Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol (PF,C)

San Antonio Spurs

Last week, Pau Gasol was cleared to remove the walking boot protecting his left foot and is continuing to make progress towards rejoining the Spurs' second unit. (Source: San Antonio Express News)

Fantasy Impact: Tuesday night's game, against the Suns, will mark the 19th game in a row that the 38-year-old center has been held out due to his foot injury. Once reactivated, don't expect much usage or minutes as the 18th-year veteran will be eased back into action. Jakob Poeltl will continue to benefit from Gasol's absence.

 

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Pau Gasol (foot) remains out indefinitely as we now learn that he has been dealing with a stress fracture. (Source: Jabari Young on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has been out all month essentially so when coach Gregg Poppovich said that the big Spaniard has been dealing with a stress fracture, it made sense. Evidently, the Spurs are going to bring the 38-year-old Gasol back slowly, though his absence has not left a hole that could be filled by a new face on the fantasy basketball scene. LaMarcus Aldridge will continue to dominate the minutes in the frontcourt.

 

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The Spurs announced Paul Gasol will not play in Monday night's contest at Chicago. This is the 11th game in a row Gasol has been inactive. (Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In Gasol's absence, Davis Bertans continues to see an uptick in playing time and his stat lines makes him a solid flex play in deeper leagues.

 

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Pau Gasol (foot) will not play on Saturday for the Spurs. (Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has now missed two games with this foot soreness. With him out, Lamarcus Aldridge should see extended run while Davis Bertans should see some extra minutes as well.

 

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Pau Gasol unexpectedly appeared on Tuesday's injury report (foot) and will not suit up against the Heat on Wednesday. This is a new development and Greg Popovich is probably just resting his 38-year-old veteran. (Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jakob Poeltl should gain more playing time in Gasol's absence. His added minutes and ability to contribute in multiple statistical categories makes him an interesting DFS play.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 12 points on 57 percent shooting from the field during the Spurs' loss to the Magic on Sunday. Gasol added eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks in 23 minutes off the bench.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol tied his season-high with 23 minutes against the Magic and he really took advantage, stuffing the stat sheet and falling just a couple of rebounds short of a double-double. However, Gasol's 6.1 rebounds are the only part of his season stat line that's at all enticing right now. Best to leave him on the wire.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 11 points on 80 percent shooting from the field during the Spurs' 110-106 win over the Lakers on Saturday. Gasol added 12 boards in just 17 minutes on the floor.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol continues to see small minutes, but he was extremely efficient on Saturday, helping where LaMarcus Aldridge struggled. Gasol's 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in 18 minutes per game won't cut it in most fantasy leagues however.

 

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Pau Gasol finished Monday night's 116-101 Game 2 loss to the Warriors with 12 points on 3-for-5 shooting, going a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. Gasol added four rebounds and three assists to his stat line over 16 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol actually produced solid numbers in very limited minutes Monday night. This matchup against a much more athletic Warriors team just doesn't bode well for Gasol, who is a plodding big man. It's assumed his minutes will remain limited as the Spurs try to keep pace with the Warriors in Game 3.

 

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Pau Gasol logged 20 minutes off the bench in Saturday's 113-92 blowout loss to the Warriors in Game 1. Gasol scored six points on 3-for-5 shooting and added two rebounds and four assists to his stat line.

Fantasy Impact: It's clear that coach Popovich won't have much of a role for the plodding big man. With the Warriors playing at such a quick pace and lots of activity Gasol won't have much to offer in this matchup. He's been a non-factor in each matchup with the Warriors this season so don't expect that to change this series.

 

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Pau Gasol drew the start in Monday night's 98-85 win over the Kings, but only scored two points on 1-for-2 shooting. Gasol added just five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal to his line over 20 minutes of action. It's the fourth time in the past five games he's scored in single-digits.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has seemed to run out of steam a bit towards the end of this season. There was a point in the middle of the season he was a double-double machine, but that seems so long ago. He's now in and out of the starting lineup and his minutes have fluctuated dramatically playing over 20 minutes just three times in the past five games. His playoff role still seems to be up in the air.

 

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Pau Gasol scored nine points on 3-for-8 shooting, including 1-for-4 from beyond the arc in Saturday's 116-105 win over the Blazers. Gasol added five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal over 26 minutes of playing time. He's scored in single-digits in four of the past five games.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol drew his second consecutive start on Saturday as he has been in and out of the starting lineup for the past couple weeks. He continues to offer solid rebounding numbers, but his scoring has struggled recently. While Gasol does offer double-double upside in any game he starts or sees 20 or more minutes it's become impossible to identify when that will happen. He's logged 20 or more minutes in just three of the past six games.

 

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Pau Gasol scored six points on 2-for-4 shooting in Tuesday night's 113-110 loss to the Clippers. He added three rebounds and two assists to his line over just 11 minutes of action off the bench. He's now played less than 20 minutes off the bench in three of the past four games.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol seems to be the odd man out for the Spurs as coach Popovich has preferred a smaller lineup down the stretch of the season. There was a point in the season Gasol was a fantasy beast, but it seems like that was so long ago. While he still offers solid rebounding prowess he's scored in double-figures just twice in the past eight games. It doesn't appear that Gasol's role on the team will change for the remaining few games of the season.

 

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Pau Gasol played just 11 minutes and scored two points on 1-for-1 shooting in Sunday's 100-83 win over the Rockets. Gasol did add eight rebounds and one block to his stat line in his limited court time off the bench.

Fantasy Impact: It seems the Spurs have decided to roll with smaller lineups coming down the stretch, which has hindered Gasol's fantasy value. His rebounding prowess has kept him relevant however as he's grabbed at least eight rebounds in three of the past four games. With such limited playing time, it's tough to rely on Gasol as fantasy seasons come to a close.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 10 points on 4-for-10 shooting in Tuesday night's 116-106 loss to the Wizards. He added six rebounds and one assist to his stat line over 18 minutes of action. This marked just the third time in the past six games he's scored in double figures.

Fantasy Impact: In what has recently become a rare occurrence Gasol scored in double-figures for the second consecutive game. This game he was given more opportunity because of LaMarcus Aldridge (knee) missing the second half. Gasol's fantasy season has been a roller coaster, there was a time where he was a must-start but it seems things have plateaued with him offering inconsistent production. If Aldridge is forced to miss any time Gasol would be worthy of consideration in season-long formats, but if Aldridge gets right back to it Thursday Gasol's value will remain low and only a DFS option.

 

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Pau Gasol came off the bench and led the second unit with 22 points on 10-for-15 shooting in Sunday's 106-103 loss to the Bucks. Gasol completed his double-double by adding 13 rebounds. He added two assists to his solid stat line over 24 minutes of playing time. His 13 rebounds are his most since February 12th.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol enjoyed a very productive game Sunday afternoon while logging just 24 minutes of action. Sunday was just the second time in eight games he's logged more than 20 minutes of playing time. While this was an eye-opening performance it's tough to predict if he can keep that level of production up when his playing time fluctuates so much. He's become tough to trust in season-long formats as the Spurs continue to tinker with the rotation, but he can be a savvy DFS play in the right matchup.

 

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Pau Gasol scored eight points on 3-for-4 shooting in Wednesday night's 98-90 win over the Wizards. He added two rebounds, one assist and three blocks to his stat line over 16 minutes of action off the bench. His two rebounds mark a season-low for the veteran big man.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol was again relegated to a bench role Wednesday night leading to a dramatic decrease in playing time logging under 20 minutes in five of the past six games. Since his playing time has seen a dip his production has followed suit. It's now been nine games since he's grabbed double-digit rebounds and he's scored in single-digits now in three of the past four games. There are better options right now in all formats than Gasol as his role remains undefined.

 

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Pau Gasol was woeful from the field finishing with just four points on 1-for-8 shooting in Monday night’s 89-75 win over the Warriors. Gasol added four rebounds to his stat line over 16 minutes of action. This was the sixth time in nine games he’s scored in single-digits. His four rebounds are his lowest in four games.

Fantasy Impact: This was a disappointing performance for Gasol who essentially had a matchup with the Warriors JV team. He’s now strung together a series of disappointing performances and has become tough to trust again for fantasy lineups. LaMarcus Aldridge has been playing very well during Gasol’s struggles in March. That being said Aldridge would be the Spurs big you’d want to have in your lineups. It’d be best to wait on Gasol to regain his footing before using him again in lineups.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 11 points on 3-for-6 shooting in Tuesday night's 108-72 blowout win over the Magic. Gasol added five rebounds, two assists and two blocks to his stat line over 15 minutes of action of the bench. It's the first time he's scored in double-figures in four games.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol was moved to a bench role on Tuesday night as coach Popovich decided to go with a smaller lineup against the Magic. Gasol has now played just 15 minutes in back-to-back games so there may be a little cause for concern. Don't expect this stay on the bench to be a permanent one for him though as the Spurs will likely need him to start Thursday against the Pelicans.

 

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Pau Gasol scored four points on 1-for-5 shooting in Monday night's 109-93 blowout loss to the Rockets. Gasol added four rebounds and one assist to his line in just 15 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: It's almost as if the players that played in this game for the Spurs were just put out for slaughter without ever having a fighting chance. Gasol has now put up two poor stat lines in the past three games. It's tough to say the direction the Spurs are going, as they can still fight for playoff position. There aren't many players on this team left to trust for fantasy purposes though.

 

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Pau Gasol scored eight points on 3-for-8 shooting, including 2-for-4 from beyond the arc in Saturday's 104-94 loss to the Thunder. Gasol added seven rebounds, three assists and one block to his line over 25 minutes of action. This was his second consecutive game scoring in single-digits.

Fantasy Impact: After scoring in double-figures for five straight games, Gasol has followed that up with two consecutive games finishing in single-digit scoring. While he is still a strong candidate to be placed in all lineups, caution may need to be taken until he can become a little more consistent again.

 

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Pau Gasol will be able to play on Saturday against the Thunder despite a bum shoulder. Gasol could be in for limited work so Davis Bertans and Joffrey Lauvergne should be involved still. (Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gasol presents extreme risk on the DFS radar with a bad shoulder. It's also a tough matchup against Steven Adams so shy away from him in DFS. His return makes Davis Bertans tougher to trust in DFS also.

 

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Pau Gasol finished Monday night's 100-98 win over the Grizzlies with just two points on 0-for-4 shooting from the field, making both of his free-throw attempts. Gasol added seven rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals to his line over 24 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol appeared to injury his should at some point during his 24 minutes on the court. The extent of the injury is unknown right now, but it was clear something wasn't right with his shot. He still found a way to produce in the peripheral statistical categories. Before rolling Gasol into fantasy lineups in Thursday's matchup with the Warriors be sure to check his status.

 

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Pau Gasol scored a team-high 19 points on 8-for-17 shooting, missing all three of his attempts from beyond the arc in Saturday's 116-112 loss to the Lakers. Gasol also grabbed 10 rebounds to record his third double-double in his past five games. He added eight assists and three blocks to his stat line over 33 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol took advantage of an opportunity with both LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard missing the game for injuries. Gasol led the team in points, shot attempts and rebounds sporting a high usage rate as the go-to option on offense. Gasol has been playing well of late even with Aldridge in the lineup. He can be used in all formats even with Aldridge returns from his injury.

 

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Pau Gasol will play on Saturday versus the Lakers with a bone bruise on his left knee. With LaMarcus Aldridge out, Gasol, Rudy Gay, and Davis Bertans will all get minutes. (Source: Spurs PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Aldridge out and Kawhi Leonard still out, Pau Gasol will get a solid chance for revenge against the Lakers. Gay, Bertans, Dejounte Murray, Kyle Anderson, and Danny Green are all solid options in DFS.

 

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Pau Gasol has been declared out for Wednesday's matchup against the Pelicans due to a left knee bruise. (Source: Jabari Young on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Gasol out, look for Davis Bertens to likely step into the starting lineup with Joffrey Lauvergne also getting an increase in minutes trying to keep up with Anthony Davis. Both Bertens and Lauvergne can be considered as fliers in DFS. The Spurs next game isn't until Saturday giving Gasol a couple additional days to rest and heal.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 11 points on 5-for-9 shooting in Sunday's 110-94 win over the Cavs. Gasol added seven rebounds and three assists to his line over 25 minutes of playing time. He's now gone four straight games scoring in double-figures.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol put together another solid game Sunday in a good matchup against the Cavs. He has played his best basketball with Kawhi Leonard off the court, so it elevates his value with the prospect of Leonard being out for the rest of the season. Gasol offers upside with scoring and rebounding averaging nine points and nine rebounds per game in February. He's a steady fantasy player who offers a high floor.

