Zaza Pachulia Biography

( 1984 - )
June 11, 2019
First published on:November 30, 2018
by John Max

Facts of Zaza Pachulia

Date of Birth: 1984, February 10
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: Georgia
Height: 6 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Name Zaza Pachulia
Birth Place Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union
Famous Name Zaza Pachulia
Horoscope Aquarius
Father David Pachulia
Father Nationality Georgian
Mother Marina Pachulia
Mother Nationality Georgian
Net Worth $25 million
Salary $2,393,887
Past Team Ulkerspor, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Galatasaray, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors
No. of Twitter Followers 144 k
No. of Instagram Followers 296 k
Weight 122 kg
Position in Team Center
Current team Detroit Pistons
Nationality Georgian
Ethnicity White
Profession basketball player
Started career as basketball player
Currently Working For Detroit Pistons
Married to Tika Pachulis
Children son Davit, Saba and daughter Miriam Pachulia
Squad No 27

Zaza Pachulia is a Georgian professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2019, Zaza Pachulia currently plays for the Detroit Pistons as their Center. Zaza Pachulia has played for other teams like Ulkerspor, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Galatasaray, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors.

Playing as a Center, Zaza Pachulia reportedly earns around $2,393,887 as his yearly salary from Detroit Pistons and has an estimated net worth of over $25 million. He is currently married to his girlfriend Tika Pachulia since 2008.

How much are Zaza Pachulia Salary and Net Worth in 2019?

Zaza Pachulia has an estimated net worth of over around $25 million. He reportedly signed a one-year contract worth $2,393,887with Detroit Pistons. Further with an annual average salary of $2,393,887 and a Guaranteed sum of $2,393,887.

 
 
 
 
 
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Zaza Pachulia so far has made good earnings from his entire NBA career that is reported to be $59,429,635. In 2018-19, Pachulia will have a $1,512,601 cap hit and a $1,512,601 dead cap.

Zaza Pachulia's Salary since 2013

Year Salary
2013 $5,200,000
2014 $5,200,000
2015 $5,200,000
2016 $2,898,000
2017 $3,477,600
2018 $2,393,887

Zaza is also the 12th best-paid player of Detroit Piston of 2018. Kept aside Zaza Pachulia financial earnings, his personal assets includes home and cars. In addition to this, he owns a restaurant called Buckhead Bottle Bar which serves French-style bistro in Atlanta.

Further, the NBA Player Zaza Pachulia earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships.

Is Zaza Pachulia Married? Affair, Wife, Children, & Facts

The Famous NBA star Pachulia is 6 feet 11 inches tall in height and weighs around 122 kg. Pachulia is not only a world-class athlete but also a very attractive individual.

Zaza married Tika Pachulia in 2008 after a long romantic relationship. Tika also called Tina is one of the very active NBA wags. She was born on December 30, 1987, in Tbilisi, Georgia.

The couple has two sons Davit and Saba, and a daughter Mariam. Until 2016, when Zaza established a basketball academy in his native Tbilisi, he hosted annual free summer basketball camps for children in different locations in Georgia.

 
 
 
 
 
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In 2017, Pachulia received the Order of Honor from President Giorgi Margvelashvili of the Republic of Georgia. He also has Turkish nationality.

Other than being a famous NBA Center, Zaza Pachulia is pretty famous in social media. He has 144k followers on Twitter and 296k followers on his Instagram account.

Zaza Pachulia Bio and Early Life

Zaza Pachulia was born on February 10, 1984, in Tbilisi, Georgian SSR, the Soviet Union to parents David Pachulia and Marina Pachulia. As per his nationality, he is Georgian and belongs to the White ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Aquarius. Details regarding Zaza's education were not found.

He started playing basketball in Georgia at an early age. At the age of 13, Pachulia was about 6 feet 8 inches (2.03 meters). He was searched and recruited when he was a teenager by the Turkish team of professionals ülkerspor.

At a young age, Pachulia became a member of the Georgian junior national basketball team and led them in different tournaments.

Zaza Pachulia Professional Career

After distinguishing himself with ülkerspor, Pachulia was drawn up by Orlando Magic in the second round during the NBA draft of 2003. After being selected by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2004 expansion draft, he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks where he played the 2004–05 season.

Pachulia had an average of 6.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game with the Bucks. In the 2005 off-season, he signed a contract with the Atlanta Hawks and became the starting point of the Hawks, with an average of 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game during the 2005-2006 period.

Zaza was traded to the Dallas Mavericks on 9 July 2015 in return for a future second-round pick. Later that month, Kawhi Leonard received 14,227 votes to knock out San Antonio Spurs for the start of the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in the West All-Star Team. He recorded his 20th double of the season and his 100th career with 14 points and 12 rebounds in an overtime loss of 110–107 to the Cleveland Cavaliers on 12 January 2016.

Pachulia signed with the Golden State Warriors on 12 July 2016. Zaza played the best of the season with 15 points and 14 rebounds in a 117-101 win over the Brooklyn Nets on 22 December 2016. He again caused controversy in a game against the Thunder on 25 February 2018, when he fell on the knee of Russell Westbrook after a game.

CAPTION: Zaza in the court SOURCE: si.com

In an interview after the game, Westbrook stated that he believed that the fall of Pachulia was intentional in order to injure his knee. Teammate Kevin Durant later defended Pachulia saying that in the incident he had got his feet tangled with Nick Young, but Pachulia was criticized by many players, coaches and experts like Paul George, Kyrie Irving, Gregg Popovich. He signed with the Detroit Pistons On July 15, 2018.

Besides, Zaza has played for other teams like Ulkerspor, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Atlanta Hawks, Galatasaray, Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors.

Facts and stats of Zaza Pachulia

  • Nationality: Georgian
  • Height:6 feet 11 inch
  • Weight:122 kg(270 lbs)
  • Age: 34 years
  • Favorite meal: Steak and Pasta
  • Favorite music: Hip-Hop
  • Wife: Tika Pachulia

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