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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
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Pau Gasol scored 13 points with 10 rebounds, three assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.
He got a standing ovation from the Chicago crowd in his first game back. The Spurs also lost their first game on the road this season and had a four-game winning streak get snapped. As for Gasol, he'll get some time off with only one game until Wednesday with the Nets coming to San Antonio on Saturday. Dec 9 - 1:16 AM

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Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol played 26 minutes and had 11 points, seven rebounds, two 3-pointers, zero steals and zero blocks in Tuesday's win over the Wolves.

Gasol has played pretty well in his last three games, averaging 15 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.8 3-pointers, but a day off is probably coming in his near future. If you can trade Gasol based on his name value and get something decent in return, we wouldn't blame you.
Dec 6 - 11:54 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol returned from a day of rest in a 107-105 win vs. the Wizards on Friday and scored 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting with 10 rebounds, two assists, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

It looks like the maintenance day worked, as Gasol averaged 7.6 points per game in his last three appearances. His days as an elite fantasy asset likely ended the moment he signed in San Antonio, but he's still capable of returning mid-round value.
Dec 3 - 1:31 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol (rest) and Manu Ginobili (rest) will not play against the Mavs on Wednesday.

It's a road game on the second half of a back-to-back set, so this isn't a surprise. The Spurs will start Dewayne Dedmon tonight, with more minutes also available for Davis Bertans and David Lee. Expect Gasol to get plenty of rest going forward.
Nov 30 - 7:15 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol scored six points on 2-of-6 shooting vs. the Magic on Tuesday, adding six rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes.

Yikes. Gasol has been held to single-digit points in four straight games and he recently admitted that he's having a hard time adjusting to his role on offense with his new team. The fact that he only played 23 minutes may bode well for his status to play on Wednesday for the second night of a back-to-back set against Dallas, but his owners should check the injury report to be safe.
Nov 30 - 12:03 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol said that he's having a hard time adjusting to a smaller role on the offensive end.

"It’s hard for me, because of my nature and the player I’ve been for so long," Gasol said. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he doesn’t rely on Gasol for his scoring, adding that he's "not really too concerned with who scores and who doesn’t." Gasol is averaging 11.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.2 turnovers in 25.8 minutes per game this season, but hopefully the light workload means he won't have too many maintenance days down the stretch.
Nov 27 - 11:17 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol scored eight points with 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal in 29 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday.

His 17 minutes on Friday may have been by design on the front end of the back-to-back set. Gasol's scoring numbers are still floundering in his last three with just 5.4 per game in that span. He's going to have a tough time posting top-75 value on the year, especially if the Spurs rest him later in the season.
Nov 26 - 9:57 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol scored 24 points with nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and no turnovers against the Kings on Wednesday.

He's finally been able to string some games together since his 13-minute dud back on Nov. 9. In his last four, Gasol averaged 18.0 points, 8.3 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.7 blocks and 0.5 steals. Considering how he was only used situationally earlier in the year, it might not be a bad idea to sell Gasol now that he's put some games together. Although, the Spurs don't have a back-to-back until after Thanksgiving.
Nov 17 - 1:21 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol hit 6-of-15 shots for 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 31 minutes of Monday's win over the Heat.

After a disturbing start to the season, Gasol appears to be back. He's averaging 30-plus minutes and 16 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.7 blocks over his last three games. The only problem is that you have to think Gregg Popovich is thinking about giving him a night off soon. But given his strong play of late, hopefully you didn't drop him during the dark days.
Nov 15 - 12:13 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol had 15 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two blocks on 5-of-10 shooting in 32 minutes in Saturday's 106-100 win over the Rockets.

Pau had been awful, and nearly cuttable, in most leagues coming into the weekend, but has bounced back. After a two-point game and 13 minutes on Wednesday, PG has bounced back to play 34 minutes and average 18 points, 8.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.0 blocks over his last two games. All that means is that Gregg Popovich is about ready to give him a day off, so tread carefully with the old man. But there's no denying that he's playing well right now. We just have some trust issues.
Nov 13 - 1:32 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol dropped 21 points with nine rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one triple in a 96-86 win over the Pistons on Friday.

It's been a rough start to the season for Gasol, but he finally got it going tonight and played a season-high 36 minutes, shooting 10-of-16 from the field. He was averaging 21.9 minutes per game with 8.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 blocks in his previous eight games, so this might give his owners a chance to sell. This was the front end of a back-to-back set and Gasol is no spring chicken at the age of 36, so it's possible he's rested on Saturday vs. the Rockets.
Nov 12 - 12:05 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol played just 13 minutes vs. the Rockets on Wednesday, finishing with two points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal.

We knew the Spurs would play it safe with their 36-year-old offseason pickup, but he's averaging a pitiful 9.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.3 blocks in 23.1 minutes per game -- career-lows in every single category. If you trade him now you'll get pennies on the dollar, but it's increasingly hard to make the case for his role improving in a Spurs uniform. As a footnote, Gasol passed Shawn Marion on the rebounding list tonight, moving to No. 36 in NBA history with 10,102 rebounds.
Nov 10 - 12:29 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol understands that he's not going to be as heavily involved in the Spurs' offense as he has with past teams, so he just wants to focus on the defensive end.

"I have to be better defensively to give the first unit a little more strength defensively, since I’m not going to be carrying as much load offensively as I’m used to," Gasol said. Last year in Chicago, Gasol was operating with a usage rate of 24.6, but that number has plummeted to just 16.9 this season while he's shared the floor with Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge, a similar number to the usage rate that Tim Duncan put up during his final year in San Antonio (17.6). It's going to be tough for Gasol to meet his draft day ADP of 51.0 operating as the third-option with the Spurs.
Source: USA Today
Nov 2 - 9:21 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol hit 4-of-8 shots for eight points, eight rebounds and three blocks in Tuesday's first loss, coming at home to the Jazz.

Gasol gave owners some hope with 20 points, 11 boards and two blocks on Sunday, but was back to his new/old ways with the Spurs. Gasol has scored nine or fewer points in four of his five this season and it could be a long year for his fantasy owners, as Gregg Popovich only cares about having him healthy for the playoffs. But at least he blocked three shots.
Nov 1 - 11:56 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol had his best game as a member of the Spurs on Sunday, scoring 20 points on 9-of-18 shooting with 11 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers.

Gasol came in averaging 8.0 points in 21.5 minutes per game -- he played 31 minutes tonight, and it's a very encouraging sight for exasperated fantasy owners. It must be noted that LaMarcus Aldridge was resting tonight, but there's no reason Pau and LA can't both succeed in the same frontcourt. The biggest danger to his fantasy value is random DNP-CDs and the likelihood of reduced playing time.
Oct 30 - 9:08 PM