 

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Pau Gasol finished Friday night's 122-119 loss to Denver with 12 points on 3-for-7 shooting, including 1-for-2 from beyond the arc. Gasol added 12 rebounds, three assists and three blocks to his impressive stat line over 30 minutes of action. This marked his second double-double in the past three games and his third consecutive game scoring in double-figures.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol's value definitely gets a bump with the news of Kawhi Leonard set to miss the whole season. He is at his best, production wise when Leonard doesn't play and he's shown that with his recent play. He now has posted four double-doubles in the past six games. He's become a high floor DFS play and can carry some value in season-long formats. Look for him to continue his solid play down the stretch as the Spurs work for playoff position.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 15 points on 6-for-14 shooting in Monday night's 101-99 loss to the Jazz. Gasol grabbed 15 rebounds to record his 12th double-double of the season. Gasol also added six assists, two blocks and one steal to his impressive stat line over 33 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has been asked to carry more of the load while LaMarcus Aldridge is being held out of the lineup with a knee injury. Gasol answered the bell Monday night against the Jazz. His 14 shot attempts tie a season-high and his 15 points were his most in five games. His 15 rebounds also tied a season-high. With Aldridge missing the rest of the games through the All-Star break look for Gasol to continue this type of production.

 

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Pau Gasol logged 11 minutes of action off the bench in Saturday night's 122-105 loss to the Warriors. During his time on the court he shot 3-for-6 to finish with seven points. Gasol also grabbed three rebounds and dished out one assist. This was Gasol's fourth straight game finishing in single-digit scoring.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has now ceded three straight starts to Davis Bertans as coach Popovich continues to try to find the right rotations. Since he's lost his starting gig Gasol has yet to finish in double-digit scoring. While his rebounding production has stayed consistent he has finished three of the past five games in single-digit rebounding. Gasol is no longer a lock to be placed into lineups, especially as he's taken a hit with his playing time.

 

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Pau Gasol grabbed 11 rebounds in Saturday night's 120-111 loss to the Jazz in 20 minutes off the bench. He also shot 3-for-8 from the field to finish with eight points and added two assists to his stat line. It was his second consecutive game finishing in single-digit scoring and playing 20 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol's lack of scoring Saturday night was buoyed by his 11 rebounds. Even in limited playing time (20 minutes in two straight games), he can still produce pretty good fantasy numbers. For now he can still be considered for fantasy lineups in all formats, however, if his playing time continues to hover around 20 minutes per game there may be better options available.

 

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Pau Gasol struggled in Thursday night's 102-91 loss to the Rockets scoring six points, all coming from the free-throw line. He missed his lone field goal attempt in the game. Gasol did grab seven rebounds and added one assist, two blocks and two steals to his stat line in 20 minutes of action. His six points broke a streak of seven straight games scoring in double-figures.

Fantasy Impact: This was a bad matchup for the older, much slower paced Spurs team which was evidenced by Gasol's stat line. He played just 20 minutes as he just couldn't keep up. He still produced solid rebounding numbers but took a hit on the scoring end of things. Gasol doesn't seem to be matchup proof so it's best to keep an eye on that when considering him for lineups.

 

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Pau Gasol finished Tuesday night's 106-104 win over the Nuggets with 18 points on 7-for-13 shooting, making both of his attempts from three-point range. Gasol added eight rebounds and four assists to his solid stat line over 22 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has now gone seven straight games scoring in double-figures, finishing three of those games with double-doubles. During this seven-game stretch, he's averaging 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists per game. He's been on quite a hot streak since Kawhi Leonard has been moved out of the lineup indefinitely. Gasol has become a safe play in all fantasy formats and can be put into lineups with double-double upside each game.

 

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Pau Gasol grabbed 11 rebounds and scored 14 points in Sunday night's 113-98 win over the Kings to finish with his second double-double in the past three games. Gasol shot 5-for-8 from the field to reach his 14 points and added three assists to his line over 25 minutes of action. This was his sixth straight game in double-figure scoring.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol drew a nice matchup Sunday night against a Willie Cauley-Stein-less Kings. He certainly took advantage getting his third double-double in January. He's been playing well of late grabbing at least nine rebounds in five of the past six games. With his scoring hitting stride right now and his dependable rebounding numbers Gasol can be trusted in lineups in all formats.

 

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Pau Gasol shot 3-for-9 to finish Friday night's 97-78 loss to the 76ers with 11 points. Gasol added four rebounds to his line over 18 minutes of playing time. His four rebounds are his lowest in 11 games, but he has now gone five straight games in double-digit scoring.

Fantasy Impact: While Gasol did struggle from the field he still managed double-figures in scoring and he's now done that in five straight. With Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely Gasol will continue to reap the benefits offensively. He's become a must own player and can be a nice value, especially in DFS.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 14 points on 4-for-9 shooting and grabbed 15 rebounds in Wednesday night's 108-85 win over the Grizzlies. He neared a triple-double by also dishing out nine assists across 33 minutes of playing time. This marked Gasol's fourth straight game in double-digit scoring and grabbing at least nine rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol took advantage of LaMarcus Aldridge being out of the lineup and totaled his most rebounds since December 20. He's now strung together four very strong games that include two double-doubles and nearly missing out on two others with nine rebounds. It's safe to consider Gasol for DFS options and he can be rostered as a solid floor option in season-long formats.

 

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Pau Gasol has been ruled out for Tuesday's game versus the Cavaliers with a wrist injury. Joffrey Lauvergne and Davis Bertans will get extra minutes with one picking up a spot start. (Source: Tom Osborn on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Gasol and Kawhi Leonard out, LaMarcus Aldridge is a must-start in all leagues while Davis Bertans is now on the DFS radar. Even if Lauvergne gets the start, Bertans is the better DFS play.

 

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Pau Gasol finished Sunday night's 94-86 loss to the Pacers with 14 points on 6-for-8 shooting, missing both of his attempts from beyond the arc. He also grabbed nine rebounds to narrowly miss a double-double. Gasol did add four assists and three blocks to his stat line in 31 minutes of time on the court. He's now gone three consecutive games in double-figure scoring.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has now strung together three straight strong games finishing in double-digit scoring in all three and grabbing at least nine rebounds in each. With Kawhi Leonard out indefinitely Gasol should see more opportunity offensively, which is evidenced by his recent numbers. Over his last five games Gasol is averaging 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists, which are numbers definitely worthy of fantasy consideration.

 

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Pau Gasol finished Wednesday night's 100-95 win over the Nets with 13 points and 12 rebounds to finish with his ninth double-double of the season. Gasol shot 5-for-8 and made his lone attempt from beyond the arc to reach his point total. He also added seven assists to his stat line in 30 minutes of playing time. It marks the first time in three games he's reached double-digit rebounds and the first time in five games he's scored 10+ points.

Fantasy Impact: There is no doubt Kawhi Leonard's absence will benefit Gasol, which was evidenced Wednesday night. News did come out he's been dealing with a slight wrist injury recently, which could explain some of his struggles but he looked fully healthy Wednesday night. Gasol can be viewed again as a solid fantasy option with Leonard's indefinite absence from the lineup.

 

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Pau Gasol (right wrist sprain) will start Wednesday versus the Nets. (Source: Jeff G Spurs Zone on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Gasol shouldn't be counted on fantasy wise in this matchup as he is an injury risk. With the way the Spurs handle injuries and Gasol's advanced age don't be surprised if he plays less than 20 minutes.

 

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Pau Gasol shot 2-for-6 and missed his lone three-point attempt to finish Monday night's 102-99 loss to the Hawks with six points. Gasol grabbed five rebounds and added four assists and two blocks to his line in 21 minutes of action. This makes four consecutive games Gasol has finished in single-digit scoring and he's grabbed 10+ rebounds once in the past eight games.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has regressed just a little bit from his hot streak at the end of December. After recording six double-doubles in December he has yet to do so since the calendar turned to 2018. It is a little concerning he wasn't able to take advantage of a good matchup and with Kawhi Leonard out of the lineup. He's cooled off considerably which is something to take note of when making decisions about him in fantasy lineups.

 

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Pau Gasol shot just 3-for-8 and made his lone three-point attempt to finish Saturday night's 112-80 win over the Nuggets with nine points. Gasol added five rebounds, two assists and one steal to his stat line in 20 minutes of playing time. He's now gone five straight games grabbing at least five rebounds, but has also finished three straight games in single-digit scoring.

Fantasy Impact: It's tough to take much from this game given the blowout nature of it from the first quarter on. Gasol played only 20 minutes, which were his lowest in five games. It is noteworthy he attempted eight shots, which is the same amount of shots Kawhi Leonard attempted. Gasol will continue to get looks on the offensive end and can continue to be placed in lineups as a potential double-double any given night.

 

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Pau Gasol neared a double-double scoring nine points on 4-for-14 shooting, including 1-for-2 from beyond the arc and grabbing 12 rebounds. Gasol added five rebounds and three blocks to his stat line in 37 minutes of action in Thursday night's 93-81 loss to the Lakers. His 37 minutes of playing time mark a season-high.

Fantasy Impact: This was the first time in five games Gasol has finished in double-digit rebounding, but the second consecutive game he's finished in single-digit scoring. He remains the type of player that flirts with double-doubles almost every game. In six games this month he's averaging 25 minutes, eight points, eight rebounds and two assists. He remains a player with a good floor and can be put into lineups with confidence, especially in good matchups.

 

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Pau Gasol shot 1-for-8 to finish with two points in Monday night's 107-100 win over the Kings. He still managed to grab nine rebounds, dish out two assists and record a steal in his 24 minutes of playing time. This is the third time in the past six games he's finished in single-digit scoring.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol had been red hot as of late, but his shot certainly cooled off Monday night. It was the third time in five games he's finished with a shooting percentage below 25 percent. One thing that's remained consistent is his rebounding production, he's grabbed at least eight rebounds in seven of the past nine games. His primary source of fantasy production will continue to be rebounding since his shot has become very inconsistent recently. He still is a player that has double-double potential on any given night.

 

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Paul Gasol shot 6-for-8 including 2-for-3 from three-point range to finish Friday night's 103-89 win over the Suns with 15 points. Gasol also grabbed seven rebounds in 25 minutes of playing time.

Fantasy Impact: This was a pretty good bounce back game for Gasol after putting up a goose egg in the previous game. He's finished in double-figure scoring in three of the past five games. However, this game was without LaMarcus Aldridge so it would've been nice to see a bit more production from Gasol given it came against a bad defense and Aldridge as out of the lineup. Proceed with caution when considering Gasol for lineups as he can provide a double-double on any given night however he has an extremely low floor.

 

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Pau Gasol was shutout on 0-for-4 shooting in Wednesday night's 112-106 loss to the 76ers. He recorded three rebounds and four assists in his 13 minutes of playing time. This marked the third time he's finished a game with zero points and has now gone two consecutive games with less than 10 rebounds. His 13 minutes mark his lowest playing time of the season.

Fantasy Impact: This was quite a disappointing performance for Gasol whose been red hot as of late. Granted it was the second night of a back-to-back which is tough for an aging player, he still should've found production in a starting five that included three backups. Proceed with caution when it comes to Gasol as he's now produced two consecutive games with less than 10 rebounds and under 45 percent shooting, which could mean the end of his hot streak.

 

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Pau Gasol shot 2-for-9 (1-for-3 from beyond the arc) to finish with 11 points in Tuesday night's 100-91 win over the Knicks. He did grab eight rebounds and added on assist, one block to his line in 27 minutes of playing time. His 22 percent shooting percentage is his lowest in seven games. He has grabbed at least eight rebounds in seven consecutive games.

Fantasy Impact: It was a struggle for Gasol Tuesday night to knock down his shot, but he still managed to reach double-figures for the fifth time in six games. While he typically won't score a ton of points, he has excelled in the rebounding department recently, notching at least eight rebounds in eight of the past 10 games. He's finding a comfort level as he adjusts with playing alongside Kawhi Leonard. Given his production over the past seven games Gasol can be counted on as a good source of rebounding with very high double-double potential on a nightly basis.

 

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Pau Gasol scored eight points on 4-for-9 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds in Saturday night's 93-79 loss to the Pistons. This marks the sixth consecutive game Gasol has grabbed at least 10 rebounds. He also added one assist in his 22 minutes of playing time. It also marks the first time in five games he's finished in single-digit scoring.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol continued his hot play Saturday night grabbing 10 rebounds in just 22 minutes of playing time. He was one field goal away from logging his fifth consecutive double-double. All this on a night the Spurs found everything difficult against a good Pistons defense. Gasol should continue to be rolled into lineups while his hot streak rolls on. As of right now he's a stellar source of rebounding and high potential for double-doubles on a nightly basis.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 17 points on an efficient 7-for-11 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds to finish Thursday night's 119-107 win over the Knicks with his fourth straight double-double. Gasol added seven assists to his stat line over 26 minutes of playing time.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol continued his hot streak Thursday night posting his fourth straight double-double and has now gone five consecutive games grabbing at least 11 rebounds. One thing of note is this game was without Kawhi Leonard who has previously ate into Gasol's production when he plays. Lately however, it doesn't seem to matter who is on the court, Gasol is going to get his points and rebounds. He should be rolled into all lineups until this hot streak ends, until that point though he is a must play.

