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2016-17 NBA Stats

PTS

20.5

REB

6.2

AST

4.3

STL

0.9

BLK

1.4

2016-17 NBA ROS Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Gasol was on his way to another strong all-around season in 2015-16 before a fractured foot kept him out of the Grizzlies’ final 30 games. Prior to the injury, Gasol posted averages of 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.0 steals per game, joining Kevin ...

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HT: 7' 1"   WT: 255 lbs   DOB: 1/29/1985  College: Spain   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #48 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed with the Grizzlies on a five-year, $100 million contract in July of 2015.

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Gasol finished with 12 points (5-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, four assists, and one block across 32 minutes during Friday's 102-92 loss to the Pacers.

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Marc Gasol NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 23 82 30.8 11.9 7.4 1.7 0.8 1.1 0.0 53.0 73.3 2.0 2.5 4.9 0.0 0.0 4.3 8.1 3.4 4.6
2009-10 24 69 35.8 14.6 9.3 2.4 1.0 1.6 0.0 58.1 67.0 2.0 3.0 6.3 0.0 0.0 5.5 9.4 3.7 5.4
2010-11 25 MEM 81 31.9 11.7 7.0 2.5 0.9 1.7 0.0 52.7 74.8 1.8 1.9 5.1 0.1 42.9 4.5 8.5 2.7 3.6
2011-12 26 MEM 65 36.5 14.6 8.9 3.1 1.0 1.9 0.0 48.2 74.8 1.9 1.8 7.1 0.2 8.3 5.5 11.4 3.6 4.9
2012-13 27 MEM 80 35.0 14.1 7.8 4.0 1.0 1.7 0.0 49.4 84.8 2.0 2.3 5.5 0.2 7.1 5.4 10.9 3.4 4.0
2013-14 28 MEM 59 33.4 14.6 7.2 3.6 1.0 1.3 0.0 47.3 76.8 1.9 1.4 5.8 0.2 18.2 5.7 12.1 3.1 4.1
2014-15 29 MEM 81 33.2 17.4 7.8 3.8 0.9 1.6 0.0 49.4 79.5 2.2 1.4 6.4 0.2 17.6 6.5 13.2 4.3 5.4
2015-16 30 MEM 52 34.4 16.6 7.0 3.8 1.0 1.3 0.0 46.4 82.9 2.3 1.1 5.8 0.1 66.7 6.3 13.6 3.9 4.7
2016-17 31 MEM 56 34.3 20.5 6.2 4.3 0.9 1.4 1.4 46.4 84.7 2.1 0.8 5.4 3.6 37.9 7.5 16.1 4.2 4.9
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Marc Gasol NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 1 32.0 12.0 4.0 4.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 33.3 100.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 0.0 5.0 15.0 2.0 2.0
Last 14 Days 3 35.0 15.3 8.7 7.0 0.7 1.0 0.0 34.7 100.0 2.0 1.7 7.0 3.3 0.0 5.7 16.3 4.0 4.0
Last 30 Days 11 34.7 20.0 6.8 5.1 0.5 1.3 1.2 46.5 94.2 2.4 1.0 5.8 3.7 31.7 7.2 15.5 4.5 4.7
Last 5 Games 5 35.2 16.4 7.8 6.2 0.6 0.8 0.4 36.5 92.9 2.8 1.4 6.4 3.4 11.8 5.4 14.8 5.2 5.6
Last 10 Games 10 34.2 18.8 6.7 5.1 0.6 1.0 1.1 45.0 93.5 2.4 1.0 5.7 3.6 30.6 6.7 14.9 4.3 4.6
Last 20 Games 20 35.7 21.9 6.6 4.5 0.9 1.3 1.3 48.5 86.9 2.4 1.0 5.6 4.0 32.9 8.0 16.4 4.7 5.4

 

