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Pau Gasol | Center/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/6/1980
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 275
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Pau Gasol's World Cup run ended with a 17 point, eight rebound effort in Spain's 65-52 loss to France.
Gasol made 7-of-12 field goal attempts, notching 17 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal, and three blocks. He has been one of the MVP's of the tournament so far, but could not get Spain to the medal round. It's a disappointing end for Gasol, but he reminded the basketball world he still has plenty of skill and talent left heading into his 14th NBA season. Sep 10 - 5:53 PM

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Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol continued his MVP-like run at the FIBA World Cup during Spain's 89-56 victory over Senegal on Saturday, scoring 17 points with five boards, one assist and three blocks on 8-of-10 from the field.

He made all eight shot attempts from inside the arc and absolutely had his way in the paint. Spain has looked fantastic the entire tournament and they'll get to face France in the quarterfinals. They already beat France 88-64 in group play on Sept. 3, so this could get ugly again. As for Pau, the Bulls have to be pleased with his performance. He's a bit of a forgotten man in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts and could be a steal.
Sep 6 - 6:01 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol scored a game-high 20 points in Spain's 89-73 win over Serbia.

He also added four rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block. Pau continues to dominate in the World Cup this summer and is proving that at age 34, he is still one of the most skilled centers in the entire world. The Chicago Bulls are hoping Gasol can carry over his excellent World Cup play to the NBA this October.
Sep 4 - 5:58 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol put on a show during Spain's trouncing of Brazil, going for 26 points, nine rebounds, three blocks, three 3-pointers, and two assists.

Pau was also remarkably efficient, shooting 11-of-15 from the field, as Spain manhandled Brazil leading to an 82-63 victory. Health will be a concern for Gasol as well as the logjam of big men in Chicago, but he'll be well worth a look starting in the second half of fantasy drafts.
Sep 1 - 6:06 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bulls have not guaranteed Pau Gasol that he'll be a starter this season.

Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson were Tom Thibodeau's preferred frontcourt pair in fourth quarters last season, and it's conceivable that Gasol will anchor the Bulls' bench as a sixth man. This report came in the context of Chicago's ongoing pursuit of Kevin Love, so fantasy owners shouldn't overreact -- we'll keep a close eye on the Bulls' rotations throughout training camp and the preseason.
Jul 29 - 4:08 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol said he turned down more lucrative offers before joining the Bulls.

"Money obviously wasn't the priority," Gasol said. "I turned down bigger offers and I prioritized being on a championship caliber team." He added that he wants to help Nikola Mirotic develop, which sounds great for the Bulls because of the similarities between the two players. The Bulls have a loaded frontline and will look to compete for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Gasol's fantasy value takes a bit of a hit, but he's still a guy to target in the early middle rounds.
Jul 18 - 2:06 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

The Chicago Bulls will introduce free agents Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic on Friday.

Gasol and Mirotic will be introduced at a press conference that starts at 11:30 CST on Friday. Gasol should retain fantasy value as he will likely start alongside Joakim Noah (and keep Taj Gibson in his sixth-man role), while Mirotic faces an NBA learning curve and crunch for playing time that should keep him off standard league fantasy radars.
Jul 17 - 1:40 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol's contract with the Bulls is worth approximately $22 million over three years.

There's no word yet on whether the deal includes team or player options, but either way this is a solid value for Chicago. Gasol should start alongside Joakim Noah with Taj Gibson playing his typical sixth-man role, and it will be interesting to see whether coach Tom Thibodeau sticks with Gasol to close games or subs him out for his usual end-game frontcourt of Noah and Gibson.
Jul 13 - 11:47 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol is finalizing a contract with the Bulls, according to

It is not a sign and trade and he confirmed his deal on Twitter. The terms of the deal should be coming momentarily, which should be in the neighborhood of $10 million. For the Bulls, this deal basically means they're done with much of their cap space taken up. Still, it is a nice signing to help the Bulls on offense. Pau's fantasy value does take a hit, though.
Jul 12 - 5:25 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Updating a previous item, the Rockets are not involved in a three-team trade centered on Pau Gasol.

This is good news for the Rockets because they would likely be getting Carlos Boozer, which is a bit of a downgrade from Terrence Jones. Gasol's deal is expected to get done today and he'll almost certainly wind up with the Bulls, according to ESPN.
Jul 12 - 5:14 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

The Lakers, Bulls and Rockets are working on a sign-and-trade deal involving Pau Gasol.

The Bulls are basically on the goal line to get Gasol, so it's more of just a matter of how they'll bring him on board. Gasol seems to be willing to take a major pay cut from his $14 million last year and would be a nice fit next to Joakim Noah. Stay tuned.
Jul 12 - 4:17 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol has "virtually closed" a deal with the Bulls and he plans to complete a physical before returning to Spain in the coming days, according to

The deal is believed to be a sign-and-trade with the Lakers, though specifics have not yet emerged. The Lakers reportedly want Gasol to play in the Eastern Conference if he's not in L.A., which also works in Chicago's favor, and it seems like a matter of time before he's wearing a Bulls uniform.
Jul 12 - 11:36 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

The Bulls and free agent Pau Gasol are working to complete an agreement according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

This means that Carmelo Anthony is probably staying in New York, but keeping it on Gasol the signing makes the Bulls a legitimate threat in the East. He will fit in nicely with a frontcourt starring Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson, and assuming everybody stays healthy he can coast through a reduced workload on his way to a productive year.
Jul 12 - 1:57 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Unrestricted free agent Pau Gasol has reportedly turned down a two-year offer worth over $10 million with the Lakers.

Pau has likely spent his last days in a Lakers uniform, and that would narrow down the choices to the Knicks, Spurs, Bulls, and Thunder. It's not really clear which team Pau favors, but he said on his Twitter account that he is nearing a decision. Stay tuned.
Jul 11 - 6:50 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Jose Calderon has joined the Knicks' pitch to sign free agent Pau Gasol.

The Knicks have a few things going for them, including Gasol's familiarity with Calderon, his success playing in the triangle offense, and the multicultural appeal of NYC. What they can't do is offer Gasol nearly as much money as the Lakers -- Phil Jackson admitted that it "might not be possible" to clear more salary-cap space for Gasol, who is also being pursued by the Bulls, Spurs and Thunder.
Jul 11 - 9:09 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Kirk Hinrich
3Aaron Brooks
4E'Twaun Moore
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Mike Dunleavy
2Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Taj Gibson
3Nikola Mirotic
4Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah
2Nazr Mohammed