 

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Pau Gasol ended Tuesday night with 15 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and one block to finish with his third straight double-double. Gasol shot an efficient 6-for-10 and went 2-for-3 from beyond the arc to get to his 15 points all across 29 minutes of action. He's now gone four consecutive games grabbing at least 11 rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol is on a complete rampage right now, this latest production coming with Kawhi Leonard in the starting five, which previously would've meant Gasol's production would fall off a cliff. However, over the past four games Gasol is averaging 14 points and 13 rebounds per game. He's clearly a hot hand right now so it may be smart to roll him into lineups while he is playing so well.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 14 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out 10 assists to finish Saturday night's 108-99 win over the Kings with his first triple-double of the season. Gasol shot 5-for-8, including 2-for-3 from three-point territory to get to his 14 points. His 10 assists are a season-high and the 11 rebounds are the fifth time he's hit double-figures in rebounding in December.

Fantasy Impact: Well, this is definitely something for Gasol. In the past two games Kawhi Leonard has been held out of the lineup, Gasol has averaged 17 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. It would be crazy to think this type of production could continue for Gasol, but then again he just posted two consecutive monster games. He should definitely be on fantasy rosters, but it still remains to be seen if he can produce at a higher level with Kawhi Leonard on the floor. If Leonard is held out, Gasol would be a safe start.

 

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Pau Gasol will not play on Thursday against the Jazz due to a groin injury. Joffrey Lauvergne and Davis Bertans will pick up some extra minutes in this one. (Source: Jabari Young on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lauvergne is on the DFS radar even in a tough matchup with the Jazz while LaMarcus Aldridge gets a boost with Gasol out.

 

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Pau Gasol is listed as questionable for Thursday against the Jazz due to a tight groin suffered in Wednesday's game in which Gasol posted his fifth double-double of the season with 20 points and 17 boards. (Source: Spurs PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It would be a bummer for Gasol to sit out after his 20 and 17 game against the Blazers but coach Popovich is known to sit his veterans during back-to-back sets. If Gasol is out, Joffrey Lauvergne, Rudy Gay, and Davis Bertans will see more run.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 20 points on 8-for-14 shooting including 1-for-3 from beyond the arc and grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds in Wednesday night's 93-91 win over the Trailblazers. Gasol added five assists and two blocks to his impressive stat line over 33 minutes of action. This is the first time in 12 games he's exceeded 20 points, and the first time in six games he's reached double-digits in scoring.

Fantasy Impact: Whoa, where did this come from?! Gasol found some kind of fountain of youth in Portland Wednesday night. This was easily his best performance of the season and it's not close. It also came on the heels of Gasol scoring a combined 12 points in the previous four games, combined! Granted, Kawhi Leonard was held out of the lineup, which will always increase Gasol's production but nobody could have seen this coming. This was definitely an anomaly for him so don't expect games like this going forward, but he is playable in games where Leonard isn't in the lineup.

 

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Pau Gasol finished Monday night's 109-91 win over the Clippers with eight points on 2-for-7 shooting and 12 rebounds in 22 minutes of action. Gasol added three assists, one block and one steal to his stat line. He's now gone four straight without hitting double-digit scoring, but his 12 rebounds are a season-high.

Fantasy Impact: This was quite a night for Gasol in the rebounding category recording a season-high 12. It is the third time in nine games this month he's reached double-digit rebounds. Unfortunately his scoring hasn't kept pace with that production. He's now scored a combined 12 points in the past four games. Right now Gasol is almost exclusively a rebounder, his value has taken a big hit since the return of Kawhi Leonard. Don't expect this trend to change anytime soon.

 

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Pau Gasol was a ghost in Saturday night's 98-96 win over the Mavericks. He recorded one rebound, one assist and zero points on 0-for-4 shooting in 15 minutes of playing time. His 15 minutes of playing time are a season-low.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a real struggle for Gasol lately. He's now scored a combined four points in the past three games, you read that right. This game was the second time in three games he failed to make a shot, and has shot a combined 2-for-12 over the past three. Granted this was the second leg of a back-to-back, but this doesn't explain the two games prior. Gasol is not playable right now in fantasy formats, he's worth rostering just in case but he should not be in any lineups.

 

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Pau Gasol looked out of place in Friday night's 124-109 loss to the Rockets. He ended with four points on 2-for-6 shooting and grabbed just four rebounds, added one assist and one block in 18 minutes of action. This marked his second consecutive game finishing with below five points, attempting just eight shots in the two games combined.

Fantasy Impact: It's become very clear that Gasol will be losing his offensive output to Kawhi Leonard. In the two games Leonard has played Gasol has a combined four points on eight shot attempts. Gasol can safely be benched in each game Leonard plays as it's become clear Gasol's production takes the hardest hit with Leonard's return.

 

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Pau Gasol attempted just two shots in Tuesday night's 95-89 loss to the Mavericks and finished with zero points. Gasol did grab nine rebounds and added two assists over 22 minutes of playing time. His two shot attempts are a season-low and he finished with zero points for the first time all season.

Fantasy Impact: It's no coincidence that this scoring stat line from Gasol matched up with Kawhi Leonard's return. It's clear, even in this extremely small sample size, that Gasol's offensive output will be very limited with Leonard in the lineup. While he remains a good source of rebound production he will offer little else as Leonard's minutes increase going forward.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 14 points on 5-for-10 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds to record his fourth double-double of the season in Friday night's 105-102 win over the Celtics. Gasol also added one steal in 25 minutes of playing time. He's now recorded a double-double in two of the past three games. He's now finished with double-digit scoring in three consecutive games.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has strung together three consecutive good games against teams that rank near the top defensively. He is playing with a lot of energy and producing at a high level considering he averages 25 minutes per game. Gasol is averaging 11 points and seven rebounds per game and will look to continue his form in Saturday's matchup with the Suns.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 15 points on 6-for-13 shooting, including making one of his two three-points and making both of this free-throw attempts. Gasol also grabbed 10 rebounds, dished out four assists and added two blocks in 29 minutes of play. His 46 percent shooting is his highest in four games and he finished in double-digit scoring for the first time in four games.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol battled with Andre Drummond for most of his night, and ended up putting up a very respectable stat line for a 37 year-old vet. His last double-double came 10 games ago, so he was definitely due. It was also nice to see him break out of his mini shooting slump as he finished in single-digit in the previous three games leading up to Monday night. Gasol is averaging 11 points and seven rebounds per game this season and has become a solid fantasy contributor after a sluggish start to the season.

 

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Pau Gasol finished Friday night's 95-79 win over the Grizzlies with eight points on 2-for-6 shooting including missing his lone three-point attempt. Gasol also grabbed eight rebounds, one assist, two blocks and one steal in 29 minutes of playing time. He's now gone two consecutive games in single-digit scoring.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has struggled the past couple games with his scoring, but he's still been able to provide good rebounding production grabbing at least six rebounds in 10 straight games. He's finished in double-digit scoring in three of the past six games, so he has some inconsistencies there, but he's definitely worth a roster spot in all formats as a player with double-double potential every game.

 

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Pau Gasol scored a season-high 25 points on 9-for-14 shooting, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc in Monday night's 115-108 win over the Mavericks. Gasol added six rebounds, four assists and one steal in 35 minutes of playing time. He's now strung together three-straight games in double-digit scoring notching at least 17 points in each game. He's also more aggressive with his shot, attempting at least 11 shots in each of the past three games. He's upped his scoring average to 12.7 for the month of November.

Fantasy Impact: On a night where the Spurs frontcourt players had their way with their opponent Gasol dropped a season-high on the Mavs. He's been red-hot the past three games, in addition to his typical rebounding output, he's averaging 19 points in the past three games. His 35 minutes of playing time were also a season-high as coach Popovich rode the hot hand. Gasol's next matchup may not be so easy against a tough Grizzlies defense on Wednesday night.

 

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Pau Gasol finished Wednesday night's 107-90 loss to the Pelicans with 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting, including making three of his five three-pointers. Gasol also added nine rebounds, one assist, three blocks and one steal in 25 minutes of playing time. His 17 points are his highest in six games and the second most he's scored all season.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol found more room to work as the Pelicans front court seem to hone in on LaMarcus Aldridge. Gasol took advantage of this and put together a nice shooting performance finishing with his highest shooting percentage and point total in six games. It's not all about scoring for him, his nine rebounds are his most in five games and his three blocks ties his high mark in November. He'll almost always provide you with good rebounding, but this game again shows his scoring is very inconsistent.

 

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Pau Gasol attempted just six shots making two of them finishing with six points in Monday night's 96-85 win over the Hawks. He grabbed seven rebounds and failed to record an assist for the first time in 13 games. His 18 minutes of playing marked his lowest total of the season, which also led to his rebounding and point totals to finish below his season average.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol's playing time was limited in Monday night's matchup against the Hawks. He had a tough time finding a rhythm shooting 33 percent from the field which was his lowest in three games. He has now logged five straight games with at least seven rebounds however and his rebounding is always his primary stat. His scoring is inconsistent and secondary to what he provides with rebounding. Keep this in mind when rolling him into lineups.

 

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Pau Gasol finished the 104-101 win over the Thunder with 14 points on 3-for-7 shooting and added eight rebounds, four assists and two blocks to his stat total in 30 minutes of playing time. Two of the three field goals made came from beyond the arc as he shot 2-for-3 from three-point territory. He also found room inside and was able to get to the line six times making all six free-throw attempts. This was the first time in three games Gasol has made a three-pointer and his six free-throw attempts are a season-high.

Fantasy Impact: While Gasol's scoring output can be a little up and down, one thing is for sure and that is his rebounding. Gasol has now gone four straight games grabbing at least eight rebounds and has recorded only one game under seven rebounds. He's also recorded at least four assists in six consecutive games. Gasol provides solid rebounding every game, and can surprise you with his scoring. He has double-double upside in all games.

 

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Pau Gasol shot 55 percent from the field on 5-for-9 shooting finishing with 13 points in Wednesday night's 86-98 loss to the Timberwolves. Gasol also added eight rebounds and dished out four assists over 28 minutes of play. He's now notched at least eight rebounds and four assists in three straight games. This was the fourth time he's finished in double-digit scoring and his 28 minutes were the most in four games.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol saw an uptick in minutes played and used that opportunity to score in double figures for the fourth time in November. He's been very consistent since the start of the season with averages of 10 points and eight rebounds for the months of October and November. This was an encouraging game for Gasol coming in the second night of a back-to-back. Expect decent rebounding numbers from Gasol, but his scoring tends to be a little tough to predict.

 

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Pau Gasol finished with 10 rebounds for the second game in a row in Tuesday night's 97-91 win over the Mavericks. This was Gasol's fourth time over 10 rebounds this season. He also added two points on 1-for-5 shooting and four assists. His five shot attempts are the lowest in six games and he failed to make a three-pointer for the first time in four games going 0-for-2 from beyond the arc.

Fantasy Impact: This game was definitely an offensive struggle for Gasol scoring just two points, which is his lowest output in 12 games. What he lacked in scoring he made up for in rebounding grabbing 10 in just 23 minutes of action. For the most part, Gasol has been very consistent with his rebounding production, but his scoring has been all over the place. When his shot is going down, however, he does have an upside of 15-20 points on any given night.

 

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Pau Gasol took advantage of a soft matchup scoring a season-high 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting including a perfect 3-for-3 from beyond the arc. Gasol also grabbed 10 rebounds and added four assists, one block and two steals in 27 minutes of action in Saturday night's 133-94 blowout of the Bulls.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol looked to take it to his former team and did just that. Hard to take much from this game as a trend, but it was good to see Gasol so active. He's now making 54 percent of his shots taken in the month of November. His 10 rebounds are his highest in five games and the third time this season he's reached double-digit rebounds. Look for him to try to build off this game on Tuesday night against the Mavericks.

 

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Pau Gasol finished Friday night's 94-87 loss to the Bucks with eight points, five rebounds, five assists and one block over 20 minutes. His eight points came on 2-for-6 shooting including 1-for-2 from beyond the arc. His five rebounds are a season low to this point and his 20 minutes are his lowest in nine games.

Fantasy Impact: This was a tough matchup for Gasol facing off with a younger, much more athletic Bucks front court. Gasol has now exceeded double-digit scoring just twice in the past five games. His value comes in other stats, he's averaging just under eight rebounds and four assists per outing. His 20 minutes indicates he's not matchup proof, so keep that in mind when rolling Gasol into any lineup. He should have a better matchup Saturday against the Bulls.