2016-17 NBA Game Log   Marc Gasol
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Feb 24 @IND 32 12 4 4 0 1 1 5 15 2 2 0 3 2 2 1
Feb 15 NOP 36 15 12 9 1 1 3 6 17 3 3 0 3 2 10 2
Feb 13 @BKN 37 19 10 8 1 1 2 6 17 7 7 0 4 1 9 1
Feb 10 GSW 36 17 6 7 1 1 4 4 14 8 10 1 5 1 5 5
Feb 8 PHO 35 19 7 3 0 0 4 6 11 6 6 1 2 1 6 2
Feb 6 SAS 34 15 8 1 0 1 3 4 12 7 8 0 2 2 6 3
Feb 4 @MIN Did Not Play
Feb 3 @OKC 42 31 4 8 2 1 1 14 24 3 3 0 4 0 4 4
Feb 1 @DEN 24 24 5 3 0 1 0 9 15 3 3 3 4 0 5 3
Jan 30 @PHO 29 18 7 3 1 2 4 6 12 4 4 2 4 1 6 3
Jan 28 @UTA 37 18 4 5 0 1 2 7 12 0 0 4 5 0 4 4
Jan 27 @POR 40 32 8 5 0 4 2 12 21 6 6 2 5 1 7 5
Jan 25 TOR 38 42 7 2 1 2 2 14 25 9 10 5 10 0 7 1
Jan 21 HOU 37 32 5 1 1 3 5 12 20 6 11 2 5 2 3 4
Jan 20 SAC 33 28 9 4 1 0 2 9 19 7 7 3 6 1 8 3
Jan 18 @WAS 39 28 2 7 0 1 1 9 16 10 11 0 3 1 1 1
Jan 15 CHI 40 24 11 3 1 1 4 10 21 2 2 2 5 1 10 0
Jan 13 @HOU 34 14 6 6 1 1 6 6 9 1 2 1 2 0 6 3
Jan 11 @OKC 36 9 7 7 2 3 0 4 12 1 3 0 2 1 6 3
Jan 8 UTA 34 17 4 1 3 0 2 7 18 3 4 0 3 1 3 4
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Jan 6 @GSW 41 23 5 3 1 0 0 9 18 5 5 0 2 1 4 3
Jan 4 @LAC 36 23 4 6 2 1 2 9 16 3 3 2 4 1 3 2
Jan 3 @LAL 35 22 6 7 1 0 1 8 15 6 6 0 2 0 6 1
Dec 31 @SAC 21 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 6 2 2 0 1 0 2 1
Dec 29 OKC 33 25 8 2 1 5 2 9 20 7 9 0 3 0 8 4
Dec 27 @BOS 38 26 4 9 2 3 3 9 20 5 6 3 6 0 4 1
Dec 26 @ORL 28 11 4 3 2 0 1 4 9 3 4 0 1 0 4 2
Dec 23 HOU 34 16 5 4 1 2 3 5 14 6 6 0 1 1 4 3
Dec 21 @DET 37 38 5 4 2 2 3 14 17 8 11 2 3 0 5 3
