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Pau Gasol | Center/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/6/1980
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: None
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Pau Gasol returned to action on Thursday during a loss to the Cavs, finishing with eight points, five rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.
He looked a little slow out there and the Bulls deep group of big men couldn't hang with Tristan Thompson and Timofey Mozgov. Gasol and the Bulls should have a similar roster heading into next season and Gasol will look to repeat with his first-round fantasy value. He'll be 35 this summer, so it's going to be tough to double down on him next season. May 14 - 10:38 PM

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Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (hamstring) will start against the Cavs on Thursday night.

According to coach Tom Thibodeau, Gasol's mobility seemed fine at shootaround and he was a full participant. He is less than 100 percent and 30 minutes seems like a fair over/under for tonight.
May 14 - 7:36 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (hamstring) will play in Game 6 against the Cavaliers on Thursday, as per Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau.

This is great news for the Bulls as they head into an elimination game on Thursday. Gasol's minutes and range will likely be limited, so fantasy owners will want to take that into account before rostering him on Thursday. With Gasol's return, Joakim Noah, Nikola Mirotic, and Taj Gibson will all see a dip in playing time in Game 6.
May 14 - 12:50 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (hamstring) said he plans to play in Game 6 against the Cavaliers on Thursday.

Gasol did some running and was seen taking free throws and jumpers, but said he has not attempted to jump. ''I'll be out there,'' Gasol said before being asked at what percentage. ''I don't know, but whatever percentage I will be, that's what I'll give." The Bulls will need everything they can get from Gasol as they face a win-or-go-home situation, but we'll keep his status updated as more information becomes available leading up to tip off.
May 14 - 10:28 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (hamstring) is probable to play against the Cavs on Thursday.

This coincides with Pau saying he is going to try to play. Gasol did add he is likely going to have a minutes limit, so we're not expecting him to play more than 30 minutes. His minutes will come from Nikola Mirotic, Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson.
May 13 - 5:30 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (hamstring) said it might not be wise to play his normal minutes upon his return to the lineup, but he said he will try to play in Game 6 on Thursday.

In other words, don't expect Gasol to get more than 30 minutes on Thursday. He might even see less playing time than that, too. While Gasol sounds like he'll go, Taj Gibson is likely to get more playing time while Nikola Mirotic may have also lost some playing time because his poor offensive play. Gasol is going to be a game-time decision to play at all.
May 13 - 3:58 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (hamstring) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

He went through the entire walkthrough in practice on Wednesday, which is a lot more that he's been doing. The Bulls may have been fine without Pau, but Nikola Mirotic just can't get it going and Derrick Rose hasn't been able to score efficiently. Tomorrow's shootaround is unlikely to give us much more of an update and we probably won't have another noteworthy update until Thursday night. Of course, if he can't go through shootaround on Thursday because of soreness from today, that would be a bad sign.
May 13 - 3:05 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol is hopeful he'll be able to play in Game 6 against the Cavs on Thursday.

"If I’m able to run and able to play at a certain percentage above 50 percent, I’ll try to give it a go," said Gasol. "There’s still some steps that I need to get done in the next 48 hours in order to be able to play an NBA game." The Bulls will rely upon Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, and Nikola Mirotic to fill the void in Pau's absence for Game 5 tonight, and we'll continue to monitor his status very closely heading into Game 6 on Thursday. Expect another update following Thursday morning's shootaround.
May 12 - 6:32 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (hamstring) has been ruled out for Game 5 against the Cavs on Tuesday.

Bulls' head coach Tom Thibodeau said that Gasol has improved a little bit, but Gasol said he still hasn't been able to run at full speed, and he wasn’t sure about is availability for Game 6 on Thursday. Gasol did add that this injury isn't as serious as his previous two hamstring injuries, so for now, we'll be considering him questionable for Game 6. Thibs gave heavy minutes to Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson during Game 4 sans Pau, and it should be more of the same tonight. Nikola Mirotic should play around 20 minutes off the bench.
May 12 - 5:37 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Bulls' beat reporter K.C. Johnson is speculating that with how little Pau Gasol (hamstring) did during Tuesday morning's shootaround, he'd be surprised if Gasol is able to give it a go for Game 5 in Cleveland.

Gasol remains a game-time decision, but K.C. is a very reputable reporter, so it sounds like Gasol may indeed spend Game 5 in business attire. With Gasol unavailable, Chicago would again be forced to give heavy minutes to Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson (leg), with Nikola Mirotic playing extended minutes off the bench. Stay tuned.
May 12 - 3:36 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Game 5 against the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said Gasol was feeling a little better on Tuesday morning and will have to go through shootaround and warm up without incident in order to play. We'll keep a close eye on Gasol's status, but Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah, and Nikola Mirotic would again see a bump in minutes if Gasol is unable to suit up.
May 12 - 9:46 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (hamstring) is not expected to play on Tuesday for Game 5 in Cleveland.

The story remains the same even though coach Tom Thibodeau said Gasol is feeling "a little better." The Bulls missed Gasol more than expected and made just 36.0 percent from the field in Game 4, so they will need to be better in that regard. Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah will likely start while Nikola Mirotic will need to be better than his 1-of-9 from the field from Sunday.
Source: ESPN.com
May 11 - 7:55 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (hamstring) did not practice on Monday.

He is listed as questionable for Game 5 on Tuesday. Gasol doesn't appear to be close to giving it a go as of right now, but that could change in Tuesday's shootaround. The Bulls gave their starters a boatload of minutes on Sunday because Nikola Mirotic was off, but that might change a bit in Game 5. Expect Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah to start on Tuesday.
May 11 - 2:16 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (hamstring), who did not play in Sunday's Game 4 loss, is questionable for Tuesday's Game 5 vs. the Cavs.

Gasol didn't even try to warm up before Game 4 because he was so sore, and that's not a good thing with a quick turnaround before a pivotal Game 5. Had the Bulls been able to take a 3-1 series lead, we almost surely would have seen Gasol sit out Game 5. Now with the series on the line, the Bulls may try and expedite Gasol's return. If he can't go, Nikola Mirotic would get a much larger role with Taj Gibson (knee) also injured.
May 11 - 8:47 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (hamstring) will not play in Game 4 vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday.

Gasol is reportedly still sore and head coach Tom Thibodeau said that he is still simply day-to-day. We will go ahead and consider Gasol questionable for Game 5, but a couple days of rest should do wonders for his hamstring. Thibodeau wouldn't say who would draw the start on Sunday, but Taj Gibson is the obvious candidate to fill the void. Nikola Mitotic should also see a significant boost in playing time, and the good news for the Bulls is that their frontcourt depth is phenomenal.
May 10 - 1:47 PM