Zaza Pachulia




SEASON 18.8 52.7 0 77.3 5.9 6 2 0.4
CAREER STATS 21.3 46.3 0 74.7 7.1 6 1.3 0.4


6 ft11 in

/ 2.11m


275 lbs

/ 124.7kg


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Klay Thompson leads the Warriors with 35 points in a 109-86 win over the Kings.

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Stephen Curry scores 39 points, Klay Thompson adds 29 and the Warriors defeat the Hornets 126-111.

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Kevin Durant scores 33 points and Stephen Curry adds 28 points as the Warriors survive the valiant effort from the Hornets, 113-103. Kemba Walker scores 26 points in the loss.

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Zaza Pachulia goes to the floor to save the ball to Kevin Durant and Durant drives to the basket for the slam.

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Dion Waiters scores 33 points including the game-winning three to lead the Heat past the Warriors, 105-102.

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Kevin Durant's efficiency continues as he scores 32 points agains the Rockets to lead the Warriors to a road win, 125-108.

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Zaza Pachulia finds Draymond Green on the drive for the two-hand finish inside.

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Kevin Durant scores 40 points with 12 rebounds, Stephen Curry adds 24 points as the Warriors take it, 121-100.


Warriors' big man Zaza Pachulia joins the show to talk basketball and his All-Star votes.

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Kevin Durant leads the high-powered Warriors offense with 25 points as they cruise past the Pistons, 127-107.

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Kevin Durant finds ZaZa Pachulia with his back to the basket for the dime.

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Take a look at all the top plays from Tuesday's NBA action.

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Stephen Curry made five 3-pointers and scores 30 points as the Warriors beat the Kings 117-106.

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Stephen Curry scores 35 points and Kevin Durant adds 30 points for the Warriors as they top the Blazers, 125-117.

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Draymond Green gets a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists in the Warriors 127-119 win over the Nuggets.

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Kevin Durant splits the Cavaliers defense with a dime for ZaZa Pachulia and he gets the easy layup.

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Kevin Durant has 21 points as the Warriors defeat the Jazz, 106-99.

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Stephen Curry hits Zaza Pachulia with a pretty pass between the legs of DeAndre Jordan for the finish.

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Klay Thompson goes off for 60 points and two boards as the Warriors breeze by the Pacers, 142-106.

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Zaza Pachulia hits a cutting Klay Thompson for the layup.


Professional History

Shot a career-best 84.6% from the free throw line in 2013-14, including a 23-of-23 start to the season... In 2005-06, finished fifth in the NBA for offensive rebounds with 264... During his time with Atlanta, grabbed enough offensive boards (1,247) to rank seventh in the category in Hawks history

In his 11th NBA season, appeared in 53 games (43 starts) and averaged 7.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and a career-high 2.6 assists per game ... also posted a career-best in FT%, shooting 84.6% for the season ... opened the season by making his first 23 attempts from the line, which stood as the best start by a Buck since Corey Maggette made 33 straight to open the 2010-11 season ... tallied a season-high 20 points on 11/1 at Boston for his first 20-point game in over six years (22 points on 4/10/07) ... suffered a right foot fracture on 12/4 vs. DET and missed 28 games ... handed out a career-high 10 assists on 3/11 at MIN, and posted an 8-assist night on 3/24 at LAC to make him one of just three centers in the league to record multiple games with 8+ assists on the season ... tied his career high of 4 steals at POR on 3/18 to go along with 17 points and 13 rebounds, marking only the second time in his career that he’s had a game with 15+ points, 10+ rebounds and 4+ steals (previously 3/26/06) ... grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds at MIA on 4/2 ... scored in double figures 16 times and had seven games with 10+ rebounds.

2012-13: Battled a sore right Achilles for much of 2013 and underwent surgery on 4/3 … missed 30 games due to the injury (1/23, 1/30-2/6, 2/25, 3/4-4/17) … finished with averages of 5.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 21.8 minutes in 52 contests (15 starts) … as a starter, averaged 6.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28.3 minutes (.532 FG%) … recorded four double-doubles … broke the Hawks franchise record for offensive rebounds in a quarter with 7 in the second stanza at MIL on 2/23 and finished the night with 11 total boards (8 offensive) … set a career high with 8 assists, adding 13 points and 11 rebounds in 39 minutes vs. BKN on 1/16 … tied a career-high with 4 steals at GSW on 11/14 … ended the season ranked seventh in Hawks history with 1247 offensive boards.

2011-12: Stepped into starting role in the wake of Al Horford’s injury and delivered one of his best all-around seasons … played in 58 games (44 starts) and averaged 7.8 points, 7.9 rebounds (25th in the NBA), 1.4 assists and 1.0 steals in 28.3 minutes … tied for 20th in the league in offensive rebounds (2.7) and reached double-figures 20 times.

2010-11: Averaged 4.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 15.7 minutes ... recorded four double-doubles and scored in double figures 10 times … started seven games, averaging 5.1 points and 6.1 rebounds.

