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Pau Gasol | Center/Forward | #16

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/6/1980
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (3) / ATL
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In an interview with Spanish newspaper Marca, Pau Gasol said that the Spurs would be an "interesting option" in free agency this summer.
"There’s talk about passing of the torch with San Antonio and a hypothetical passing of the torch with [Tim] Duncan," Gasol said. "For starters, nobody knows if Tim is retiring and he’s somebody whom I have maximum respect for. In closing, I have to admit the Spurs would be an interesting option for me." The Bulls took a massive risk by not dealing Gasol at the trade deadline, and there's a good chance that he leaves Chicago this summer in the pursuit of another ring. To be clear, a move to San Antonio wouldn't be great for his fantasy value. Apr 29 - 12:11 PM
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Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Marc Gasol said his advice for Pau Gasol would be for him to go to San Antonio at this stage of his career.

Interesting. The Bulls are looking less likely to re-sign Pau and could see some changes. If Gasol does go to the Spurs, they would be loaded up front, assuming Tim Duncan hangs around. Gasol would lose fantasy value with a change.
Apr 25 - 2:29 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (right knee) is done for the regular season.

He'll have another MRI on his troublesome knee, which has been swelling up after games, and it's possible a surgical procedure could be on the table dependent upon what the examination shows. With Gasol done and Taj Gibson (ribs) out for the season, Cristiano Felicio—who exploded for 16 points, five boards and two blocks on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting on Saturday while closing out a win over Cleveland—will get an extended opportunity to show what he can contribute in plus matchups vs. New Orleans and Philadelphia. Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic should get some more run, as well. Obviously, Gasol can be dropped everywhere.
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol is expected to explore free agency this offseason, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

The Bulls and Gasol had both publicly stated a previous commitment to each other, but as the season has progressed each party has cooled on the idea of a potential return. According to Johnson, Chicago's new free-agent focus is to re-sign Joakim Noah (shoulder), and it sounds like there is more than a decent chance Gasol—who revitalized his career with the Bulls—winds up moving on.
Apr 11 - 9:50 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol said that the Bulls didn't play with a "sense of urgency" this season.

Gasol has been pretty critical of the Bulls recently, and it sounds like the chances of him re-signing with Chicago this summer are very slim. In fact, recent reports have indicated that the Bulls have shifted their focus towards re-signing Joakim Noah instead. The Bulls will be eliminated from playoff contention if the Pacers beat the Nets on Sunday, so Gasol may not play again this season if Indiana wins like they're supposed to. It's going to be an interesting summer for the Bulls.
Apr 10 - 10:05 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol double-doubled vs. the Cavaliers on Saturday, scoring 11 points with 12 boards, one assist, one steal and one block in 25 minutes.

Cristiano Felicio outplayed him off the bench, so Gasol didn't play much down the stretch. The Bulls must win their last two games of the season and will need the Pacers to lose all three of their remaining games for Chicago to reach the postseason, so it's possible that Gasol played his last game as a Bull tonight if the Pacers beat the Nets on Sunday. Gasol isn't sure what he will do in free agency this summer, but recent reports have indicated that the Bulls have shifted their focus towards re-siging Joakim Noah instead of Gasol.
Apr 9 - 11:34 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol said he has not decided if he will stay with the Bulls when he hits free agency this summer.

"Nothing is set right now," Gasol said after Thursday's loss. "Definitely, I will evaluate what I need to when the time comes. But the way the team has responded to adversity and the way we finished up the season has not been so far great, and it's been disappointing. So at the end of the day, when the time comes, I will evaluate things." The Bulls took a risk by keeping Gasol through the trade deadline, and now they could lose him for nothing in free agency.
Apr 8 - 9:13 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol racked up 16 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, one steal and two blocks in 34 minutes vs. the Bucks, hitting 7-of-11 shots including a 3-pointer.

Pau was just 39.1 percent from the field in his previous four games, so the efficiency tonight was a welcome sight. Any restrictions following his recent knee injury appear to have been lifted, as he played 34 minutes in back-to-back games this weekend, and he's poised for a big three-game week as Chicago tries to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Apr 3 - 9:45 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol scored 16 points with 14 rebounds, three assists, four blocks and two 3-pointers in 34 minutes against the Pistons on Saturday.

The Bulls continue to play him big minutes and that won't change while they're in the hunt. The Bulls are now 2.0 games behind the Pacers with just six games left to play for each team. Gasol should still be good to go for the next week.
Apr 2 - 10:50 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol will be "open-minded" to offers from rival teams during free agency this summer.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the Bulls are softening their stance on GM Gar Forman's comments that Gasol "is part of the core," so it sounds like it's a legitimate possibility that he could leave this summer. Gasol has been banged up for a while now and his knee is a concern, but he's going to keep playing with the Bulls just one game behind the Pacers for the eighth seed in the East.
Apr 1 - 9:50 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol hit just 4-of-13 shots but still finished Tuesday's crucial win with 10 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and four blocks.

He also had seven turnovers, so owners will have to take the good with the bad tonight. Taj Gibson left with a rib injury, so Gasol could be even busier in his next one. With the Bulls playing for their playoff lives, Gasol is due for a monster game or two in the very near future.
Mar 30 - 2:27 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol played 34 minutes against the Hawks on Monday with 19 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and one steal.

His minutes limit might be done as the Bulls try to fight for their playoff lives. Gasol's 35-year-old knees probably don't feel great right now, so he could be shut down once the Bulls fall out of it. The Bulls are 2.5 games behind the Pistons for the eighth seed.
Mar 28 - 11:01 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (knee, ankle) is expected to play Monday vs. the Hawks.

Gasol is now dealing with a sprained ankle in addition to having swelling in his knee, but he went through a full practice on Sunday, so he should be good to go for Monday's game. His minutes will likely be confined the mid-20s, which limits his appeal in DFS.
Mar 27 - 2:12 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol said that his knee still flares up on him after games.

"After our games, the knee will react and need a little time to settle back to where it needs to be to go at it again," Gasol said. "We'll manage it the best we can." Coach Fred Hoiberg also admitted that he needs to limit Gasol's workload moving forward. "We'll continue to be careful with him because it has flared up on him and may continue to do that," Hoiberg said. "That's one of the risks with what he has going on." The Bulls play five games next week, but their playoff hopes are fading and his minutes should remain in the 20s if the Bulls are careful.
Mar 27 - 10:08 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (knee) played 22 minutes against the Magic on Saturday with seven points, five rebounds, eight assists and one block.

He had a 24-minute cap and the Bulls could have played him less than this. It was arguably their worst game of the season in a game they had to have. The good news for Gasol's fantasy owners is he has five games this week, but the bad news is the Bulls falling out of it would likely result in a shutdown. Still, it shouldn't happen this week, especially with the Pistons losing tonight. Although, his owners will want to make sure he's good to go on Monday.
Mar 26 - 9:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Aaron Brooks
SG1Jimmy Butler
2E'Twaun Moore
3Justin Holiday
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
3Tony Snell
PF1Taj Gibson
2Nikola Mirotic
3Bobby Portis
4Cristiano Felicio
C1Pau Gasol
2Joakim Noah
3Cameron Bairstow