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Pau Gasol
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17.4 9.7 3.4
Team: ChicagoHeight: 7-0 Born: 7/6/1980
Position: F-CWeight: 275 Birthplace: Barcelona, Spain
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 3rd pick by Hawks(2001)


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July 15 7:58 AM PT8:58 AM MT9:58 AM CT10:58 AM ET14:58 GMT22:58 7:58 AM MST9:58 AM EST18:58 UAE16:5810:58 ET9:58 AM CT13:58 - Gasol says signing for the Chicago Bulls over NBA champion San Antonio or Oklahoma City came down to a gut decision. Gasol says on Tuesday that after speaking with Bulls players Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, "instinct told me to pick Chicago."
Analysis: The 7-foot (2.13-meter) Spanish forward says Chicago was a logical choice since "without doubt it is one of the championship favorites in the East alongside Cleveland." The 34-year-old Gasol, who departs the Los Angeles Lakers after five-plus seasons, says while the Spurs and Thunder were options "nothing is guaranteed wherever you sign. I'm happy with my choice."
July 12 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST1:05 UAE (+1)23:0517:05 ET4:05 PM CT20:05 - Gasol says he has decided to join the Chicago Bulls.
Analysis: Gasol announced on his verified Twitter account on Saturday that he was looking forward to the ''new chapter'' of his career in Chicago. He says the choice wasn't easy and he decided on the Bulls ''after meditating a lot.'' The 7-foot Gasol averaged 17.4 points and 9.7 rebounds in 60 games last season with Los Angeles.
Apr. 14 9:45 PM PT10:45 PM MT11:45 PM CT12:45 AM ET4:45 GMT12:45 9:45 PM MST11:45 PM EST8:45 UAE06:450:45 ET11:45 PM CT3:45 - Gasol will miss the remainder of the regular season because of vertigo, the team announced on Sunday.
Analysis: A free agent this offseason, Gasol may be done in purple and gold. He finished the year averaging 17.4 points and 9.7 rebounds.
Mar. 24 3:18 PM PT4:18 PM MT5:18 PM CT6:18 PM ET22:18 GMT6:18 3:18 PM MST5:18 PM EST2:18 UAE (+1)23:1818:18 ET4:18 PM CT21:18 - Gasol returned Tuesday with a pathetic fantasy effort of nine points and seven boards.
Analysis: The 7-foot Spaniard hadn't played since sitting out the second half of Los Angeles' victory over Orlando on March 23 after complaining of dizziness and nausea.
Mar. 20 9:33 PM PT10:33 PM MT11:33 PM CT12:33 AM ET4:33 GMT12:33 9:33 PM MST11:33 PM EST8:33 UAE05:330:33 ET10:33 PM CT3:33 - Gasol enjoyed a solid fantasy effort Wednesday night in a 125-109 loss to the Spurs.
Analysis: Gasol had 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists as he demonstrated why he is always on the trading block.
Mar. 14 7:29 PM PT8:29 PM MT9:29 PM CT10:29 PM ET2:29 GMT10:29 7:29 PM MST9:29 PM EST6:29 UAE (+1)03:2922:29 ET8:29 PM CT1:29 - Gasol had 18 points and 11 rebounds in 26 minutes Friday.
Analysis: Gasol has three double-doubles in his last six games and faces the Spurs again Wednesday in his next game.
Mar. 8 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET6:06 GMT14:06 11:06 PM MST1:06 AM EST10:06 UAE07:061:06 ET12:06 AM CT5:06 - Gasol continues to play well amid the Lakers' struggles, scoring 21 in Friday's loss to Denver.
Analysis: Gasol is averaging 24.2 points and shooting 56.8 percent over his last five contests.
Mar. 5 9:34 PM PT10:34 PM MT11:34 PM CT12:34 AM ET5:34 GMT13:34 10:34 PM MST12:34 AM EST9:34 UAE06:340:34 ET11:34 PM CT4:34 - Gasol had 29 points and 12 rebounds in a 132-125 loss to the Pelicans on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Gasol is averaging 24.3 points in his last three games.
Mar. 1 9:30 PM PT10:30 PM MT11:30 PM CT12:30 AM ET5:30 GMT13:30 10:30 PM MST12:30 AM EST9:30 UAE06:300:30 ET11:30 PM CT4:30 - Gasol scored 22 as the Lakers beat the Kings 126-122 Friday night.
Analysis: Gasol also had six assists, five boards and five turnovers.
Feb. 22 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET5:21 GMT13:21 10:21 PM MST12:21 AM EST9:21 UAE06:210:21 ET11:21 PM CT4:21 - Gasol had 16 points and seven boards in Friday's win over the Celts.
Analysis: The trading deadline has passed and Gasol remains in LA. It's hard to say what to make of his fantasy future now.
Feb. 2 5:57 PM PT6:57 PM MT7:57 PM CT8:57 PM ET1:57 GMT9:57 6:57 PM MST8:57 PM EST5:57 UAE (+1)02:5720:57 ET7:57 PM CT23:57 - Rumors are swirling that Gasol could be traded to the Suns.