 

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Pau Gasol shot a near perfect 8-for-9 from the field (including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc) totaling 19 points in Tuesday night's win over the Clippers. He also chipped in with eight rebounds and six assists across 28 minutes of play. His 28 minutes played are the most in five games.

Fantasy Impact: This game against the Clippers seems to have served as a "get right" game for a number of Spurs players. Gasol was no exception scoring with ease and playing with confidence. This was easily his most efficient night offensively, but per usual he grabbed at least seven rebounds as he's done the whole season. With Gasol logging at least 25 minutes of playing time in each of the last seven games (only achieved this feat once in the first four games) his opportunity has seen a large increase. That being said Gasol is definitely worth at least a roster spot.

 

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Pau Gasol's offense is struggling now in consecutive games. His 2-for-11 shooting turned into just seven points in Sunday night's 112-95 win over the Suns. His production came on the defensive end grabbing nine rebounds and adding three assists and three blocks logging 26 minutes of playing time.

Fantasy Impact: A couple takeaways from this game for Gasol. He had a season-high 11 shot attempts, but those shot attempts only led to seven points. Secondly, he extended his streak of at least seven rebounds to 10 games. This is where you can expect Gasol to get the majority of his production. His offense has struggled in two games now, but that should come around for a player shooting 47 percent on the season. He can be looked at as a player with double-double upside.

 

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Pau Gasol grabbed double-digit rebounds for just the second time this season totaling 10 in Friday night's 108-101 win over Hornets. Gasol added five points, two blocks and a season-high seven assists in 27 minutes of action. His five shot attempts were his lowest of the season to this point.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol continues to find a way to produce night in and night out. If he struggles offensively he picks up production on the defensive end and vice-versa. This was only his third time in single-digit scoring this season and he hasn't produced less than seven rebounds in a game so far. He's hovered around double-double territory all season which is his upside. He can at least be trusted to rebound well and any scoring he can provide would just be icing on the cake.

 

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Pau Gasol finished Thursday night's loss to the Warriors with 11 points, six rebounds and two assists over 26 minutes of action. Gasol made the most of his opportunities hitting on 5-for-8 of his field goal attempts and 1-for-2 from beyond the arc. He's now recorded five straight games in double figures.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol remains limited simply because of his opportunities. He's averaging eight shot attempts per game and 24 minutes, so his production has to be a result of efficient shooting. That being said he's finished below 40 percent shooting four times out of eight games so far this season. His rebounding production will always be there grabbing at least six rebounds in all games, but be cautious with your expectations from Gasol offensively. His five straight games in double figures is encouraging though so proceed with caution with Gasol.

 

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Pau Gasol continued his streak of now four straight games in double figures. He did shoot a poor 40 percent from the field on 4-for-10 shooting but still managed 11 points as a result. He also grabbed eight rebounds, dished out four assists and added one steal across 25 minutes in Monday night's 108-94 loss to the Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: In a rocky stretch for the Spurs, Gasol has actually been very consistent. He's averaged 13 points and eight rebounds per game over the past four games. It's clear the Spurs don't need to win games for Gasol to produce, and he definitely looks more comfortable in the offense now, attempting 10 shots per game the past two games. Look for Gasol to hover around the double-double area now that he seems to have settled in a bit.

 

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Pau Gasol shot 5-for-7 on the night which led to 12 points. He grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds as well and added one assist across 26 minutes of play in Friday night's 114-87 loss to the Magic.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has now recorded two solid games in a row as it appears he's getting more comfortable with the team. He's now averaging eight points and eight rebounds per game this season while averaging 22 minutes. Gasol seems to be gaining confidence and is worth a look in all formats. Spurs next game is Sunday against the Pacers.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 13 on very efficient 5-for-8 shooting. He added nine rebounds, one block and one steal in just 19 minutes of play Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: While Gasol did set season-highs with 13 points and nine rebounds, he did not record an assist and played the fewest minutes he has to this point in the season. He is struggling offensively shooting 36.7 percent from the field and averaging less than eight points a game. Keep an eye on him as the season progresses and his role develops.

 

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Pau Gasol finished with 10 points, seven rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes of play.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol broke into double-digit scoring for the first time this season. Don't expect much out of Gasol going forward, however, keep in mind this game was against a terrible Bulls' team.

 

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Pau Gasol finished with just five points, four rebounds and three assists in Friday night's win over the Rockets. Gasol attempted just five shots in 28 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: It was a very sloppy game for Pau who had six turnovers. This was a disappointing performance, but may be more of an accurate depiction of what he will be this season. He's failed to reach 10 points or 10 rebounds in any game this preseason so buyer beware. His upside in any fantasy format is extremely limited.

 

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Pau Gasol finished with six points on 3-for-5 shooting with seven rebounds, four assists and a block in 23 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Magic.

Fantasy Impact: Another year in this system will make Pau more comfortable, however, his best years are behind him. This was a productive game, but his role will offer limited upside.

 

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Pau Gasol has agreed to a three-year deal to return to the Spurs. Gasol could see a few more minutes this season with Dewayne Dedmon moving on but Rudy Gay could take a few minutes with Aldridge at the five. Gasol will see a similar role as last season as a role player. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gasol was one of the biggest fantasy busts last season so his stock is at its all-time low. Look for Gasol in late rounds of re-draft leagues especially if he can start at center.

 

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Pau Gasol will decline his player option for next season worth over $16 million with the intention to re-sign with the team on a long-term deal. Gasol is now 36 years old coming off a down season so a restructure of his contract would go a long way for the Spurs to bring in more talent. Gasol probably feels he has one more three or four year deal left in him before retirement. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gasol was one of the biggest fantasy busts in the previous season and with that said he even lost his starting job to Dewayne Dedmon. Dedmon is a free agent so he may get the starting job back but he should be avoided until late in drafts at best.

 

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Pau Gasol posted a double-double in Game 3 against the Warriors as he finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds in only 21 minutes. Gasol shot well from the floor going 6-of-11 and missing his only three-point attempt. Gasol added one assist but two turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol will be leaned on more with the news that David Lee is out for the season. Gasol is a solid cheap DFS center for the playoffs. However, his season could be over after Game 4 as the Spurs are down 3-0.

 

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Pau Gasol had his best game of the series on Thursday scoring 10 points and grabbing 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the playoffs. Gasol shot 5-of-11 from the field and swatted three shots during 29 minutes of the Spurs 114-75 victory over the Rockets.

Fantasy Impact: With Kawhi Lenoard (ankle) out on Thursday, Gasol saw an increase in minutes and fantasy production. He finished the series with the Rockets averaging 7.7 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. Gasol averaged 10.0 points and 6.3 rebounds in three games versus the Warriors during the regular season but could see an increased role in the Western Conference Finals.

 

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Pau Gasol wasn't a huge factor in Monday's blowout loss to the Rockets, scoring six points on 2-for-3 shooting (0-for-1 from three, 2-for-2 on free throws) while grabbing six rebounds and dishing an assist with two steals.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol, Kyle Anderson and Dejounte Murray were the only Spurs to shoot any better than 42.9% in the ugly loss. Gasol hasn't been spectacular off the bench for San Antonio, but he provides an interesting DFS value pick with high upside.

 

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Pau Gasol played 16 minutes off the bench for the Spurs in Tuesday night's 116-103 Game 5 win over Memphis. Gasol scored nine points on 3-for-5 shooting (1-for-2 three-point shooting, 2-for-3 from the charity stripe), adding a pair each of assists and rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Like fellow big LaMarcus Aldridge, Gasol has struggled in the playoffs, shooting 44 percent with an 8/6 per game average in 24 minutes. Gasol will turn it around in time, and go back to being a very solid option on a nightly basis for DFS.

 

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Pau Gasol will join LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard as resting on Friday against Dallas. Dewayne Dedmon will start again at center with David Bertans and David Lee seeing more minutes. (Source: Spurs on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lee, Bertains, Dedmon and even Joel Anthony will all see more minutes and a boost. Lee is the best frontcourt DFS play for the Spurs on Friday.

 

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Pau Gasol played 31 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's win over Memphis, 95-89. He scored 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting and pulled down 11 rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: This was his second consecutive double-double and 11th of the season. He is averaging 6.0 minutes less per game this season and his production has suffered.

 

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Pau Gasol played very well in the Spurs' Wednesday night loss to Golden State, scoring 18 points on 5-for-11 shooting (1-for-2 from three-point range and 7-for-8 from the free-throw line), also adding eight rebounds, five assists, and one blocks and steals each in 26 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: In a game against a very good defensive team where most of his teammates struggled a bit, Gasol put forth a great effort off the bench, leading the team in rebounding and tying for the lead in assists. Gasol will continue to be the very strong player he's been all season heading into the NBA playoffs.

 

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Pau Gasol contributed nine points on 40 percent shooting from the field in the Spurs' 97-90 win over the Grizz on Thursday. The big Spaniard added four rebounds, a block, a steal and a triple in 26 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol didn't have one of his best games for the Spurs on Thursday night, but he's been a solid contributor for Poppovich's team this season as he continues to average about 12 points and seven rebounds per game for the playoff-bound Spurs. Don't be surprised if Pop decides to start resting Gasol down the stretch to preserve the big man for the playoffs.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 12 points on 5-for-10 shooting, adding five rebounds, three assists, two three-pointers, one steal and one block in Wednesday's 106-110 loss to the Trail Blazers.

Fantasy Impact: The return of LaMarcus Aldridge to the starting lineup hurts Gasol's outlook for the rest of the season, and stat lines like this will likely be the standard procedure for him.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 10 points on 3-for-8 shooting with, seven rebounds, three assists and one block over 20 minutes in Saturday's 107-85 win over the Warriors.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has struggled to find minutes in the Spurs rotation since coming back from injury at the All-Star break. He is averaging 23 minutes over that span. With LaMarcus Aldridge out indefinitely it could mean more playing time for the veteran forward. If he can get up to 30 minutes he is a must-own in standard fantasy leagues and a good play in DFS.

 

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Pau Gasol scored just eight points on 3-for-12 shooting with six rebounds, one assist, one block and one three-pointer in just 17 minutes in Monday's win over the Rockets.

Fantasy Impact: This was not a good performance by Gasol who sat most of the game due to matchup issues. He has been playing well since the All-Star break averaging 16 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 blocks and 2.0 three-pointers over five games.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 18 points on 4-for-7 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, two three-pointers and two blocks across 20 minutes in Wednesday's 100-99 win over the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has shown no signs of rust in his third game back after missing 15 games with a finger injury. He is averaging 16.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in his return. He is currently a good value in DFS but beware as he could sit or get rested.

 

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Pau Gasol will start and play on Friday against the Clippers after missing the previous 15 games due to surgery on his hand. Gasol hasn't played well this season but he's no longer one of the top options on offense as Kawhi Leonard and LaMarcus Aldridge take a majority of the shots. Gasol is there for his rebounding and defensive attributes while providing a veteran presence. (Source: ESPN.com)

Fantasy Impact: Gasol can be plugged back into your lineups but his down season could continue. Gasol is more daily worthy when LaMarcus Aldridge sits. Shy away from him in DFS play. Gasol is worth an add if you need rebounding and if he was dropped in your league.

 

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Pau Gasol expected to play Friday

Wed, Feb 22nd 10:31am EST
By Brad Richter

Pau Gasol is expected to be available for Friday's game against the Clippers after missing the previous 15 games with a fractured left hand. (Source: San Antonio Express)

Fantasy Impact: The return of Gasol will result in a battle for minutes between the Spurs' big men with Gasol, Dewayne Dedmon and David Lee vying for minutes. The emergence of Dedmon who has posted double-digit rebounds in six of his last eight games should assure him of some minutes off the bench going forward and could limit the minutes Gasol plays the rest of the season. For now, consider holding onto Dedmon if you have the roster space in a deep league and adding Gasol. Both will be risky GPP options in DFS.

 

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Pau Gasol will join the Spurs for their road trip but will not play until after the All-Star break, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports. Gasol has missed the Spurs' past 11 games with a broken finger (Source: Jeff McDonald on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners of Gasol will have to wait a little bit longer for the veteran PF to return to action. The Spurs' first game after the break comes Feb. 24 against the Clippers. Hopefully, Gasol will be ready to go.

 

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Pau Gasol (finger) may participate in a game prior to the All-Star break, Paul Garcia of ProjectSpurs.com reports. Coach Gregg Popovich noted that Gasol might be ahead of schedule in his recovery, and he could see the floor prior to the All-Star break, or right after. (Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has missed eight games now with his injured finger. The Spurs are usually cautious so it would not be surprising if they hold back the veteran forward until after the break. Gasol is having a subpar season for him averaging just 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds.

