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Pau Gasol | Center/Forward | #16

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (37) / 7/6/1980
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (3) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Pau Gasol played 16 minutes vs. the Warriors on Monday with four points and four rebounds.
He was 1-of-8 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line, and this was probably the final straw for his fantasy owners. Apart from his solid game vs. the Wolves on Saturday, Gasol has now played 16 or fewer minutes in four out of his last five games. Mar 20 - 12:51 AM

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Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol ended up with 12 points, eight assists and seven rebounds over 24 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 117-101 win against Minnesota.

Gasol was a very efficient 6-of-10 from the field, and he added a steal and a blocked shot while finishing with a game-best plus-23 rating. It was just his third time hitting double digits in points in seven outings in the month of March, as he sorta limps to the finish line. He continues to give fantasy owners a decent amount of boards and blocked shots, but his days as a big-time scorer are in the rear-view mirror.
Mar 18 - 1:43 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol was invisible in 10 minutes off the bench on Thursday, posting eight points with five rebounds and one block.

Gasol's current stint as a reserve has been an unmitigated disaster for fantasy owners, with three-game averages of 7.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in just 13.2 minutes. Playing time is the glaring issue here and it doesn't help that the Spurs have won two straight with LaMarcus Aldridge playing center in a small-ball starting unit. Most owners should try to remain patient -- but if you're in a fantasy-playoff situation, this isn't the time to wait and hope Pau bounces back.
Mar 15 - 11:52 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol played just 15 minutes and hit 1-of-5 shots for four points, four rebounds and one assist in Monday's blowout 109-93 loss to the Rockets.

Yuck. Gasol has scored a grand total of 14 points in his last three games and had a DNP last Thursday. He's been a fantasy disaster for the last four games for the Spurs, but if they're going to make the playoffs, he's going to have to step up the rest of the way. If the playoffs started tomorrow, the Spurs would be out, so don't be surprised if Gasol plays heavy minutes and starts producing again immediately. Having said that, he's still not the most trustworthy guy, especially playing for Gregg Popovich and dealing with a sore shoulder. But the bottom line is that they need Gasol to start going off if they're going to make the playoffs.
Mar 12 - 11:16 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol (shoulder) made the start Saturday in Oklahoma City and he was able to score eight points in 25 minutes.

Gasol hit 3-of-8 from the field, including 2-of-4 from behind the 3-point line, while adding seven rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot. He made it through the game without any apparent setbacks, but he was a dismal minus-11 and didn't shoot very well. The Spurs are back at it again Monday in Houston to start a four-game work week.
Mar 10 - 11:14 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol (shoulder) is starting on Saturday night against the Thunder.

That's a great sign after missing a game due to an injury on Tuesday. Gasol starting lineup hurts Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne the most. The Spanish big man may have a minutes limit here, so he may not have much fantasy value just yet.
Mar 10 - 8:04 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol (shoulder) is available to play against the Thunder on Saturday.

We'll find out if he's starting shortly, but he may come off the bench. Gasol's shoulder was called "bad" by Tony Parker this week, so he may still be limited. This means Joffrey Lauvergne is probably out of the rotation.
Mar 10 - 7:11 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol (shoulder) is questionable against the Thunder on Saturday.

This is good news for the Spurs after Gasol missed Thursday and Tony Parker mentioned Gasol's shoulder wasn't in the best shape. If he's back, that will probably take Joffrey Lauvergne out of the rotation, but it shouldn't affect Kyle Anderson, Davis Bertans and Rudy Gay too much.
Mar 9 - 2:56 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol (shoulder) will not play against the Warriors on Thursday.

Tony Parker dropped a hint that Gasol's shoulder injury was "bad" and Gasol did not practice on Wednesday. With Gasol out, it'll likely be Joffrey Lauvergne and Davis Bertans picking up a few extra minutes. Considering the Spurs stance on injuries, it's possible Gasol misses more time, so he's a drop candidate in fantasy leagues.
Mar 7 - 3:55 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday.

Tony Parker said that Gasol suffered a "bad" shoulder injury during Monday's win over the Grizzlies, and with him sitting out Wednesday's practice, it seems unlikely that he'll be able to play on Thursday in Oakland. If he sits, Joffrey Lauvernge and Davis Bertans will split the majority of his minutes.
Mar 7 - 12:27 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol injured his shoulder on Monday vs. the Grizzlies, putting his status for Thursday's game vs. the Warriors in doubt.

"He told me it was bad," Tony Parker said. "So we will see, but I'm pretty sure he's not going to play against Golden State." Hopefully the injury isn't as bad as Parker is suggesting, but expect the Spurs to run some tests on him Tuesday or Wednesday. The last thing the Spurs need is another injury, but look for several guys to step up if Gasol misses time such as Joffrey Lauvergne, Davis Bertans and maybe even Rudy Gay with the Spurs having to go smaller. To be clear, there are likely better options on your wire in a standard league.
Mar 5 - 11:56 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol (knee) returned to the lineup on Saturday against the Lakers, finishing with a team-high 19 points across 33 minutes.

Gasol added 10 rebounds, eight assists and three blocked shots while hitting 8-of-17 shots from the field. About the only thing that went wrong was Pau was 0-of-3 from behind the 3-point line and he added 3-of-6 from the free-throw line. He flirted with a triple-double against his former team, and he played without any limits or restrictions.
Mar 4 - 12:18 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol (knee) is starting on Saturday night against the Lakers.

He's been expected to play all day and he should be at least close to his normal workload. Joffrey Lauvergne will be backing up Gasol, but Gasol should be busy in his playing time with LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) out.
Mar 3 - 9:04 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol provided details on his left knee injury, indicating that it was more than a simple bone bruise.

Gasol explained how he initially sustained the injury as follows: "My leg fell straight backward, hyperextending my knee, bone bruise, inflammation, edema, some fluid in the knee, the joint, and you go from there. But no structural damage, which is what you want," he said. Although Gasol admitted to being a "little sore," it doesn't sound like he's overly concerned about the knee moving forward. Still, it's nice to have some clarity on the injury rather than a vague diagnosis. As a reminder, Gasol is probable for Saturday's game vs. the Lakers.
Mar 3 - 12:46 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol (left knee bone bruise) is probable for Saturday's matchup vs. the Lakers.

Revenge game alert? LaMarcus Aldridge (right ankle sprain) is out, so Gasol should have an opportunity vs. his former team. That being said, Gregg Popovich may not opt to play his veteran big man big minutes after spending about a week on the sidelines and the Lakers like a fast-paced game that does not suit Gasol well at this stage of his career. Construct your DFS lineup accordingly.
Mar 3 - 12:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Dejounte Murray
2Tony Parker
3Patty Mills
4Derrick White
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Brandon Paul
4Bryn Forbes
5Darrun Hilliard
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Rudy Gay
3Davis Bertans
4Matt Costello
C1Pau Gasol
2Joffrey Lauvergne