2009-10: Provided high energy and production as the Hawks’ primary backup big man … in his fifth season in an Atlanta uniform, averaged 4.3 points and 3.8 rebounds in 14.0 minutes in 78 games … ranked fifth on the team in rebounds and third in field goal percentage.

2008-09: Returned to form after struggling with injuries much of 2007-08 … played in 77 games (26 starts) and averaged 6.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 19.1 minutes … after shooting just 32.2% from the floor in November, hit .586 in December, .550 in January, .518 in February and .569 in March.

2007-08: Battled injuries before carving out a role as the Hawks' first big man off the bench … recorded averages of 5.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 15.2 minutes through 62 games.

2006-07: Upped his career averages in several categories, finishing at 12.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.5 blocks in 28.1 minutes in 72 games.

2005-06: In his first season with the Hawks, averaged 11.7 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 31.4 minutes in 78 games … ranked third in the NBA with 3.4 offensive rebounds per game and fifth in total offensive rebounds (264) … against his former team, Orlando, on 3/19, Pachulia pulled down a NBA season-high 12 offensive rebounds and finished the game with 18 total boards.

2004-05: Averaged 6.2 points and 5.1 rebounds and 18.9 minutes in 74 games (four starts) for the Bucks.

2003-04: Saw action in 59 games (two starts) for the Magic and averaged 3.3 points and 2.9 rebounds in 11.3 minutes.

(40 games, 1 start) ... Has career averages of 4.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 18.0 minutes ... 2013: Missed the playoffs due to a right Achilles injury … 2012: Did not participate in the playoffs due to a sprained left foot … 2011: In 11 games in the postseason against Orlando and Chicago, he notched 3.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 17.7 minutes … dished out playoff career-high 3 assists in Game 3 vs. ORL on 4/22 … 2010: Saw action in 11 games, putting up 4.6 points and 3.5 rebounds against Milwaukee and Orlando … 2009: Played in all 11 Hawks postseason games (one start) and averaged 6.9 points and 6.9 rebounds in 23.6 minutes … came up huge in First Round Game 4 win at Miami, pulling down 18 rebounds in an 81-71 Atlanta win … 2008: In seven games against Boston, averaged 4.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 15.0 minutes … provided a tremendous spark off the bench in Game 6 win over BOS on 5/2, recording 9 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals in 28 minutes.

Has played with the Georgian National Team seven summers ... began playing for Ulker when he was just 15 years old in 1999 ... left his native Georgia in 1998 to go to Turkey and pursue his basketball career ... was also a member of the Georgian Junior National Team and the Georgian Cadets National Team ... appeared in 73 games during parts of four seasons for Ulker of Istanbul at the top level in Turkey, averaging 6.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game (1999-2003) ... helped capture the 2001 and 2002 Turkish President's Cup ... also helped Ulker to the 2001 Turkish National Championship.

Selected by the Orlando Magic in the second round (42nd pick) of the 2003 NBA Draft on 6/26/03 ... drafted from the Magic by the Charlotte Bobcats in the NBA expansion draft on 6/22/04 ... traded by the Bobcats to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 2004 second round draft pick on 6/23/04 ... signed with the Atlanta Hawks as a free agent on 8/11/05 ... signed as a free agent with the Bucks on 7/17/13.

Given name is Zaur Pachulia ... legally changed his first name to Zaza ... he and his wife, Tika, have two sons, Davit and Saba, and a daughter, Mariam ... born in Tbilisi, Georgia ... nickname is “Z” ... a serious entrepreneur, has taken executive business classes at Harvard Business School in 2012, Georgia State in 2009 and 2011, and Northwestern in 2008 ... took an active role politically, when he spoke against the Russian invasion of his homeland in 2008 ... has served as the Style Editor for HOOP Magazine ... in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State, along with the NBA and Vladimir Stepania and Nikoloz Tskitishvili, has donated products to basketball academies in his home country ... participant in the NBA's Basketball Without Borders initiative and spent a portion of the summer of 2006 assisting in the Sarunas Marciulionis Basketball Academy in Vilnius, Lithuania ... names Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro and Sasha Baron-Cohen as his favorite actors ... favorite sports outside of basketball include tennis and soccer ... fan of the AC Milan soccer team ... lists Jay-Z and 50 Cent as his favorite musical artists ... hobbies include traveling and fashion ... wears a size 17 basketball shoe ... his favorite TV shows are “Punk'd” and “Chappelle's Show” ... enjoys eating steak and pasta ... favorite athlete is Michael Jordan ... on Twitter as @zaza27.

Traditional Season Stats

Season2016 44GP 825MIN 96FGM 182FGA 52.7FG% 03PM 03PA 03P% 68FTM 88FTA 77.3FT% 94OREB 172DREB 266REB 88AST 56TOV 42STL 18BLK 104PF 2DD2 0TD3 260PTS 317+/-

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