 

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Pau Gasol broke the fourth metacarpal in his left hand in pregame warmups on Thursday and will likely be out indefinitely. It's hard to believe this happened before the game started, but also explains why he headed to the locker room with David Lee starting in his place on Thursday. (Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Gasol out, David Lee, Dwayne Dedmon and LaMarcus Aldridge all get a boost with Lee and Dedmon likely switching in the starting five. Gasol can be stashed on your IR spot. It's also a slight boost for Kawhi Leonard in the rebounding category.

 

Pau Gasol played just 17 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Wolves, scoring three points with five rebounds, one assist, and one turnover.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol is seeing his minutes reduced as he is only averaging 23 minutes over his last three games resulting in a drop in his production. Fantasy owners should be patient with the veteran as even with the cut in playing time he is still averaging eight rebounds.

 

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Pau Gasol scored six points on 3-for-9 shooting with 11 rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes in the loss to the Bucks on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: It looked like Gasol may step up in the offense on Tuesday when LaMarcus Aldridge had to miss the game with an illness. That did not happen. Gasol struggled with his shot and did not do much for fantasy owners other than grab rebounds. He is having a tough stretch but should still be owned in all leagues for his ability to grab rebounds and block shots.

 

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Pau Gasol scored five points on 1-for-6 shooting, four rebounds, four blocks and three assists across 19 minutes during an 110-82 victory over the Raptors on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol only played 19 minutes as the Spurs were able to blow out the Raptors. Gasol has been playing well of late and over the last two weeks, he is averaging 27 minutes with 13.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting, 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block Tuesday in Wednesday's win over the Suns.

Fantasy Impact: The 36-year-old big man has been gobbling up rebounds lately. Gasol is averaging 9.8 rebounds to go with 1.3 blocks over the last two weeks. His minutes are down this season and he misses a game for rest every so often but Gasol is still putting up enough numbers to be owned in all leagues.

 

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Paul Gasol will miss Friday's game and rest. It's the second game of a back-to-back set so coach Pop is known for this move and it's Gasol's turn to rest. Dwayne Dedmon and David Lee will see additional minutes. (Source: Tom Osborn on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Gasol out, LaMarcus Aldridge receives a boost along with David Lee and Dwayne Dedmon.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 21 points on 6-for-12 shooting, nine rebounds, two assists and two blocks over 32 minutes in Thursday's 106-101 loss to the Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol had a strong night on Thursday for the Spurs and fantasy owners. Unfortunately, Coach Gregg Popovich said after Thursday's game that Pau Gasol (rest) will not play against the Blazers on Friday. The occasional rest hurts Gasol's fantasy value as the Spurs try to keep him sharp going into the stretch run.

 

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Pau Gasol scored seven points on 3-for-7 shooting with 14 rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in 24 minutes during Sunday's 113-100 win over the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol is averaging a career-low 26.7 minutes a game this season as the Spurs are trying to preserve the veteran power forward for the post season. His stats are all career lows but he is still scoring and rebounding enough to be owned in most fantasy leagues. Just be prepared for Gasol to sit periodically for rest.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 17 points with 13 rebounds, six assists, two steals, one block and one three-pointer in 35 minutes against the Celtics on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: After starting the season off slowly, Gasol has seen an uptick in his minutes which in turn has increased his production. Gasol has averaged over 30 minutes a game over the last two week. Expect the Spurs to continue to lean on him but there will be times during back-to-back games that the team will sit him.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 15 points on 6-for-13 shooting with six rebounds, four assists, and a block in a win over the Nets on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol only needed to play 25 minutes on Saturday as the Spurs blew out the Nets. After a slow start to the season, Gasol is really coming on and over the last two weeks is averaging 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

 

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Pau Gasol efficient in win

Tue, Dec 6th 9:18am EST
By Blaine Blontz

Pau Gasol made the most of his time on the court Monday, narrowly missing a double-double (15 points, nine rebounds) to go with an assist and a block over 27 minutes.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has been inconsistent this season, as the Spurs are clearly limiting the veteran. He's seeing just over 26 minutes per game, and this has impacted his fantasy production, having him check in well below his career averages.

 

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Pau Gasol was held to only six points and six rebounds in a loss to the Magic. He was outplayed by Dewayne Dedmon (six points and eight rebounds) in less action. Gasol added three assists.

Fantasy Impact: With Dedmon's return, Gasol's value will take a slite dip. There's no way Gasol can live up to his ADP. Gasol is a sell candidate depending on what you can get in return.

 

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Pau Gasol was held without a point (0-for-5 FG, 0-for-1 3PT) and had five rebounds, two assists, and one block across 17 minutes in Wednesday's 109-103 loss to the Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: It was a bit of a surprise to see Gasol's playing time cut as he had played 28 or more minutes in his previous seven games. This could be a case of coach Gregg Popovich trying to preserve the veteran big man for playing in back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday.

 

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The Spurs beat the Mavericks in the fourth quarter to win 96-91 on Monday. Pau Gasol started at center and played 27 minutes. He scored 16 points, grabbed eight rebounds and added two assists. He also had three turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has been better as of late. He has taken some time to find his role on this team. He is not as good of a fantasy asset as he was last year with the Bulls, but he should be owned in most leagues. He is somewhat of a value play most nights in DFS too.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in 31 minutes of Monday's win over the Heat. Gasol came away from Monday's game against the Heat with a sore neck after taking a hard foul underneath the basket in the third quarter, Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol kept playing despite the sore neck so it does not sound too serious. Being the Spurs though do not be surprised if Gasol sits on Wednesday when the team faces the Kings. Keep an eye on updates.

 

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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.

Fantasy Impact: This is a classic Gasol line that fantasy owners are used too. Since joining the Spurs this season his minutes have dropped drastically as the team is looking to save veteran for deep into the season. There will be nights like Friday but Gasol will not see the playing time this year to be the top 50 player he has been in previous years.

 

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Gasol said "He understands he will not be a focal point on offense and he will focus on being a defensive minded player for the Spurs." So far that has been the case even including against the Jazz. Gasol scored only eight points but did have eight rebounds, three blocks and two assists.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol ADP will be tough to come by with him averaging only 9.2 PPG. The blocks and rebounds will help but you may want to see what you can get for him in a trade.

 

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Pau Gasol finished with two points, four rebounds, and one assist on 1-of-4 shooting in Tuesday's easy win over the Warriors.

Fantasy Impact: Warriors center Zaza Pachulia didn't play much so Gasol was mainly just used to spell LaMarcus Aldridge Tuesday night. This is similar to how Tim Duncan was used against the Warriors last year. Gasol will get more playing time than this usually and he will become a bigger part of the offense as he gets more comfortable in the system. No reason to fret here.

 

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Free agent Pau Gasol is finalzing a deal with the San Antonio Spurs. (Source: Andrian Wojnarowski on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After the Warriors got Kevin Durant we obivously had to see the Spurs battle back with a signing of their own. The addition of Gasol gives the Spurs their new set of twin towers with Aldridge and Pau. They should easily outrebound the rest of the NBA- it's a matter of staying healthy. Pau should remain one of the top big men in fantasy basketball.

 

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ESPN reporter Marc Stein reports that Chicago Bulls Center Pau Gasol has declined his 2016-17 option and will enter the free agency market. (Source: Marc Stein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While Gasol clearly isn’t the player that he once was with the Lakers and Grizzlies, he still has plenty to offer. Gasol has averaged a double double the past two seasons with the Bulls and should still be a top 20 fantasy player because of his double double, rebounding, and shot blocking abilities.

 

Chicago was in a must-win situation on Thursday. They were two games behind the Pacers for the final playoff spot. Pau Gasol and the Bulls pulled through and came back to beat the Rockets after being down nine points late in the third quarter. Gasol finished with a double-double as he scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. He also added three assists, a steal and a block. However, he finished with an uncharacteristically six turnovers. Coupled with a Pacers loss to the Magic, the Bulls are now one game out of the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol finished with a weak double-double and did not have the best of nights. He had six turnovers which is not like him. As bad as that sounds, he makes up for it in so many other categories. Gasol is a must play in yearly. However, he has a tough matchup against the Pistons on Saturday and there should be better DFS options at center.

 

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Gasol will be rested tonight when the Bulls face the Knicks. Gasol has been on a minutes restriction playing just 25 minutes in each of his last two games due to a knee injury. (Source: Stefan Bondy on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Gasol out, Taj Gibson and Bobby Portis will get an increase in minutes and are both worth consideration for DFS lineups.

 

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Pau Gasol is active tonight and we be limited to 24 minutes tonight vs. New York. (Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pau is getting a decent amount of playing time tonight, but you may want to wait a game or two to deploy him in DFS.

 

Pau Gasol was limited to 25 minutes on Monday, but still managed to score 14 points and grab 14 boards for a double-double. He also added three assists and three blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol is an unbelievable fantasy talent with the Bulls. He averages a double-double and helps in so many categories. He should be starting in yearly every night he plays and can be a great second-tier salary option in DFS.

 

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Pau Gasol to return this week

Mon, Mar 21st 11:05am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Pau Gasol is expected to return to action this week, potentially as soon as Monday night. Gasol is recovering from a knee injury. (Source: CSN Chicago)

Fantasy Impact: While he could be back Monday, it looks more likely that he'll return Wednesday as the team continues to take a precautious approach with the veteran. Owners should assume that Pau will see his normal share of minutes and usage whenever he is able to return.

 

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Pau Gasol will miss a "few more' games due to his injured right knee, according to the team. His return time frame remains unclear. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It appears the swelling in his knee continues to be an issue, and it's not clear when he'll be able to return. This is awful timing for fantasy owners, and it's still unknown if Gasol will be able to return before the end of the fantasy playoffs. He's worth holding for now until his return time frame becomes clearer.

 

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Pau Gasol won't travel with the Bulls on their current road trip, meaning the big man will miss Chicago's next two games on Monday and Wednesday. Gasol is dealing with a knee injury. An MRI didn't show any structural damage, as it seems Gasol is dealing with only swelling at this point. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It's good news there isn't structural damage, but this is poor timing overall for fantasy owners. Hopefully Gasol will be able to return after the two games off.

 

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The Bulls were outperformed by the Spurs on Thursday. The Bulls struggled on defense once again and find themselves struggling at the wrong time of the year. Pau Gasol had a nice game offensively though. He put up 21 points on 50 percent shooting. He also grabbed 12 rebounds and handed out four assists for a double-double on the night.

Fantasy Impact: Pau Gasol continues to put up top-50 value in fantasy. He should be deployed any time he plays and makes a solid option in daily fantasy too.

 

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Gasol did a little bit of everything for the Bulls on Monday in their 100-90 win over the Bucks. Gasol had 12 points, 17 rebounds, 13 assists and five blocked shots in his 35 minutes of action.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol registered his second triple-double in his last five games on Monday. In 13 games without Jimmy Butler in the lineup this season, Gasol is averaging 17.2 points, 11.3 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game.

 

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Chicago is now 30-30 on the season and find themselves going in the wrong direction in the playoff hunt. Pau Gasol had a bad night compared to his season averages. He finished with 12 points, five rebounds, an assist and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol had a bad night in fantasy. He has delivered much higher value most of the year. Do not hesitate to continue to use him though. Gasol is a top-50 fantasy player and he should turn his stats around. His DFS value is lessening though because he is not returning enough value based on his price point.

 

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The Chicago Bulls did not show up defensively on Tuesday. They allowed the Heat to score 129 points and are now only one game above .500. Pau Gasol had a decent individual night offensively. Gasol finished one rebound shy of a double-double. He scored 15 points, grabbed nine rebounds and handed out six assists. Unfortunately, Gasol was dominated by Hassan Whiteside who scored 26 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol is a top center in the NBA and should be played in all formats. He makes for a solid DFS option most nights as well. He will hold more value with Jimmy Butler out, but even when he returns Gasol is a top-50 fantasy player.

 

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Pau Gasol will play Friday

Fri, Feb 26th 6:42pm EST
By Dale Redman

Pau Gasol will start on Friday. Gasol was dealing with an illness but managed to play with it on Wednesday. (Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This should be no surprise as Gasol was probable. With Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler out, Gasol will be the focus of the Bulls offense against a tough Hawks' frontcourt.

 

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The Bulls came out and fought hard for their win on Wednesday. With Derrick Rose a late scratch, it was a true team effort as seven players scored double-digit point totals. Pau Gasol earned another double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds. He also ended only one assist away from a triple-double.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol played a great game for a guy who was a game-time decision hours before tipoff. Gasol is tied for fifth in the league with 32 double-doubles. He has continued to thrive on this Bulls team and has been a top-50 fantasy option. Whether Derrick Rose returns or not for the Bulls' game on Friday, Gasol could make a good DFS option at center.

