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Pau Gasol | Center/Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/6/1980
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 250
College: None
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Pau Gasol made his preseason debut on Saturday during a 114-105 win over the Wolves, scoring eight points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one 3-pointer.
Gasol may see a little less playing time this year, but the increased pace on the Bulls should offset that. They're currently sitting at a pace of 102.1 this preseason, which is almost seven possessions above their 95.3 from last year. Gasol shouldn't slip past the middle of the third round. Oct 10 - 10:55 PM

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Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (rest) will not play in Thursday's preseason game against Denver.

Gasol is just getting another game of rest, according to the Bulls, so there's nothing to worry about here. The 35-year-old remains a solid early-round pick in all fantasy leagues.
Oct 8 - 1:36 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol (rest) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game.

It's just an evening of rest for the big man, so we're going to leave him off the injury report. Nikola Mirotic will start alongside Joakim Noah.
Oct 5 - 1:47 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol said that the plan for him is to play fewer minutes this season.

Gasol is 35 years old and the Bulls will want to keep him fresh for the playoffs, so this makes a lot of sense. Gasol also revealed that he had sinus surgery over the summer and that he is breathing better. Coach Fred Hoiberg recently said that Gasol would play "a lot" this season, so his minutes probably won't dip too much. He is still a solid early-round pick.
Sep 30 - 1:45 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Coach Fred Hoiberg said Pau Gasol will play "a lot" this year.

He saw his minutes rise all the way to 34.4 per game last year and he will likely be a shade lower this year. Although, the faster pace could help him put up similar production as a 19-12 guy. He's a fine pick at the turn of the second and third rounds.
Sep 28 - 3:57 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol has committed to playing for Spain in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

In what should be a surprise for nobody, Gasol was never going to walk away from his team prior to the 2016 Olympics.
Source: Sportando
Sep 21 - 10:25 AM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol put a bow on his magnificent run at EuroBasket to lead Spain to the title over Lithuania, scoring 25 points with 12 rebounds, four assists, one steal, three blocks and one 3-pointer.

It was too easy for Spain in the 80-63 triumph. Gasol dominated and put the full arsenal on display again. His game from within eight feet was remarkable and it might help next season as he plays more with floor-spacer Nikola Mirotic. Sure, he's 35 years old, but Gasol is worth a second or third round pick in standard leagues.
Sep 20 - 2:47 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol put forth a herculean effort during Spain's overtime win over France on Thursday, scoring 40 points on 12-of-21 shooting (16-of-18 from the line) to go with 11 rebounds, three blocks, one steal, one assist and two turnovers over 36 minutes.

Pau was a monster for Spain, scoring 50 percent of the team's points and guaranteeing them a spot in the 2016 Olympic games. He was a top-15 player last year, although he could see a slight dip in value this upcoming season as newly appointed head coach Fred Hoiberg may look to trim down his minutes. Still, it's tough to ignore his upside, so he'll be well worth an early-round selection on draft day.
Sep 17 - 5:39 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol led the Spanish National Team to a win over Greece on Tuesday, scoring 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting to go with nine rebounds, three assists, two blocks, one 3-pointer and three turnovers over 31 minutes.

The 35-year-old clearly has plenty left in the tank, although new head coach Fred Hoiberg may want trim down his minutes this upcoming season. There's been talk of Hoiberg potentially shaking up Chicago's starting unit, although it's much more likely Joakim Noah heads to the bench rather than his All-Star frontcourt running mate. Pau offers fantasy squad’s early-round upside, but owners should take into consideration his age, and Chicago's depth at the power forward position before investing an early-round selection on Gasol.
Sep 15 - 3:07 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

The Bulls are aware of Pau Gasol's undisclosed medical issue, but they "aren't overly concerned" as he continues to play for Spain during the EuroBasket tournament.

Spain's coach was told by doctors that Gasol shouldn't play more than five-minute stints during Saturday's game, yet Gasol shook off the medical advice while scoring 30 points vs. Poland. He averaged 34.4 minutes for the Bulls last season, while missing only four games, and new coach Fred Hoiberg is likely to scale back the 35-year-old Gasol's playing time this season.
Sep 13 - 11:36 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol needed to receive medical treatment on an undisclosed injury before Spain's game vs. Poland on Saturday, although he finished the contest with 30 points over 32 minutes of action.

"The doctors told me that Pau couldn’t play more than five minutes straight," said Spain's head coach Sergio Scariolo. "But after the first five minutes, when I asked him to come to bench he told me [no]. 'I will take the risk,' he answered me and he had an amazing game." Gasol did have quite the performance during Spain's win, connecting on a career-high six 3-pointers, and the heavy minute total would suggest that whatever Gasol is dealing with it's relatively minor. Pau said he "will play for sure" against Greece on Tuesday, so for now, we'll keep him off the injury report.
Source: Euro Hoops
Sep 13 - 3:26 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol dropped 30 points on 11-of-14 shooting with seven boards, four assists and one block in 32 minutes in Spain's win over Poland on Saturday.

Gasol was on fire today and even connected on six 3-pointers on seven attempts. Nikola Mirotic added 15 points and eight boards, but Spain won this game pretty comfortably after pulling away in the fourth quarter. Spain will now move on to the quarterfinals where they will face Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kosta Koufos of Greece.
Sep 12 - 2:08 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol scored 16 points during a 77-76 win over Germany on Thursday, adding 11 rebounds, six assists and three blocks.

One of the interesting aspects of this game was the rapport between Gasol and Nikola Mirotic (12 points and seven boards today). They both made great passes to each other and this could be a sign of things to come for the Bulls. Gasol has been going in the third round of most drafts, which is just fine.
Sep 10 - 1:49 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol scored a game-high 34 points in a loss to Italy on Tuesday, adding 10 rebounds, five assists and a block through 32 minutes of action.

Nikola Mirotic was the only other Spaniard able to crack double-digits in the scoring department, putting up 13 points, six rebounds, one steal, one 3-pointer and one turnover over 22 minutes. There's been talk this offseason of the Bulls new head coach Fred Hoiberg shaking up the starting lineup in Chicago, with Mirotic being the heavy favorite to replace Joakim Noah in the starting unit, so this is something we'll be monitoring closely leading up to the regular-season. Gasol was an All-Star last year, so it's less likely that he is demoted to the bench, although his minutes could take a hit playing for a coach that isn't terrified of rest days.
Sep 8 - 6:02 PM
Pau Gasol - F/C - Bulls

Pau Gasol led the Spanish National Team to a win over Turkey on Sunday, scoring a team-high 21 points to go with seven rebounds, two 3-pointers, two blocks, one steal and one turnover in just 24 minutes of action.

Gasol had a nice bounce-back season last year playing for Tom Thibodeau in Chicago, compiling averages of 18.5 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game through 34.4 minutes of action. It'll be interesting to see if Fred Hoiberg decides to give the 35-year-old Gasol a similar workload this season, but with a wealth of depth at the power forward position Chicago, it seems more likely the new head coach trims down Pau's minutes. Gasol comes with early-round upside, but trusting a guy entering his 15th NBA season to again make it through at least 78 games is certainly a gamble.
Sep 6 - 11:35 PM

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SG1Jimmy Butler
2Kirk Hinrich
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SF1Mike Dunleavy
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PF1Pau Gasol
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C1Joakim Noah
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