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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
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Pau Gasol said he isn't considering retirement and plans to play "at least" three or four more years.
Speaking with reporters after the Spurs were eliminated on Tuesday night, Gasol made it clear he believes he has plenty left in the tank. He will turn 38 in July but still has two years and $32 million left on his current contract. The Spurs limited him to just 23.5 minutes per game this season and he averaged 10.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. Apr 25 - 9:32 AM

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Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol logged just 11 minutes off the bench during Sunday's easy win over Houston, finishing with two points, eight rebounds, one block and one turnover.

Gasol had a tough time finding minutes against the small-ball Rockets, but he could find himself back in the starting five on Tuesday for a matchup against DeAndre Jordan of the Clippers. Still, Gasol’s minutes are far too inconsistent to bother with him in most leagues.
Apr 1 - 6:37 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Rockets.

The Spurs will go small against Houston, bringing Danny Green back into the starting five and opening with a Kyle Anderson-LaMarcus Aldridge frontcourt. Gasol's numbers take a bit of a hit when he runs with the second unit, and he might not see a ton of run today against the small-ball Rockets, so he's not the most attractive target on a busy Sunday.
Apr 1 - 3:12 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol will play through his shoulder injury for the remainder of the season.

He said the sprained AC joint in his right shoulder is "going to nag" going forward, but the Spurs don't really have the luxury of resting him as they jostle for playoff seeding. This probably explains why his workload has been so low, though -- he's only played 24+ minutes in three out of his last 10 games.
Apr 1 - 11:28 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol hauled in 12 rebounds during Thursday's 103-99 win over the Thunder, adding six points, three steals and one block through 25 minutes as a starter.

Gasol got the start tonight, in what may have been a matchup-based move with Steven Adams on the other end of the floor, but there are no guarantees he’ll remain in the starting five for Sunday’s game against the Rockets. Gasol’s minutes are far too inconsistent to trust him in most settings.
Mar 29 - 11:14 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol started the second half for LaMarcus Aldridge (knee) on Tuesday, but played just 18 minutes and finished with 10 points, six rebounds and one assist in a 116-106 loss to the Wizards.

Gregg Popovich is like the honey badger, in that he just don't care. On a night when LaMarcus Aldridge left early with a knee contusion and in the midst of a playoff race, Pop played 13 guys, and none of them saw more than 26 minutes (Patty Mills) and none of them saw fewer than 11 minutes (Manu Ginobili). Gasol might see a boost if Aldridge is going to miss time, but Pop will probably just continue to spread the minutes around and make most of the team useless in fantasy. The Spurs are still 2.5 games in front of the Nuggets to stay in the playoffs.
Mar 27 - 9:42 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

Pau Gasol posted a 22-point, 13-board double-double in Sunday's loss to the Bucks, adding two assists and two turnovers in 24 minutes off the bench.

Gasol had a slow start to the game, recording just two points through the first half of action, but he caught fire during the third quarter, scoring 13 of his 22 points while rocking a 54.1 usage rate. Gasol had a clutch putback bucket with 30 seconds left to bring the Spurs within three, but they biffed their final possession with Dejounte Murray settling for a tightly contested 3-pointer, and ended up losing the game.
Mar 25 - 6:47 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Spurs

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
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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