 

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Coach Holberg said that Pau is still feeling sick and is a game time decision to play tonight. (Source: Nick Friedell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Gasol is able to go, he is going to be relied on heavily. If he cannot go, look for Taj, Bobby Portis and Derrick Rose to see a big bump in minutes and usage.

 

The Bulls did not look good again Thursday night. They started out flat and struggled to find a rhythm. Pau Gasol had a below average individual night, but finished one rebound shy of a double-double. Gasol ended with 14 points, nine rebounds, four assists and a block.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has been great for fantasy owners this year. He is averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds per game. The Bulls failed to move Gasol before the trade deadline, which means Gasol should continue to play at this year's level. Continue starting him in yearly and consider him as one of the better center options in DFS.

 

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The Bulls are actively attempting to trade veteran big man Pau Gasol. Gasol represents essentially a two-month rental as he's planning to opt out of the final year of his contract and hit the free agent market. For his part, he's expressed interest in re-signing with the Bulls and hopes not to be traded. (Source: Yahoo Sports)

Fantasy Impact: While the Bulls have discussed the veteran with many teams, the Kings appear to be the potential suitor for Gasol that continues to come up. It would be hard to judge the fantasy impact until a deal were consummated and new roles are known.

 

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Chicago has not looked good in Jimmy Butler's absence. They are now on a four game losing streak and find themselves only two games over .500. Pau Gasol seems to be their only consistent contributor. On Wednesday, Gasol finished with another double-double. He scored 20 points and grabbed 10 boards. He also had five assists.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol is an unbelievable fantasy talent. Although his scoring average for the season is 17.0 points compared to his 18.3 career average, Gasol is averaging a double-double for the year. He has great peripheral stats due to his high rebound totals and blocks. Roll with Gasol every night he plays and he is an elite option with Jimmy Butler out for three to four weeks.

 

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The Chicago Bulls came out flat on Monday. They allowed 38 points to Charlotte in the first quarter and could not catch up. With both Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler not playing, Pau Gasol led the way for the Bulls. Gasol finished with 22 points and 10 rebounds to secure a double-double. He also added three blocks, seven assists and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: This was a great fantasy performance for Gasol, and probably the closest to a triple-double he will ever see this year. Fantasy owners should be glad to see he was not bothered by his hand injury. Gasol is a must start in yearly. He is always a strong DFS option too.

 

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Pau Gasol was able to return to action this weekend, but he continues to experience soreness in his injured left hand. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: This isn't a setback, and the team said it expects Gasol to play a normal share of minutes until he shows regression. Still, owners will want to monitor the big man until he's no longer required to wear the additional protection on his hand that he's been sporting.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 19 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in the Bulls 105-96 loss to the Jazz.

Fantasy Impact: Pau put up stats across the board and he seems to be locked into his role on offensive. Plug and play into your fantasy lineups.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 19 points with 17 rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in the Bulls 89-84 loss to the Heat.

Fantasy Impact: Pau is fourth in the association in double-doubles and the best priced at DFS sites that awards the point boost. Roll with Pau whenever possible in your lineups.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 25 points with 10 rebounds, six assists,one steal, and one block in the Bulls 96-83 win over the Cavaliers.

Fantasy Impact: This is the Pau we have come to expect to show up in games. It was a nice bounce back game after two subpar outings. Keep Pau in your lineups as he is a double-double threat every game he starts.

 

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Pau Gasol scored one point with eight rebounds and one block in the Bulls 125-94 loss to the Warriors

Fantasy Impact: This was one of, if not the worst game of Pau's career. The good news is that they do not play the Warriors every night, so Gasol is primed for a bounce back game.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 17 points with eight rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and one steal in the 83-77 loss to the Mavericks.

Fantasy Impact: Pau returned to the lineup after a night off. Pau posted a solid line that pretty much represents his fantasy floor. Start him whenever possible.

 

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The Bulls have now lost all three games since teammate, Joakim Noah returned from a shoulder injury. One guy you can constantly count on however is Pau Gasol. He now has 20 double-doubles on the season. He finished Tuesday's game with 10 points and 14 rebounds. He also padded his stats with four blocks, five assists and a steal.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol is a must start in all formats. He is a great DFS option most nights too. He can help in multiple categories. Gasol is averaging a double-double this year and two blocks a game. He finds himself just inside the top 30 and is a nice piece to have on your roster.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 15 points with 10 rebounds, one assist, and one block in the Bulls 114-100 loss to the Wizards.

Fantasy Impact: Pau continues to be a double-double machine this season. The only time he should be out of your lineups is days the Bulls do not play.

 

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The Bulls put up 117 points as they beat the Bucks for their fifth straight win. Pau Gasol helped lead the way with a double-double. Gasol scored 26 points, while grabbing 11 rebounds. He also added five assists, three blocks and a steal. Unfortunately, he had four turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Turnovers aside, this was a great performance for Gasol. He has done well this year with providing blocks in the paint, and he is tied for fifth in double-doubles. Gasol is a top 20 fantasy option and has great DFS value too.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 19 points with 13 rebounds, six assists, and four blocks in the 115-113 win over the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: Pau is just a double-double machine logging his 17th on the year. Gasol is one of the most consistent forwards in all of fantasy. Keep him in your lineups.

 

Pau Gasol scored 17 points with eight rebounds,four assists, and two blocks in the 108-81 win over the Knicks.

Fantasy Impact: Considering Pau shot 5-for-17 from the field, he actually put up a decent fantasy line. Just chalk it up to an off night and keep plugging away with the Spaniard.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 13 points with 11 rebounds, three blocks, and one assist in the Bulls 102-100 win over the Pacers.

Fantasy Impact: Pau is currently fifth in the league with double-doubles on the year. He is in the midst of an all-star season so just keep him plugged in your lineups and enjoy the ride.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 22 points with seven rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and one steal in 104-97 win over the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: Pau is putting together an all-star season right before our eyes. Offense will always flow through Gasol as a first or second option. Keep him in your lineups as a solid building block for your roster.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 18 points with nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks, and one steal in the 118-111 loss.

Fantasy Impact: Pau has spoiled us this season into expecting a double-double every game. The Spaniard is clearly match-up proof and will get his no matter what. Keep rolling with Gasol in your lineups.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 21 points with 13 rebounds, six assists, and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Pau is tied for fifth in the league in double-doubles (14). Pau has one of the highest floors in fantasy and is an excellent building block for fantasy lineups.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 20 points with nine rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in the 105-102 loss to the Nets.

Fantasy Impact: The only people upset with his stats are the people who get bonus points for double-doubles. Pau is one of the most consistent performers in fantasy. Keep plugging him in all your lineups.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 30 points with 15 rebounds, five assists and five blocks in 147-143 loss to the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: Pau (fifth in double-doubles) did his best to try and keep up with Andre Drummond (first in double-doubles) but just fell short. Pau maintains a high fantasy floor night in and out. Unless you have a top five center, keep him plugged in to your starting lineup.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 10 points with 14 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in the Bulls' 98-85 win over the Grizzlies.

Fantasy Impact: Pau is tied for fifth in the league in double-doubles on the season. Keep him plugged in your season long/ DFS leagues.

 

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Pau Gasol scores 13 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and two blocks in the Bulls 115-96 win over the Sixers.

Fantasy Impact: While below his average in points and rebounds, the Spaniard did drop six dimes while teammate Noah was a rebound vacuum. Continue to start in all formats.

 

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Pau Gasol scores 18 points, grabs 11 rebounds, and two assists in the Bulls 98-94 win over the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: This is Gasol's 12th double double of the year. Pau continues to produce night in and out. Keep the Spaniard in your season long and DFS lineups.

 

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Pau Gasol had another great game on Thursday. He led the Bulls with 24 points by shooting 10-19 from the floor. He also hit all three of his three-point attempts. It seems there is nothing Gasol cannot do right now. Gasol also finished with six rebounds, two steals and two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has been on fire lately. He is having another great year already with the Bulls. He is currently tied with many others for sixth in the league with 11 double-doubles on the year. He continues to prove he should be used every night and is also a great DFS option.

 

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Pau Gasol scored 16 points, grabbed 15 boards, dished out four assists, had one steal, and two blocks in a 105-100 loss to the Celtics.

Fantasy Impact: Pau is fast becoming a double-double cyborg, dropping his fifth straight and 11th overall. Lock him into your lineup and enjoy the ride.

 

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Pau Gasol had a dominant performance on Wednesday night. His production helped carry the Bulls to a 99-90 win over the Nuggets. Gasol scored 26 points while grabbing an unbelievable 19 rebounds. He was 12-19 from the floor and added three assists.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol is a force to be reckoned with on many nights. He led the league in double-doubles last year and is off to a great start again this season. He is a must-own and must-play player.

 

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Pau Gasol had a solid showing in Monday's win over the Spurs. He tallied yet another double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 13 rebounds to go along with four assists, three blocks and a steal.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol continues to average a double-double on the season. While those around him struggled Monday, Pau stepped up and filled the stat sheet.

 

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Pau Gasol and the Bulls held off a late run by the Suns to win 103-97. Gasol had a good night shooting the ball. He scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He also finished with a block, an assist, and two steals.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol has been great all year. He is typically a double-double machine. He needs to consistently grab more boards, but he is a great scoring center. Gasol should be in your lineup every time the Bulls play.

 

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Pau Gasol had a great night against the 76ers on Monday. Gasol grabbed nine rebounds and scored 16 points. He was 7-17 from the floor. Gasol had an astounding six blocks on the night too.

Fantasy Impact: Pau Gasol was a stat machine on Monday. He was one rebound short of a double-double. He dominated the paint with his six blocks. He now has 15 blocks on the year, which is almost two blocks a game. Gasol is a great fantasy option and will be on many playoff fantasy teams this season.

 

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Pau Gasol and the Bulls finished off the Thunder on Thursday night with a 104-98 victory. Gasol had a decent night. He was 5-12 from the floor and finished with 11 points. He also had a block and grabbed 10 rebounds to finish with a double-double; his second of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol led the league in double-doubles in 2014 with 54. He is off to a slower start this season, but should still be near the top of the league in this category by the year's end. Gasol is a must start for any fantasy lineup. He will add to your rebounds and blocks total, plus he should score in double-digits most nights.

 

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Pau Gasol was two rebounds short of a double-double on Tuesday. Gasol grabbed eight boards, had 13 points and three assists on Tuesday. He played 23 minutes as the Bulls lost 105-130.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol is a legit double-double machine. He should be owned in every format and played no matter the matchup. From a fantasy perspective it would be nice to see Gasol get more defensive stats, but you cannot sit him. At this point there are better options for daily lineups, but Gasol could make for a decent contrarian pick at times.

 

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Chicago Bulls C Pau Gasol finished tied with Nikola Mirotic with 16 points in Sunday night's 92-87 win over the Magic at the United Center.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol had eight of his 16 points in the first quarter alone. He also added eight rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal in just 24 minutes on the floor. Bench C Joakim Noah tied him in minutes with 24. Gasol shot 7-of-14 from the field, 0-of-2 from 3-point land and 2-of-2 from the FT line.

 

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Pau Gasol helped the Bulls in many ways on Friday. He finished with his first double-double of the regular season. Gasol grabbed 12 rebounds, 16 points and three assists.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol had a great fantasy night. He was dominant with his rebounding and scored a good amount of points. He even had a few assists. Gasol is one of the better centers in the NBA and should be starting every time the Bulls have a game.

 

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After adding only two points in Tuesday's season opener, Chicago Bulls C Pau Gasol had 16 points and nine rebounds in 30 minutes in a Wednesday night win over the Nets.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol shot 7-of-11 from the field and 2-of-2 from the FT stride. He also had three assists and a block. Gasol did however, have a team-high three turnovers. He should be in for a nice night on Friday against Detroit.

 

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Chicago Bulls C Pau Gasol connected on just 1-of-7 shots from the floor for two points in Tuesday night's season opener against the Cavs.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol played 32 minutes and added a game-high six blocks as the team combined for nine total. The Cavs had seven in total. Gasol also had two rebounds and a steal. His block of LeBron James in the closing seconds was huge as the Bulls pulled out the win.

 

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Pau Gasol did not have a great offensive night. He was only 1-7 shooting from the field. He also only had two rebounds. However, he came up huge defensively with six blocks; the most important one coming when he blocked Lebron James with 3.6 seconds left in the game. The Bulls ended up winning 97-95.

Fantasy Impact: Pau Gasol is usually a defensive liability in the paint. He had an uncharacteristic night as he only made one basket and only grabbed two rebounds. He did not help anyone in the shooting percentage category. However, his six blocks should help any team win the blocks category. Gasol averaged a double-double last season and is a must start every night he plays.