Dec 20 BOS 37 24 7 6 1 0 2 8 22 5 5 3 4 1 6 4
Dec 18 UTA 36 8 7 4 1 0 3 4 22 0 0 0 5 2 5 2
Dec 16 SAC 36 20 6 4 0 2 1 6 18 8 8 0 4 0 6 5
Dec 14 CLE 29 17 11 3 1 0 1 6 9 2 2 3 3 1 10 1
Dec 13 @CLE Did Not Play
Dec 10 GSW 32 19 8 6 1 1 1 6 12 6 7 1 3 1 7 1
Dec 8 POR 34 36 9 2 0 0 2 13 24 6 9 4 6 2 7 3
Dec 6 PHI 34 26 12 3 1 2 4 9 17 8 10 0 2 1 11 3
Dec 5 @NOP 46 28 11 10 3 2 3 11 25 3 4 3 6 1 10 2
Dec 3 LAL 34 19 3 8 3 1 0 9 18 0 0 1 3 0 3 2
Dec 1 ORL 32 25 2 3 1 5 3 8 14 7 7 2 3 0 2 3
Nov 30 @TOR 35 18 8 3 0 0 0 7 14 2 2 2 4 3 5 2
Nov 28 CHA 32 19 8 1 1 0 1 8 15 1 1 2 4 1 7 1
Nov 26 @MIA 35 28 3 6 0 0 0 11 16 4 4 2 4 0 3 2
Nov 25 MIA 26 9 1 2 0 5 0 4 11 1 2 0 2 0 1 1
Nov 23 @PHI 45 27 4 4 3 3 5 10 20 5 6 2 5 3 1 4
Nov 21 @CHA 34 13 8 9 1 3 5 5 14 1 1 2 3 1 7 1
Nov 19 MIN 35 6 7 3 1 2 2 2 12 2 2 0 1 0 7 4
Nov 18 @DAL 24 11 3 3 0 0 0 5 12 0 0 1 1 0 3 0
Nov 16 @LAC 37 26 6 6 1 0 2 10 21 2 3 4 5 2 4 2
Nov 14 @UTA 33 22 5 0 1 0 6 9 17 2 4 2 6 0 5 2
Nov 12 @MIL 34 18 5 6 0 2 2 6 13 5 6 1 4 1 4 6
Nov 8 DEN 30 19 2 6 0 1 1 9 14 1 3 0 1 0 2 1
Nov 6 POR 28 21 3 2 1 0 2 7 14 6 8 1 2 0 3 2
Nov 4 LAC 37 21 10 4 1 2 2 7 18 6 6 1 4 1 9 2
Nov 2 NOP 38 8 11 6 2 3 3 3 18 1 2 1 5 1 10 0
Nov 1 @MIN Did Not Play
Oct 30 WAS 29 20 10 1 1 1 0 6 14 4 6 4 6 1 9 1
Oct 29 @NYK 31 20 6 3 0 1 1 5 15 9 9 1 4 2 4 3
Oct 26 MIN 32 18 3 2 0 4 4 7 17 3 4 1 3 1 2 2
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Marc Gasol – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

