Zaza Pachulia RUMORS & NEWS

  • Warriors center Zaza Pachulia a full go for the NBA Finals

    San Jose Mercury News "The Warriors finished off the Spurs on Monday night and then took Tuesday and Wednesday off before returning to practice each of the past three days. Zaza Pachulia, the only injured Warrior rotation player late in the Spurs series, has participated in all parts of all three practices, without..." May 28

  • Warriors' Zaza Pachulia on Kawhi Leonard injury: 'I wish it didn't happen'

    USA Today "A week after the Golden State Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia became public enemy No. 1 to so many San Antonio Spurs fans, his view hadn’t changed about the controversial play that might have ended Kawhi Leonard’s season in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. Pachulia, whose family dealt with..." May 22

  • Extra security needed at school of Zaza Pachulia's kids

    USA Today "Zaza Pachulia can handle being the villain of the Western Conference finals. The Golden State Warriors big man would even understand if Kawhi Leonard were angry with him after the ill-fated meeting of their feet in Game 1, when the San Antonio Spurs star rose for a jumper and came down with a..." May 22

  • Zaza Pachulia Ruled Out, Andre Iguodala Probable for Game 3 vs. Spurs

    Bleacher Report "The Golden State Warriors won't be at full strength for Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals on Saturday at AT&T Center. According to Chris Haynes of ESPN, center Zaza Pachulia will be inactive as the Warriors look to take a commanding 3-0 series lead over the San Antonio Spurs. On the plus..." May 20

  • A Spurs Fan Is Suing Zaza Pachulia And The Warriors Over The Kawhi Leonard Injury

    Uproxx "San Antonio is still without the services of Kahwai Leonard and now Spurs fans are pursuing litigation. Leonard was knocked out of Game 1 of the Western Conference Final by a defensive close out by Golden State‘s Zaza Pachulia in the third quarter. The Spurs were leading big at the time of the..." May 18

  • Iman Shumpert says Zaza Pachulia's play is 'part of the game,' believes offense has enough advantages

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In the aftermath of Kawhi Leonard's ankle injury, one that helped the Golden State Warriors rally from a 25-point deficit in the second half to steal Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs and led to subsequent chatter about the league's role in protecting players, Cleveland Cavaliers swingman Iman..." May 16

  • Zaza Pachulia Responds to Gregg Popovich's Criticism, Says He's Not Dirty

    Bleacher Report "After San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich called him out for a closeout that aggravated Kawhi Leonard's ankle injury, Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia is remaining level-headed going into Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on Tuesday. "It doesn't bother me," Pachulia said..." May 15

  • Zaza Pachulia intent on sticking with Warriors past this season

    San Francisco Chronicle "Zaza Pachulia has experienced the gamut of the NBA: playoff pushes, lengthy losing streaks, solid teammates, bad locker rooms. In his 14th year in the league, he has not enjoyed a season as much as he is relishing his first with the Warriors. “I don’t want the season to end,” said Pachulia,..." February 06

  • Warriors' Zaza Pachulia: Foul on Russell Westbrook was 'payback' for elbow

    CBS Sports "Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia said in a radio interview Monday that his hard foul on Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook on Jan. 18 was payback for an elbow thrown at him on the previous possession. On KNBR's Murph & Mac show, Pachulia lamented that "very few fans" and..." January 26

  • Raja Bell rips Thunder for not defending Russell Westbrook after Pachulia flagrant

    CBS Sports "In the Warriors' blowout win over Oklahoma City on Wednesday, Zaza Pachulia leveled Russell Westbrook and then stood over him, earning a flagrant foul. The most notable thing from this sequence actually had nothing to do with either of those players, but instead the fact that no Oklahoma City..." January 22

  • Pachulia on All-Star voting: ‘Call it Zaza rules’

    USA Today "The NBA changed the format for All-Star voting this year. Instead of leaving it all up to the fans, votes from players and select media members were also counted. This is how things would've ended up if the format wasn't changed. The Warriors' Zaza Pachulia would've been named a starter. His..." January 21

  • NBA to review Zaza Pachulia-Russell Westbrook incident, report says

    Sporting News "The NBA plans to look into Wednesday night's ‎hard foul by the Warriors' Zaza Pachulia on Thunder guard Russell Westbrook as well as Westbrook's postgame vow to "get his ass back," ESPN reported Thursday, citing unidentified league sources. As a matter of routine, the NBA reviews all flagrant..." January 19

  • Thunder's Russell Westbrook says he'll get Warriors' Zaza Pachulia back

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook isn't pleased with Zaza Pachulia. After the Golden State Warriors' 121-100 victory against the Thunder on Wednesday, in which the center gave Westbrook a flagrant foul and then stood over him, Westbrook told reporters that he'll get revenge..." January 19

  • Zaza Pachulia Is Somehow In The Running For An All-Star Game Starting Spot

    Uproxx "The Golden State Warriors are laden with stars. Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are all among the very best players in the game, and all of them have been All-Stars before. So why, oh why, is Zaza Pachulia, who lost his starting job to JaVale McGee this season, in the..." January 05