 

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Chicago Bulls F/C Pau Gasol sat out Monday's preseason loss to Charlotte. According to Bulls play-by-play announcer Chuck Swirsky, the 35-year-old was out due to "general soreness."

Fantasy Impact: He's only played in three preseason games this year averaging 19 MPG. Expect the Bulls to continue to limit his minutes when he's back on the court.

 

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Chicago Bulls PF Pau Gasol had 14 points in 22 minutes of Monday's preseason loss to New Orleans.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol shot 5-of-11 from the field, 2-of-3 from 3-point land and 2-of-2 from the FT line. He's shooting 3-pointers more under Fred Hoiberg and that's something to keep an eye on as we head into the regular season later this month. Gasol also had seven assists, a block and an assist.

 

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In Saturday night's 114-105 win in Winnipeg over the Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls PF Pau Gasol made his preseason debut after sitting out the first two games. He had eight points.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol shot 2-of-5 from the field, 1-of-3 from 3-point land and 3-of-3 from the FT stride in 16 minutes. He also had four rebounds, two blocks, an assist, a steal and two turnovers. He should play limited minutes for the entire preseason.

 

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Chicago Bulls PF Pau Gasol was inactive for Tuesday night's preseason opener against the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: It remains to be seen if Gasol will play much this preseason. As important as it is to get Gasol comfortable in coach Fred Hoiberg's new system in place it's equally important to keep the 35-year-old healthy. Expect more DNPs from Gasol on the Bulls' box scores this preseason.

 

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The 15-year pro enjoyed a career season in Chicago after signing with the Bulls this past off-season. He averaged 34.4 minutes, 18.5 points and 11.8 rebounds — a career-high. On Thursday, he was named to the all-NBA second team. (Source: Sun-Times)

Fantasy Impact: This is his third all-NBA nomination and the fifth season where he was named an All-Star. Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Lamarcus Aldridge and DeMarcus Cousins all were named to the second-team with Gasol. Gasol will turn 35 in July, but don't expect him to slow down anytime soon. He is worth the investment in 15'.

 

Gasol had eight points, five rebounds and an assist in the season-ending Game 6 loss to the Cavs.

Fantasy Impact: He was 3-8 in 24 minutes and brought a spark to the Bulls front court early on. But his left hamstring strain clearly kept him limited all night. He should be back healthy next year fresh off an All-Star campaign. He is a top fantasy option at his position.

 

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Pau Gasol ruled out for Game 5

Tue, May 12th 5:44pm EDT
By Jake Perper

Gasol has been ruled out by the Bulls with his left hamstring strain for Game 5. That means he will have missed the last two games of the series. He could possibly be back for Game 6 on Thursday in Chicago, but that's a big if right now. (Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Bulls missed Gasol's presence in the paint in Game 4 as Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic combined for only nine points in his place. Gasol has averaged 15.1 PPG and 9.9 RPG in nine appearances this postseason. Gibson and Mirotic will asked to do different things, but overall they need to try and fill Gasol's void. Which could be a tough task on the road.

 

Gasol was the first Bulls player at Quicken Loans Arena Tuesday morning doing body weight exercises and stretching as he tested his left hamstring, according to TNT's Rachel Nichols. Coach Tom Thibodeau said Gasol is a game-time decision as he feels a little better. He also said Gasol would have to go through the shootaround and warm up without incident to play. (Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: That seems like a stretch for a guy who just two days ago wasn't able to do anything basketball wise. If he can play it would be a huge boost for the Bulls down low, but either way expect big minutes from Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic. Both need bounce back games after down Game 4's. More news to come on the Gasol front.

 

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Bulls starting PF Pau Gasol was unable to practice on Monday, but head coach Tom Thibodeau said Gasol is a "little better." He should be considered highly questionable for Tuesday night's Game 5. (Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: That's great and all, but hamstring strains are hard to overcome in a short turnaround. Gasol likely won't be a starter even if he suits up which means big minutes for Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic once again. That didn't bode well in Game 4, but both post players are destined for turnarounds. More news to come.

 

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Gasol is listed as questionable for Sunday's Game 4 after suffering a left hamstring injury. He has an MRI set for Saturday. He left Friday's game with roughly seven minutes remaining in the third quarter. He had six points, four rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 22 minutes. (Source: Pro Basketball Talk)

Fantasy Impact: “I’m just hoping that it’s not a bad tear or anything like that. Hamstrings are tricky and dangerous. Just hoping for the best and trying to stay positive," Gasol told NBA.com. If Gasol is unable to go on in Game 4, Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic will soak up his minutes. The two bigs combined for 21 points on 6-12 shooting in 45 total minutes. Gasol is averaging 15.1 PPG, 9.9 RPG and 32.6 MPG in the playoffs, so it won't be easy to replicate that production.

 

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Gasol left the game with just under seven minutes left in the third quarter with a left hamstring injury.

Fantasy Impact: He finished with six points, four rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 22 minutes. Gasol shot 3-7 from the field. It remains to be seen how serious the injury is. He was able to stand at times on the bench as he kept coaching his teammates from the sideline. He is a cautious questionable for Sunday's Game 4 afternoon matchup.

 

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Gasol scored 11 points, but only had four rebounds and two steals in Wednesday's Game 2 loss to the Cavaliers.

Fantasy Impact: He shot 3-8 from the field in 29 minutes as he failed to record a double-double for the second time in eight playoff games this postseason. The Cavs used big Kendrick Perkins often too slow him down and it worked. Gasol has to take more jumpers in Game 3

 

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Gasol added 21 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four blocks in Monday's Game 1 win over Cleveland. He added his seventh double-double of the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: He connected on 10-16 shots from the field in 35 minutes on the floor. Gasol finished with the highest plus/minus (+17). The Cavs let him take his usual 15-18 foot jumpers and he came up big. Gasol is the biggest key to this series.

 

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Gasol failed to record a double-double for the first time this postseason, but he added 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a block in the Game 6 series-clinching win over the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: He played 30 minutes, making 8-12 shots from the field and 3-5 from the FT line. Gasol should have an easier time in Round 2 against Tristan Thompson rather than Kevin Love (shoulder). The Bulls need to get him involved early and often against the Cavs.

 

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Gasol finished with a game-high 25 points along with 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and a steal in Monday's Game 5 loss to the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: He was the most aggressive Bulls player down low as Milwaukee played brutally tough defense on them all night long. Gasol shot 9-15 from the field in 33 minutes and was by far the best player on the court for the Bulls. Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic combined for 15 points in 34 minutes off the bench.

 

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Gasol scored 17 points along with 14 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal in a Game 3 win over the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: He has recorded a double-double in all three games, but Thursday night was his highest point total. He shot 6-10 from the field and 5-6 from the FT stride in 41 minutes. Gasol has been solid, but not too flashy in the playoffs thus far.

 

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Gasol scored 11 points and added 16 rebounds, four blocks and three assists on the way to a Game 2 win over Milwaukee.

Fantasy Impact: He shot only 4-12 in 34 minutes, but he was active all night outhustling Bucks defenders and really kept the Bulls' offensive attack going down the stretch. He has two double-doubles in two games thus far in the playoffs.

 

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Gasol finished with 10 points, 13 rebounds, four assists and a game-high three blocks in Saturday night's Game 1 win over Milwaukee.

Fantasy Impact: He had to fight his way to a double-double as he shot just 5-17 from the field and 0-3 from 3-point land in a team-high 36 minutes on the floor. Expect Gasol to attack more in the paint in game two on Monday night.

 

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Gasol scored 18 points along with 13 rebounds, an assist and a steal on the way to his league-leading 54th double-double of the season in Wednesday night's regular season finale win over Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: The 34-year-old finished out the season strong as the Bulls won four straight heading into the playoffs. He played 37 minutes as he shot 6-15 from the field. Gasol is a must start in the playoffs.

 

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Gasol scored 22 points and added 11 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in Monday night's blowout win over Brooklyn.

Fantasy Impact: He picked up his league-high 53rd double-double of the season which tied a Bulls record for the most by a Chicago player since Charles Oakley in 1986-87. Gasol shot 10-18 from the field in a team-high 35 minutes. With Joakim Noah (hamstring tendinitis) out, Gasol was asked to play more and he came up big all night.

 

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Gasol scored 24 points and added 13 rebounds and three blocks in Saturday night's win over visiting Philadelphia.

Fantasy Impact: He shot 8-17 from the field in 31 minutes as he picked up his league-best 52nd double-double. With two games left in the regular season for the Bulls keep Gasol in your lineup and in the playoffs as he will be a huge part of the offense.

 

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Gasol recorded 16 points, 15 rebounds, an assist and a steal in Thursday night's win over Miami.

Fantasy Impact: His double-double was his 51st which is tops among the NBA. He shot 8-17 from the field in 34 minutes and at age 34 he isn't slowing down even this late in the season. Keep starting Gasol.

 

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Gasol generated 15 points, nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks and a steal in Wednesday's road loss to the Magic.

Fantasy Impact: He shot 4-10 from the field in 34 minutes on the floor and made two free throws to tie the game up late at 103, but the Bulls couldn't pull out the win. Keep starting Gasol with total confidence.

 

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Gasol added 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists in Sunday's loss to Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: He played 31 minutes and shot 6-13 from the floor, but Timofey Mozgov shut him down at times. Gasol played the least of the Bulls' starting five as Joakim Noah recorded 33 minutes on the floor.

 

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Pau Gasol leads the way in win

Fri, Apr 3rd 10:30pm EDT
By Jake Perper

Gasol scored a team-high 26 points along with 10 rebounds and a block in Friday night's win over Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: He picked up his league-high 50th double-double as he shot an effective 11-19 from the field in 33 minutes on the floor.

 

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Gasol scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Wednesday night's loss to the Bucks. He also added four assists and a steal in 33 minutes on the floor.

Fantasy Impact: He picked up his league-leading 49th double-double of the season and his fourth over the last five games. On the season, Gasol is averaging 18.6 PPG and 11.8 RPG as he has been a fantasy stud all year long.

 

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Pau Gasol finishes with 18 in win

Thu, Mar 26th 12:20am EDT
By Jake Perper

Gasol added 18 points, four rebounds, three assists and two blocks in Wednesday's win over the Raptors.

Fantasy Impact: He did struggle from the field in the first half which led to him shooting 7-17 in 34 minutes. However, Gasol is a must start with just over two and a half weeks left in the season.

 

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Pau Gasol had 27 points and 12 rebounds in the Bulls' win over Charlotte Monday night. He also contributed three assists, four blocks, a steal, and a three. Tonight marked his league-high 45th double-double of the season.

Fantasy Impact: With Joakim Noah in or out of the lineup, Pau Gasol should continue to produce top tier big-man numbers. I wouldn't get used to that three-pointer, though.

 

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Pau Gasol adds 27 and 10 in loss

Sat, Mar 21st 11:05pm EDT
By Jake Perper

Gasol recorded his league-high 44th double-double this season. He had 27 points, 10 rebounds and an assist in Saturday night's 107-91 loss to Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: The Bulls blew a 19-point lead in the third quarter. He shot 10-16 from the field in 31 minutes and scored a team-high six free throws. The Bulls host Charlotte on Monday and that means Gasol needs to continue to be started in all leagues.

 

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Pau Gasol adds 20 and 8 in loss

Sun, Mar 15th 4:54pm EDT
By Jake Perper

Gasol scored 20 points along with eight rebounds, two blocks, an assist and a steal in Sunday's loss to the Thunder.

Fantasy Impact: He fell short of a double-double for the second consecutive game. Gasol shot 9-17 from the field in 30 minutes and continues to be a dominant force for the Bulls and fantasy owners.

 

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Gasol scored 18 points along with eight rebounds, three assists and two blocks in Friday night's loss to Charlotte.

Fantasy Impact: He had a team-high four turnovers on a night where the Bulls scored just 31 points in the 2nd half after holding a 9-point lead at the half. Gasol had six double-doubles in a row coming into tonight. He shot 7-15 from the floor in 36 minutes.

 

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Gasol scored 27 points and added 16 rebounds, two assists and a block in Wednesday's overtime win over the 76ers.

Fantasy Impact: The double-double marks his league-high 43rd of the season and his sixth in a row. He made 13-25 shots from the floor in a team-high 43 minutes on the floor. The Bulls certainly missed Joakim Noah's defensive presence at center, but Gasol hustled all night long. Keep starting the big man.

 

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Gasol scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Monday's loss to Memphis. He also had four assists and a block.

Fantasy Impact: He added his 43rd double-double of the season to extend his league-high mark. He shot 6-14 from the field in 31 minutes as he matched up with his brother Marc, who had 23 points for the Grizzlies. Start Pau with complete confidence.