56.1%

True Shooting % in 2016-17

In 2016-17, Marc Gasol has a true shooting percentage of 56.1%.

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Marc Gasol NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 23 82 36.0 13.9 8.6 2.0 0.9 1.3 0.0 53.0 73.3 2.3 2.9 5.8 0.0 0.0 5.0 9.4 3.9 5.4
2009-10 24 69 36.0 14.7 9.3 2.4 1.0 1.6 0.0 58.1 67.0 2.0 3.0 6.3 0.0 0.0 5.5 9.5 3.7 5.5
2010-11 25 MEM 81 36.0 13.2 7.9 2.8 1.0 1.9 0.0 52.7 74.8 2.0 2.1 5.8 0.1 42.9 5.1 9.6 3.1 4.1
2011-12 26 MEM 65 36.0 14.5 8.8 3.1 0.9 1.8 0.0 48.2 74.8 1.8 1.8 7.0 0.2 8.3 5.4 11.2 3.6 4.8
2012-13 27 MEM 80 36.0 14.5 8.0 4.1 1.0 1.8 0.0 49.4 84.8 2.0 2.4 5.6 0.2 7.1 5.5 11.2 3.5 4.1
2013-14 28 MEM 59 36.0 15.7 7.7 3.9 1.1 1.4 0.0 47.3 76.8 2.0 1.5 6.2 0.2 18.2 6.1 13.0 3.4 4.4
2014-15 29 MEM 81 36.0 18.9 8.4 4.1 0.9 1.8 0.0 49.4 79.5 2.4 1.5 6.9 0.2 17.6 7.1 14.4 4.7 5.9
2015-16 30 MEM 52 36.0 17.3 7.3 3.9 1.0 1.4 0.0 46.4 82.9 2.4 1.2 6.1 0.1 66.7 6.6 14.2 4.1 4.9
2016-17 31 MEM 56 36.0 21.5 6.5 4.5 1.0 1.5 1.4 46.4 84.7 2.2 0.9 5.6 3.8 37.9 7.8 16.9 4.4 5.1
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Marc Gasol NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2008-09 23 82 2522 975 605 143 63 90 0 53.0 73.3 164 201 404 1 0.0 350 661 275 375
2009-10 24 69 2469 1008 640 165 69 109 0 58.1 67.0 135 208 432 1 0.0 378 651 252 376
2010-11 25 MEM 81 2586 951 569 200 74 136 3 52.7 74.8 146 154 415 7 42.9 364 691 220 294
2011-12 26 MEM 65 2370 952 579 204 62 121 1 48.2 74.8 121 120 459 12 8.3 357 740 237 317
2012-13 27 MEM 80 2796 1127 623 318 80 139 1 49.4 84.8 157 185 438 14 7.1 429 869 268 316
2013-14 28 MEM 59 1970 859 424 215 59 76 2 47.3 76.8 111 84 340 11 18.2 336 711 185 241
2014-15 29 MEM 81 2687 1413 630 307 70 131 3 49.4 79.5 176 115 515 17 17.6 530 1072 350 440
2015-16 30 MEM 52 1791 861 362 196 50 70 2 46.4 82.9 118 58 304 3 66.7 328 707 203 245
2016-17 31 MEM 56 1923 1146 348 243 53 78 77 46.4 84.7 120 47 301 203 37.9 418 901 233 275
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2016-17 Projections 32 MEM 72 2318 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Marc Gasol

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Marc Gasol NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2008-09 23 82 30.8 59.0 53.0 12.6 14.5 0.9 15.9
2009-10 24 69 35.8 61.7 58.1 14.8 12.1 1.2 21.1
2010-11 25 MEM 81 31.9 58.0 52.9 17.1 12.5 1.4 17.1
2011-12 26 MEM 65 36.5 54.1 48.3 16.9 10.0 1.7 20.5
2012-13 27 MEM 80 35.0 55.9 49.4 21.4 10.6 2.0 20.5
2013-14 28 MEM 59 33.4 52.6 47.4 18.8 9.7 1.9 18.5
2014-15 29 MEM 81 33.2 55.8 49.6 17.6 10.1 1.7 21.5
2015-16 30 MEM 52 34.4 52.8 46.5 17.4 10.5 1.7 19.2
2016-17 31 MEM 56 34.3 56.1 50.7 17.5 8.7 2.0 21.8
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Gasol contributed 15 points (6-17 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), 12 rebounds, nine assists, one steal and one block across 36 minutes during a 95-91 loss to the Pelicans on Wednesday.

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Gasol scored 19 points (6-17 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 7-7 FT) while adding nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block across 37 minutes in Monday's 112-103 victory over the Nets.

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Gasol will sit out of Saturday's matchup against the Timberwolves in order to rest.

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Gasol contributed 31 points (14-24 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block across 42 minutes during a 114-102 loss to the Thunder on Friday.

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Gasol poured in 24 points (9-15 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one block in 24 minutes Wednesday during a 119-99 win over the Nuggets.

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Gasol went for 18 points (7-12 FG, 4-5 3Pt), five assists, four rebounds and one block across 37 minutes in Saturday's 102-95 win over the Jazz.

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Gasol submitted 32 points (12-21 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-6 FT), eight rebounds, five assists and four blocks across 40 minutes in a 112-109 loss to the Trail Blazers on Friday.

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Gasol recorded a career-high 42 points (14-25 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 9-10 FT) to go with seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal across 38 minutes during a 101-99 win over the Raptors on Wednesday.