Analysis: Gasol always seems to be on the trading block so stay tuned for further developments.
Feb. 1 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST3:10 UAE (+1)00:1018:10 ET5:10 PM CT21:10 - Gasol will miss at least the next week with a strained right groin. The spiraling Lakers announced their latest injury setback on Saturday after an MRI exam for the 7-foot Spaniard.
Analysis: Gasol has been bothered by a sore groin for several games, but attempted to play through it. The Lakers have been decimated by injuries. Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar and Xavier Henry have all been out for several weeks.
Jan. 24 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET22:20 GMT6:20 3:20 PM MST5:20 PM EST2:20 UAE (+1)23:2017:20 ET4:20 PM CT20:20 - Gasol had 22 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers on Thursday.
Analysis: Gasol keeps chugging along despite constant trade rumors.
Jan. 23 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET5:16 GMT13:16 10:16 PM MST12:16 AM EST9:16 UAE06:160:16 ET11:16 PM CT3:16 - Gasol sat out practice Wednesday with a toe injury.
Analysis: He expects to start Thursday at Miami.
Jan. 16 9:21 PM PT10:21 PM MT11:21 PM CT12:21 AM ET5:21 GMT13:21 10:21 PM MST12:21 AM EST9:21 UAE06:210:21 ET11:21 PM CT3:21 - Pau Gasol scored 24 points to lead the Lakers, but the team fell 121-114 to Phoenix.
Analysis: Gasol has been on a nice roll of late, scoring 20 or more points in six of his last eight games.
Jan. 6 11:02 PM PT12:02 AM MT1:02 AM CT2:02 AM ET7:02 GMT15:02 12:02 AM MST2:02 AM EST11:02 UAE08:022:02 ET1:02 AM CT5:02 - Gasol had 25 points, 10 rebounds and five assists Sunday, but the Los Angeles Lakers lost 137-115 to Denver.
Analysis: Gasol, rumored to be on the trading block, matched a season high with his 25 points. He's averaged 24.3 points and 11.0 rebounds in the three games since returning from an illness.
Jan. 4 10:39 PM PT11:39 PM MT12:39 AM CT1:39 AM ET6:39 GMT14:39 11:39 PM MST1:39 AM EST10:39 UAE07:391:39 ET12:39 AM CT4:39 - Gasol had 23 points and 17 rebounds, and the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers used their sixth different starting point guard of the season Friday night in a 110-99 victory over the Utah Jazz.
Analysis: Gasol has scored a combined 48 points in his two games since returning from an upper respiratory infection.
Jan. 1 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE06:490:49 ET11:49 PM CT3:49 - Gasol returned from a two-game absence due to a respiratory infection as the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Milwaukee Bucks 94-79 Tuesday night.
Analysis: Gasol had 25 points and now is rumored to be in a trade with Cleveland for former LA big man Andrew Bynum so monitor the situation closely for the latest updates.
Dec. 27 4:50 PM PT5:50 PM MT6:50 PM CT7:50 PM ET0:50 GMT8:50 5:50 PM MST7:50 PM EST4:50 UAE (+1)01:5019:50 ET6:50 PM CT22:50 - Gasol has been ruled out against the Utah Jazz, further weakening an already depleted lineup for Los Angeles. Chris Kaman will make his fifth start of the season Friday night in place of Gasol, who averages 14.7 points and 9.4 rebounds.
Analysis: Gasol, who has been fighting an upper respiratory infection, didn't practice Thursday or join the Lakers on their flight to Utah. He began feeling the effects of the illness about a week ago and sat out a 102-83 loss to Golden State last Saturday, the only game he's missed all season. He had 13 points and 13 rebounds against Miami on Christmas Day.
Dec. 21 9:38 PM PT10:38 PM MT11:38 PM CT12:38 AM ET5:38 GMT13:38 10:38 PM MST12:38 AM EST9:38 UAE06:380:38 ET11:38 PM CT3:38 - Gasol had 21 points and 13 boards in Friday's 104-91 win over the Wolves.
Analysis: Now the NBA rumor mill is saying that Gasol wont be traded in the wake of Kobe Bryant's devastating injury. So for now it looks like the smooth Spaniard will remain in LA.
Dec. 17 7:00 PM PT8:00 PM MT9:00 PM CT10:00 PM ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 PM MST10:00 PM EST7:00 UAE (+1)04:0022:00 ET9:00 PM CT1:00 - Gasol scored 21 points as the Los Angeles Lakers closed out a four-game road trip with a 96-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Trade rumors continue to swirl around Gasol, and it's hard to know how he will perform for fantasy owners since he could be on the move. Monitor the situation closely.
Nov. 27 8:02 PM PT9:02 PM MT10:02 PM CT11:02 PM ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST8:02 UAE05:0223:02 ET10:02 PM CT2:02 - Gasol scored 21 as Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Gasol has 15,773 points. He entered 10 behind Detlef Schrempf for No. 2 among European players, and the center from Spain now trails only Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki. His eight rebounds was a bit of a letdown for fantasy owners.

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