 

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Gasol added his league high 42nd double-double of the season in Sunday's loss to the Spurs. He scored a team-high 23 points, while grabbing 15 rebounds and recording two blocks.

Fantasy Impact: He shot 9-16 from the field in 33 minutes. The 34-year-old All-Star is back to his regular from after struggling a bit with an illness. Start Gasol with confidence.

 

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Gasol scored 21 points along with 12 rebounds and two assists in Thursday night's win over Oklahoma City. The double-double marks his 40th of the season, which is tops in the NBA.

Fantasy Impact: He set up E'Twaun Moore with the game-winning three on a perfect pass. In a rotation with Nikola Mirotic and Joakim Noah, Gasol has been great and will continue to be a big focus of the offense with Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson out.

 

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Pau Gasol had 20 points on 8-11 shooting and 10 rebounds Tuesday night against Washington. He also had two blocks and a steal with three turnovers.

Fantasy Impact: Another double-double for Pau Gasol who had a rough return from illness the game before. Nothing to worry about here as Gasol looked healthy. He continues to be a must start in all leagues.

 

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Gasol returned after missing one game due to an illness. He added only four points along with 15 rebounds and four assists in Sunday's Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: He shot just 2-13 and looked a little rusty offensively. He drew a tough matchup against a physical DeAndre Jordan. Look for Gasol to return to form on Tuesday night in Washington.

 

Starting PF Pau Gasol has been ruled out for Friday night's home game against the Timberwolves. He went into Friday morning's shootaround sick and couldn't finish out the practice session. (Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Taj Gibson will draw his 14th start this season in the place of Gasol and is worth a plug and play. He comes in averaging 10.7 PPG, 6.7 RPG and 1.3 BPG this season. Rookie Nikola Mirotic also figures to be in the mix for extended playing time. Gasol should be considered questionable for Sunday afternoon's clash with the Clippers.

 

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Gasol added 25 points, 13 rebounds and one assist in Wednesday night's loss to Charlotte.

Fantasy Impact: It marked his league-leading 38th double-double of the season as he shot 11-20 from the floor in 34 minutes. He had just nine shot attempts in Monday night's win over the Bucks. With Derrick Rose (knee) out expect to see Gasol continue to be more aggressive offensively. It bodes well for his fantasy owners down the stretch.

 

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Gasol finished with 15 points, while he grabbed 10 rebounds, an assist and a block in Monday night's 87-71 win over Milwaukee.

Fantasy Impact: He recorded his league-high 37th double-double as he shot 5-9 from the field in 29 minutes. Gasol is a fantasy stud even at age 34. Keep riding him into the playoffs.

 

Gasol scored 22 points, added 14 rebounds, two blocks and two assists in Saturday's 112-107 win over Phoenix.

Fantasy Impact: The double-double was his 36th of the year as he currently leads the league. He shot 9-13 in 32 minutes on the floor. Start the 34-year-old All-Star with confidence.

 

Gasol added 12 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal in Friday night's loss to the Pistons.

Fantasy Impact: He failed to record a double-double for the first time in 17 games dating back to the Jan. 14 loss to the Wizards. He shot 4-10 in over 30 minutes on the floor. Gasol should improve soon.

 

Gasol added his 35th double-double of the season with his 18-point, 10 rebound performance in Thursday's win over the Cavs.

Fantasy Impact: He also had six assists, a steal and a block on 6-16 shooting from the field. He played in 32 minutes and continues to be a consistent performer. Start him with confidence.

 

Pau Gasol dominates the Kings

Tue, Feb 10th 10:27pm EST
By Mike Catron

Pau Gasol shot 73% from the floor for 26 points and 16 rebounds, also going 4-4 from the line against the Kings Tuesday night

Fantasy Impact: Gasol hasn't let the heavy minutes slow him down as he continues his monster comeback season. Until Coach Thibodeau understands how to play his bench when his team is up by 20 points, Gasol should be good see heavy minutes going forward.

 

Pau Gasol adds 25 and 15 in win

Sun, Feb 8th 8:44pm EST
By Jake Perper

Gasol scored 25 points and 15 rebounds in Sunday night's win over Orlando.

Fantasy Impact: He was efficient from the field making 10-16 from the field in 37 minutes also adding four assists, a steal and a block. It marks his 12th straight double-double and 33rd of the season.

 

Gasol added a team-high 20 points along with 15 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in Saturday night's road win over the Pelicans.

Fantasy Impact: He hit 9-14 from the field in 28 minutes as he recorded his 11th straight double-double and 32nd of the season. Keep starting him with total confidence.

 

Gasol added 16 points, 12 rebounds and three assists in Wednesday night's loss the Rockets.

Fantasy Impact: He shot 5-10 from the field in 34 minutes on the floor as he added his 10th straight double-double and 31st of the season. Keep firing Gasol up in your fantasy lineups.

 

Gasol posted his 30th double-double of the season with 10 points and 19 rebounds in Friday night's loss to the Suns. He ranks a top the NBA in that category.

Fantasy Impact: He also had three assists and a block on 5-14 shooting in 35 minutes. His bad on the night if any came at the FT line where he was 0-5. He now has nine straight games with a double-double and is a clear fantasy stud heading into the All-Star break.

 

Gasol scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, added six assists and a team-high four blocks in Thursday's overtime loss to the Lakers.

Fantasy Impact: It marked the eighth straight game that Gasol was able to generate a double-double and the 13th this month. Gasol is playing at a high-level despite the big minutes at age 34. He is a legit fantasy starter.

 

Gasol added his seventh straight double-double with 18 points and 16 rebounds. He also had eight assists and four blocks in 41 minutes in Tuesday's road win in Golden State.

Fantasy Impact: He's recorded a double-double in 12 of 15 games this month. Gasol has been a fantastic pickup for the Bulls this off-season as he heads into a well deserved All-Star appearance. Keep him in your fantasy lineups

 

Gasol finished with 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists on 4-11 shooting in Wednesday night's loss to Washington.

Fantasy Impact: He added 72 points over his last two games as well as 32 rebounds, so he was clearly tired in the 34 minutes on the floor. Rose took over the Bulls' offense leaving Gasol as a second fiddle. Keep firing him up in your starting lineups especially with Noah possibly out for a bit.

 

Pau Gasol scored 28 on 10-of-16 shooting on Monday against the Magic. He was also able to grab 14 rebounds, two blocks and shoot 8-of-10 in free throws.

Fantasy Impact: One of Pau's strengths as a big man is his consistent high free throw percentage, making him ideal for nine-cat roto leagues. His blocks and rebounds are above average for his career, but with his playing time, and fit on this Bulls team, there is no reason he shouldn't continue to be an elite forward/center for your team.

 

Gasol broke his previous career-high (44) from 2005 with the Grizzles. He added 46 points, 18 rebounds, three assists and a steal on 17-30 shooting in Saturday night's win over the Bucks.

Fantasy Impact: He played 39 minutes just two less than leader Jimmy Butler. Gasol was the man of the night with Derrick Rose out and Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson combining for just eight points. Keep firing Gasol up in your fantasy lineups as he's averaging 17.9 PPG and 11.1 RPG this season.

 

Gasol has off-night against Jazz

Wed, Jan 7th 10:37pm EST
By Mike Catron

Pau Gasol had 13 points and six rebounds in 26 minutes against the Jazz Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol shot poorly, along with the rest of the Bulls team, but still managed respectable numbers for 26 minutes of playing time. Consider this game an outlier for Gasol and the Bulls. He should continue to see starters minutes, and torch defenses that don't match up well against the versatile big man.

 

Pau Gasol continued his dominating steak on Monday by pulling down 14 rebounds and scoring 27 points on 10-for-16 shooting along with a perfect 7-for-7 from the line.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol took advantage of Dwight Howard's lack of interest in leaving the paint early and often on Monday. Gasol is proving that his game thrives on this Bulls team, as he continues to put up huge numbers every night. He is probably overachieving during this recent streak, but there is no reason to think he can not finish the year as a top fantasy big-man.

 

Gasol finished second on the Bulls in points with 20 in Monday night's win over Indiana. He shot 7-14 from the field and a perfect 6-6 from the FT stride.

Fantasy Impact: He also recorded six rebounds and three steals in over 34 minutes on the floor. Gasol is thriving with the Bulls because he isn't the main focus of the offense. Continue to fire him up in your fantasy lineups.

 

Gasol finished Wednesday night's win over Brooklyn with 16 points, 16 rebounds, four blocks and two assists. He shot 5-9 from the floor and was a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line.

Fantasy Impact: In his last 10 games, Gasol is averaging 22.1 points, 13.9 rebounds and 37.4 minutes. On the season, his averages are 20.1 PPG, 11.9 RPG and 35.9 MPG. His minutes have increased with Joakim Noah not 100 percent and Taj Gibson out until recently. Gasol is a solid start no matter who he matches up against.

 

Gasol added 25 points and 13 rebounds in 33 minutes on the floor in Sunday's win over Brooklyn. He also had two blocks, a steal and an assist as he finished 9-12 shooting.

Fantasy Impact: The point total was his second highest output of the season. He's averaging 18.9 PPG and 10.8 RPG as he's shot just about 48 percent so far this season. He is a solid start in daily leagues at PF. With Joakim Noah back, the sky is the limit for Gasol in the Bulls' lineup.

 

Gasol looked fresh in a 109-102 win over Boston adding a double-double, 15 points and 15 rebounds on 6-19 shooting from the field.

Fantasy Impact: He picked up his second straight double-double and he needs to be placed in your lineup on a daily basis when healthy. He is looking solid as of late.

 

Gasol made 10-20 shots from the field in 36 minutes, scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds with a rare start at center with Joakim Noah (knee) out in Tuesday's 114-109 loss to Denver.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol looked good, but it was hard for the Bulls to do much without Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson in the paint. Make sure to have Gasol in your starting lineup for Friday's afternoon matinee in Boston.

 

Gasol added a team-high 27 points on 12-19 shooting in Thursday's 100-93 win in Toronto. He also recorded 10 rebounds to post a double-double in 35 minutes played.

Fantasy Impact: Continue to fire up Gasol in your fantasy lineups. The guy's arrow is pointing way up with Joakim Noah back and settled into the Bulls lineup. Gasol looks like a solid start from here on out.

 

Gasol leads all scorers with 19 points in the 1st half along with 4 rebounds and one assist. The Bulls trail 52-45 at the half to the Raptors and Gasol was an efficient 8-13 shooting.

Fantasy Impact: The first-year Bull continues to make strides and tonight is just the beginning. He will only get better with time and with Joakim Noah coming back to 100 percent it should be a nice one-two punch down low. Keep Gasol in your fantasy lineups if you hadn't had him in already.

 

Gasol added 17 points, a team-high 15 rebounds and 4 assists in Monday night's win over Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: He continues to be a solid start for the Bulls as he shot 8-17 in 35 minutes. His addition has taken pressure off of Taj Gibson and really added a new dimension to the Bulls offense. Continue to start Gasol if you have him.

 

Gasol added 17 points and 12 rebounds in Friday night's win over the 76ers. He also had 2 blocks and a team-high +22.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol continues to be solid up front as a starter and is making things easier with Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson each making their way back to 100 percent from their injuries. Fire Gasol up in your starting lineups each game.

 

Gasol made his presence felt in his Bulls debut with 21 points and 11 rebounds in 29 minutes on the floor in Wednesday night's win over New York. He shot 7-11 from the field and added a buzzer beating jumper before the half's end.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol will get the minutes, but with Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson also earning plenty of time it was a concern that Gasol wouldn't be consistent. However, he was impressive on Wednesday night and he looks to be a great fit in Thibodeau's defensive first mentality. He needs to be put in your starting lineup.

 

Gasol had the most efficient night of any Bulls player with a +15 rating, 11 points, 7 boards and 2 assists in Thursday night's win over Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: He did however lead the team with 4 turnovers. As Gasol and Noah start to gel together, the big versatile tandem will continue to get better. Gasol is a nice snag at his No. 52 ADP.

 

Gasol finished 3 of 10 from the field, adding 9 points, 4 rebounds and 4 blocks in Monday's 110-90 win over Denver.

Fantasy Impact: The new Bull has tremendous upside at his No. 50 ADP. He is the starting PF, who will benefit playing next to Joakim Noah, who is arguably the best passing center in the NBA. Gasol could wind up being a solid play all season.

 

Gasol attempted just 6 shots on Tuesday night, making 2 of them. He made an impact all night though totaling 2 blocks, 5 assists and 10 rebounds as well.

Fantasy Impact: Gasol is at his best when he is dishing out passes and setting up plays, but he needs to take more shots. Mike Dunleavy made all 3 of 3-point attempts on passes from Gasol. Gasol is the No. 18 ranked PF just behind Dwight Howard. Gasol is the starter, but Taj Gibson could eat into his minutes at times.