, who has seen an uptick in playing time since Pachulia's injury.

January 14, 2019 07:44 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Officially ruled out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pachulia (lower leg) won't play Monday against the Jazz, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

As expected, Pachulia will miss his eighth straight game due to a lower leg contusion. Head coach Dwane Casey did reveal that Pachulia could be ready to return later in the week, per Beard.

January 13, 2019 08:40 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Unlikely to suit up Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pachulia (lower leg) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Jazz.

Pachulia is in danger of missing his eighth straight game due to a lingering lower-leg bruise. Expect an update on his availability closer to tipoff, although he's certainly not trending in the right direction.

January 12, 2019 02:00 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Listed out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pachulia (lower leg) is out for Saturday's game against the Clippers.

Pachulia's absence will extend to seven games after being listed out on Detroit's latest injury report. With Henry Ellenson also ruled out, Andre Drummond and Jon Leuer should be in store for another heavy workload.

January 10, 2019 08:52 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Remains out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pachulia (lower leg) won't play Thursday against the Kings, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.

Pachulia will miss his sixth consecutive contest due to a bruised right leg. With both Blake Griffin (rest) and Henry Ellenson (ankle) also on the shelf, the Pistons will be rather thin at center Thursday night, likely resulting in big minute totals for Andre Drummond and Jon Leuer.

January 9, 2019 02:12 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Ruled out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pachulia (leg) has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Lakers.

Pachulia will remain inactive for a fifth straight game, so Jon Leuer should once again be in for a slight bump in playing time as the backup to Andre Drummond, who's played 38, 38 and 37 minutes, respectively, over the last three games.

January 8, 2019 07:36 PM
Pistons' Zaza Pachulia: Unlikely to play Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pachulia (lower leg) is doubtful Wednesday against the Lakers, James L. Edwards III of The Athletic reports.

Pachulia is expected to miss a fifth straight contest Wednesday as he continues to deal with a bruised right leg. Assuming that's the case, his next chance to play arrives Thursday against the Kings.

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