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Gasol posted 32 points (12-20 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 6-11 FT), five rebounds, three blocks, two steals and one assist across 37 minutes during a 119-95 loss to the Rockets on Saturday.

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Gasol produced 28 points (9-19 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and one steal across 33 minutes during a 107-91 win over the Kings on Friday.

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Gasol tallied 28 points (9-16 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 10-11 FT), seven assists, two rebounds and one block across 39 minutes in Wednesday's 104-101 loss to the Wizards.

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Gasol scored 24 points (10-21 FG, 2-5 3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go along with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block across 40 minutes during Sunday's 108-104 loss to the Bulls.

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2016-17

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2015-16

Gasol is coming off his most statistically dominant season in the NBA, with regular season averages of 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.9 steals, and 1.6 blocks in 33 minutes per game. He slimmed down considerably during the 2014 offseason, missing only one game in 2014-15 while shooting 49 percent from the field, 18 percent from downtown, and 80 percent from the charity stripe. Gasol was more aggressive than ever in terms of looking to score, but he was still extremely efficient, scoring his 17.4 points on 13.2 field goal attempts per game. His field goal percentage sunk south of 40 percent during 11 playoff games versus the Blazers and Warriors. However, he also got to the free-throw line eight times per game in the postseason while converting at an 85 percent clip. An excellent all-around contributor, the 30-year-old Spaniard earned All-NBA First Team honors in 2014-15, and he can likely be counted on to produce adequate numbers in every category except three-pointers.

2014-15

Gasol is entering his seventh NBA season. Last season, he averaged 14.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 1.0 steal in 33 minutes per game through 59 games. He shot 47 percent from the field on 12.1 attempts per game and 77 percent from the free-throw line on 4.1 attempts per game. Gasol missed time early in the year due to injury (knee) but came back with a vengeance, helping lead the Grizzlies to the playoffs in the loaded Western Conference. In seven playoff games versus the Thunder, he posted 17.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.7 steals, and 0.9 blocks in 43 minutes per game. He shot 41 percent from the field on 16.6 attempts per game and 79 percent from the charity stripe on 4.9 attempts per game.

2013-14

Once considered nothing more than scraps in the deal that sent his brother Pau to Los Angeles, Marc is now the Gasol brother to target in fantasy. He put together arguably his best season as a pro in 2012-13, cementing himself as one of the better true centers in the league while also taking home Defensive Player of the Year honors. Gasol finished last season with averages of 14.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.0 steal – numbers that are all in line with his career per-36 numbers. But it was his improvements at the charity stripe (85 percent) and playmaking (4.0 assists per game) which elevated his overall fantasy game to top-tier levels. Consistency is the key with Gasol – he's been healthy for most of his career while posting similar per-minute production since entering the league – but he has flashed upside for more stat-stuffing if the Grizzlies ever opt to lean on him even more heavily. While he may not have some of the eye-popping double-double numbers you'll see from flashier big men, Gasol's across-the-board production and consistency is extremely valuable in fantasy and makes him one of the safer picks at the pivot position.

2012-13

After signing a lucrative five-year, $58-million deal prior to the 2011-12 season, Gasol proved to the Grizzlies he was worth the investment by putting together one of his best campaigns as a pro. The big (7-1, 270) bruising center tied a career-high scoring mark by averaging 14.6 points per game. He also continued to work hard on the glass, pulling down 8.9 boards per contest. His shooting percentage dipped below 50 percent for the first time in his career, but Gasol still managed to shoot an effective 74.8 percent from the free-throw line. On the defensive side of the ball, Gasol was better than ever, posting averages of 1.9 blocks and 1.0 steals. The sneakiest part of his value comes from his passing skills, as Gasol dished out 3.1 assists per game last season, which led all centers. The only knock against Gasol’s stellar season is that much of the production came with Zach Randolph, who missed 38 of 66 games, on the shelf. But even with Randolph healthy and starting along side him in the playoffs, Gasol still managed to average 15.1 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.9 blocks. At 27, Gasol is in the prime of his career and should continue to blossom as the Grizzlies’ starting center.

