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Pau Gasol | Center/Forward | #16

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (36) / 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 is expected to have a leading role with the Spurs.
Gasol, who declined the opportunity to join the Spurs during the 2014 offseason, is ready to start his San Antonio tenure in grand fashion. "[Gregg] Popovich has told me that I will contribute a lot and along with LaMarcus Aldridge, without Tim Duncan any more, I will be one of the leaders of the team in the front line." Assuming his health holds up—which is no sure thing—Gasol should again return solid fantasy value. Just keep in mind that he'll have his minutes managed and will be subjected to the random DNP-Old under his new head coach. Sep 10 - 4:04 PM

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Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol acknowledged that after signing a two-year deal with the Spurs this offseason, it's unlikely that he'll finish his professional basketball career playing for FC Barcelona of Spain.

"While still playing in the NBA, my chances of returning to FC Barcelona are reduced," said Gasol. "It’s a nice idea, but becoming less and less possible. My hope of playing for the national team remains the same, evaluating it year by year and analyzing how my body adapts to the workload." Gasol will be 38 years old when his contract expires with the Spurs, so it would be surprising if he had much left to give at that point. His fantasy value in San Antonio will take a hit, given Gregg Popovich's propensity to dish out random rest days to his veterans.
Source: Marca
Sep 7 - 10:29 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol scored 31 points to lead Spain past Australia for the Bronze medal on Sunday.

Gasol was excellent, hitting 12-of-15 shots from the field with 11 rebounds, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes. He was also a bit fortunate because Andrew Bogut fouled out in the third, but it was still an epic performance. Gasol is uncertain about his future with international play, but keep in mind that he would be 40 years old in the next Olympic games.
Aug 21 - 12:29 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol is uncertain about his future in international competition.

"I would be 40 years old in the next Olympic Games and I’ve been already many games for many years," Gasol said. "During next season I’ll assess how I feel and if I will play with the national team or not. Things can change pretty quick." It wouldn't be surprising if Gasol is done with international play, but nothing is set in stone just yet. As an aside, Gasol said that his calf was not 100 percent vs. Team USA, but it's not expected to be an injury that lingers into training camp.
Aug 20 - 2:32 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol's calf injury didn't slow him down during the semifinals, as he scored a game-high 23 points on 9-of-19 shooting with two 3-pointers, eight boards, two assists, one steal and one block in under 29 minutes.

Gasol scored 12 points in the first quarter alone, yet his team trailed by nine points against an aggressive and in-rhythm U.S. squad. Spain was exploited on the glass, losing the rebound battle 53-41 while giving up 21 offensive boards, and at times it looked like Pau was on an island in the paint. The loss sends them to a bronze-medal showdown vs. either Australia or Serbia.
Aug 19 - 4:32 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol (calf) has been cleared to play against the USA on Friday.

Head games? Spain made it seem like Gasol had no hope of playing on Friday, but it's great to hear that both teams will be at full strength in what should be a thrilling game. On a side note, Gregg Popovich probably just added another maintenance day to Gasol's itinerary for the upcoming season.
Aug 19 - 12:18 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol may not play against Team USA in the semi-finals of the Olympics due to a strained calf.

Spain's coach Sergio Scariolo said Gasol's status is in jeopardy for Friday's game. "Pau Gasol is not OK, I can’t say if he’s going to play against USA," Scariolo said. We'll keep a close eye on Gasol, but he appears to be headed for a game-time decision.
Aug 18 - 12:55 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol scored 19 points during a 92-73 win over Argentina on Monday, adding 13 rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 28 minutes.

After Spain looked like they left their basketball skills at the airport last week, they have advanced to the quarterfinals. Their seed is going to be set regardless of the final game in the qualifying round, which means they'll play France in the quarters for a must-see game. Gasol has been on the perimeter more often than usual, but he lived inside today. Spain looks dangerous and could make a run at a medal.
Aug 15 - 7:52 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol took over during a 109-59 blowout of Lithuania on Saturday, scoring 23 points with five rebounds, five assists, two steals, two blocks and five 3-pointers.

Five 3-pointers? Say what? Gasol had a 105.6 effective field goal percentage during this game thanks to his Dirk Nowitzki-like range. As for the team, the Spanish have looked like a shell of themselves for the first three games, so this was a massive win for them. Assuming Croatia handles their business against Nigeria, the Spanish figure to have a must-win game against Argentina on Monday to advance.
Aug 13 - 7:53 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol scored a team-high 16 points during a surprisingly close 96-87 win over Nigeria on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two turnovers in 23 minutes.

This game should not have been this close. Nigeria even had a lead towards the end of the third quarter during this one, but the Spanish started hot in the fourth to give them a cushion. Overall, the Spanish have been hands down the most disappointing team in Rio. They'll need to play better against Lithuania on Saturday and Argentina on Monday -- they might need to win them both, too. Their loss to Brazil could be costly.
Aug 11 - 8:01 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol scored a game-high 13 points during Spain's 66-65 loss to Brazil on Tuesday, adding 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal, four blocks and three turnovers in 32 minutes.

Gasol bricked two free throws during the closing seconds of the fourth quarter, and it’s fair to argue that those missed opportunities cost Spain the game. Nikola Mirotic also failed to boxout his man during Brazil's final possession, which allowed the Brazilians to make a tip-in basket that sealed the deal for Team Brazil. Mirotic ended his night with six points, eight boards, two assists and a block. Spain is now 0-2 in group play, so they'll now need to win their next three games to have a chance to advance in the Olympic tournament.
Aug 9 - 3:33 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol scored a game-high 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds on Sunday, but it wasn't enough to avoid a disappointing loss to Croatia.

In the process, Gasol passed Sergey Belov to become the fourth-leading scorer in NBA history. That's cold comfort for the Spanish team, however, which could have used Marc Gasol's interior presence -- they were outrebounded, 30-23, and attempted more 3-pointers than shots inside the arc. Spain will look to bounce back vs. Brazil on Tuesday.
Aug 7 - 8:25 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol said while training with the Spanish national team that he's "not at 100 percent" physically.

To be clear, Gasol isn't injured -- he's just not in ideal shape. "I hope ... to continue to improve and be ready for the [Olympic] Games," Gasol said. "My challenge is to help the team win and finish as high as possible." The Spurs would likely prefer that their 36-year-old center rest this summer, though to his credit he's missed a modest 14 games over the past two seasons combined.
Jul 27 - 9:15 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol has officially signed with the San Antonio Spurs.

Gasol made his two-year, $30 million deal official on Thursday and will join LaMarcus Aldridge in a formidable frontcourt for the Spurs. While the 36-year-old will still see decent minutes for the Spurs, fantasy owners should expect his stats to take a minor dip as head coach Gregg Popovich is likely to manage Gasol's minutes.
Jul 14 - 11:38 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Unrestricted free agent Pau Gasol is finalzing a two-year, $30 million deal with the Spurs.

It's a player option on the second season for the future Hall of Fame big man. With Tim Duncan possibly retiring, Gasol could be looking at decent minutes as a starter. Gasol has been fairly durable in the last two seasons, missing just 14 games. He will turn 36 years old on Wednesday, so we can fully expect coach Gregg Popovich to manage his minutes.
Jul 4 - 2:39 PM

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