A free agent last summer, center Pau Gasol waited for a call from Knicks president Phil Jackson. Lakers president Jeanie Buss once told confidants Jackson considered Gasol his favorite Laker to coach. Obsessed with the younger, more defense-oriented Joakim Noah, Jackson had tunnel vision when it came to filling his center role. “No, no contact,”...
Via New York Post
10 hours ago
Pau Gasol has been lighting it up from three-point range as a reserve. The 36-year-old center has more than doubled his attempts per game since the All-Star break and has hit 58.5%, which is the highest clip in the league among players with more than 35 attempts in that stretch. Gasol has hit 24 three-point shots in 16 games since moving to the bench after the All-Star break....
Via Project Spurs
15 hours ago
Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs will have the option to become a free agent this summer or extend his contract. Here’s what he said. Pau Gasol to go to Barcelona Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs was asked recently by the foreign media if he would finish his career with his home team of Barcelona, and Gasol’s answer fueled speculation that his time with the Spurs may not...
The big man is coming off the bench and spending more time on the perimeter than ever, while the Spurs place an increased focus on the three ball. The Spurs’ biggest mid-season shakeup has been future Hall of Famer Pau Gasol’s move to the bench, with Dewayne Dedmon taking his place in the starting unit. While Dedmon continues to settle into the first gig as a starter and the...
Via Pounding the Rock
5 days ago
SAN ANTONIO (AP) Pau Gasol scored 22 points, LaMarcus Aldridge added 18 and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 118-102 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night, snapping a two-game skid. Kawhi Leonard had 12 points in 27 minutes, sitting out the fourth quarter after the Spurs led by as many as 28 points. San Antonio (53-16) moved within two games of idle Golden State...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago | Discuss
The San Antonio Spurs have won six of their eight games in Pau Gasol’s absence, and he may not be out of the lineup for much longer.Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich told reporters on Thursday that Gasol could be back before the All-Star break.“They tell me that maybe at the beginning of All-Star break, somewhere around there, maybe he can play a game,” said Popovich, per Michael...
Pau Gasol is ready to commit to a second season with the San Antonio Spurs.The veteran big man said that he fully intends to exercise his $16 million second-year option to remain with the Spurs, saying they give him the best chance to win a championship.“My intention is to continue here, and to be here as long as I can,” Gasol told Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News...
Pau Gasol underwent surgery to repair a fracture in the fourth metacarpal on his left hand Friday, and the veteran center will miss roughly four to six weeks, leaving a big hole in the middle for the San Antonio Spurs.Gasol, a six-time All-Star, is averaging 11.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game in his first season with the Spurs.According to the San Antonio Express-News‘...
The San Antonio Spurs will be without Pau Gasol for who knows how long after he underwent surgery on his left hand Friday. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo reports the timeline for Gasol’s return is unclear. He could return as early as a month or possibly as long as six weeks. Gasol injured his hand in pregame warmups Thursday night and x-rays taken showed a fracture...
The San Antonio Spurs will be without Pau Gasol an indeterminate amount of time after the center underwent surgery to repair his hand.This news comes by way of Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, who reports the surgery was to repair a fracture in the fourth metacarpal on Gasol’s left hand.“The procedure has a potentially broad recovery period, league sources said. There are...
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