2011-12

After living in his brother Pau’s shadow for years, the other Gasol brother is doing quite well for himself these days. The Grizzlies big man (7-1, 265) finished his third season with averages of 11.7 rebounds, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.7 blocks. While his overall production was slightly down from his breakout 2009-10 campaign, that can be attributed to a slight drop in minutes due to a surprisingly deep Grizzlies’ front court, rather than a diminishing skill set. In fact, once the Grizzlies’ rotation was shortened for the playoffs, Gasol posted averages of 15.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.2 blocks. With Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph as the go-to scorers for the Grizzlies, Gasol is, at best, the Grizzlies’ third offensive option, so no one should expect a significant boost in scoring for the 26-year-old anytime soon. But even if Gasol doesn’t ever develop into the same type of offensive talent as his brother, he’ll still hold plenty of fantasy value with his steady all-around production. Gasol will be a restricted free agent once the NBA’s labor situation is settled, but all signs point to him returning to Memphis.

2010-11

Most talk about the Lakers' trade for Pau Gasol as one of the worst in history. While there's no doubt the elder Gasol is one of the 15 best players in the league and has been a major reason why L.A. has won the past two championships, there have been far more lopsided trades in sports, as Marc has quickly turned into a highly valuable commodity in his own right.. He averaged 14.6 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.6 blocks while shooting 58.1% from the floor last season during just his second year in the states. His 67.0 percent free-throw shooting wasn't great, but he made 73.3 percent from the line his rookie season, so a bounce back there is plausible. Gasol was the only player in the NBA other than Gerald Wallace to average double-digits in points, more than nine rebounds and both a steal and block per game – pretty impressive stuff from the center position. And he's young enough that he should only get better. He missed 13 of the final 15 games last year with a partially torn neck muscle, but that shouldn't be a problem entering 2010-11, as he was already participating in the world championships for Spain in August. Just because the Grizzlies drafted Hasheem Thabeet with the No. 2 pick last year doesn't mean they should have. Thabeet is in no way a threat to steal Gasol's playing time. Gasol has the upside to finish as a top-five fantasy center.

2009-10

Gasol surpassed the expectations of most NBA prognosticators in his rookie season. Scouting reports tagged Gasol as a shell of his brother Pau, but he came out and proved that he can be a productive center in the NBA. His per game averages and shooting percentages are similar to those of other mid-tier centers like Nene and Al Horford. Gasol doesn’t provide exceptional value in any single category, but he also doesn’t have any glaring deficiencies in his game. His block averages are respectable at 1.1 per game, and he may see a slight rise in offensive rebounds in his second year as defenses focus more heavily on his front court partner, Zach Randolph. One cause for concern that could affect Gasol’s floor time and production is the presence of rookie center Hasheem Thabeet. Thabeet has a raw offensive game, but he displayed game-changing defense at the college level and seems like a perfect fit to pair on the frontline with the defensively challenged Randolph. Such a development could push Gasol to the bench and make him the team’s sixth man. While many players have learned to thrive as a team’s sixth man, Gasol’s averages were affected in games where he entered as a sub last season, and a move to the bench could have a negative impact on his fantasy value.

2008-09

He was drafted by the Lakers in the 2007 draft, but elected to stay in Europe for a season. Perhaps that was for the better, as he was MVP of the Spanish ACB league, averaging 16.1 points on a 62 percent clip while also grabbing 8.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks. He was traded from L.A. to Memphis in a February trade, signed by the Grizzlies in July and should be the No. 2 center entering the season. He is still a bit raw, but is an excellent low-post option. He's also a bit slow, so he might be pulled off the court when the team goes up-tempo and may be a liability on defense.

2007-08

Gasol will spend the year playing in Spain, and will therefore hold no fantasy value for 2007-2008.