With little season-long value left on the wire, who should we turn to for specific category boosts?
December 17, 2018, 6:35 pmZaza PachuliaC, Detroit Pistons
Zaza Pachulia (illness) will play on Monday against the Bucks.
It's not a great matchup against a stretchy opponent — not that Pachulia should be in any fantasy lineups to begin with. We'd expect to see Jon Leuer do more work off the bench tonight.
Source: Rod Beard on Twitter
December 16, 2018, 5:59 pmZaza PachuliaC, Detroit Pistons
Zaza Pachulia (illness) is questionable to face the Bucks on Monday.
Pachulia sat out Saturday's game and is likely still under the weather. He's been Detroit's backup center but he might not be needed for a matchup with Brook Lopez and the perimeter-based Bucks anyway, so there's not much impact here. Jon Leuer gets a bump in deep leagues.
December 15, 2018, 8:55 amZaza PachuliaC, Detroit Pistons
Zaza Pachulia (illness) is listed as out for Saturday's game against the Celtics.
There are no specifics but maybe Zaza is just under the weather. He is averaging 4.3 points and 4.4 rebounds in 12.9 minutes as the backup center so Andre Drummond may need to play a few extra minutes in this one. Jon Leuer will be a bit busier backing up both Drummond and Blake Griffin as Henry Ellenson is also out.
October 5, 2018, 9:01 pmZaza PachuliaC, Detroit Pistons
Zaza Pachulia (personal) is not with the team and will miss Friday’s preseason game against the Spurs.
We hope everything is okay with the Pachulia clan but he will be irrelevant for fantasy this season.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
July 8, 2018, 1:24 pmZaza PachuliaC, Golden State Warriors
Zaza Pachulia has agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million contract with the Detroit Pistons according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
Since the season has ended it's been pretty clear that the Warriors were going to move on from Pachulia, and now they finally have. Zaza didn't have much fantasy value in Golden State and it won't be much better in Detroit as he'll be stuck behind Andre Drummond in the rotation.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
June 11, 2018, 12:42 pmZaza PachuliaC, Golden State Warriors
The Warriors are unlikely to retain either Zaza Pachulia or David West going forward.
It's not surprising, as Golden State had a major need on the wings this postseason but was staked with frontcourt players. They'll need to get a little more athletic and versatile in their second unit and letting West and Pachulia walk opens up two spots to make that happen. West can still play in the right spots and wouldn't have much trouble finding work, while Pachulia barely played in the postseason and would find a more tepid market for his services. It's possible that one or both retire as well, though no matter what neither player will be a fantasy option next season.
Source: The Athletic
April 19, 2018, 1:28 pmJaVale McGeeC, Golden State Warriors
JaVale McGee remains questionable for Game 3 on Thursday with a left quad contusion.
McGee has been productive for the Warriors in the playoffs as the starting center and coach Steve Kerr will be left with a decision if McGee cannot go. Zaza Pachulia and Kevon Looney would be the top two choices to start with David West remaining in a bench role.
Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
April 11, 2018, 2:09 amZaza PachuliaC, Golden State Warriors
Zaza Pachulia put up four points, six rebounds and two assists over 13 minutes in Tuesday's season finale against the Jazz.
Pachulia wasn't worth owning in any format that didn't count high profile collisions as a category.
April 3, 2018, 1:44 pmZaza PachuliaC, Golden State Warriors
Zaza Pachulia will start at center in Tuesday's contest against the Thunder.
Pachulia is just a puppet starter who plays 14.2 minutes per game. All the Warriors starters other than Pachulia make for good DFS plays today since their bench will be very thin with multiple players sitting out. The Thunder have a solid defense, but it should be a fast paced and high scoring rivalry affair.
Source: Monte Poole on Twitter
March 30, 2018, 1:11 amJordan BellPF/C, Golden State Warriors
Jordan Bell moved to the bench with Draymond Green back on Thursday and played just eight minutes, producing three rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Unfortunately it looks like Bell just won't be able to sustain serious value unless more guys get hurt. He's part of a rotation at the center spot in Golden State and so far coach Kerr has leaned slightly toward veterans JaVale McGee (12 points, two blocks in 15 minutes in a start) and Zaza Pachulia (only four minutes tonight) for most of the year. Bell is more of a luxury stash when Draymond is healthy, and most fantasy owners don't have the time or space for luxuries at this time of year.
March 29, 2018, 3:37 pmDraymond GreenPF/C, Golden State Warriors
Draymond Green (flu-like symptoms) is officially available for Thursday's game.
Green was initially sidelined with a pelvic contusion and was slated to return on Sunday before an illness knocked him out til now. He's going to bump either Zaza Pachulia or Jordan Bell from the starting lineup and will cut into Kevon Looney's work off the bench as well. Bell is probably the only one of that bunch worth holding onto just to see what happens, though you could also make a case for Looney in deeper formats based on his recent body of work. Hopefully Draymond isn't hit with any more late scratches.
Source: Warriors PR on Twitter
March 23, 2018, 8:57 pmStephen CurryG, Golden State Warriors
Steph Curry will start on Friday vs. the Hawks.
Curry will be joined by Pat McCaw, Nick Young, Zaza Pachulia and Jordan Bell. Make sure Curry is in your lineups while Nick Young should still be good for some points and threes and Jordan Bell is an intriguing option with no Draymond Green (pelvic contusion). Meanwhile Quinn Cook goes back to the bench and we might have seen his nice run come to an end.
Source: Anthony Slater on Twitter
March 19, 2018, 1:34 pmZaza PachuliaC, Golden State Warriors
Zaza Pachulia will be available on Monday against the Spurs.
Pachulia was dealing with a shoulder contusion but will resume his usual starting center role. He makes for a nice source of cheap rebounds these days with the Warriors extremely shorthanded, but that’s about it.
Source: Warriors PR on Twitter
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