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2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

17.8

REB

7.9

AST

3.8

STL

0.9

BLK

1.7

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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 o...

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HT: 7' 1"   WT: 270 lbs   DOB: 1/29/1985  College: Spain   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd, #48 Overall in 2007   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a four-year, $58 million contract in December 2011 with Memphis

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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 71 33.6 17.8 7.9 3.8 0.9 1.7 0.0 49.3 80.7 2.2 1.4 6.5 0.2 20.0 6.6 13.4 4.5 5.6
Rest Of Season Projections 30 MEM 10 35.8 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Marc Gasol
Preseason Projections 30 MEM 78 34.4 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Marc Gasol

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

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 4 29.3 16.8 7.5 3.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 45.6 75.0 1.3 1.8 5.8 0.0 0.0 6.5 14.3 3.8 5.0
Last 14 Days 7 30.6 15.7 8.0 4.0 1.1 1.3 0.1 45.2 78.1 1.7 1.6 6.4 0.1 100.0 6.0 13.3 3.6 4.6
Last 30 Days 16 32.9 16.1 7.5 4.0 0.9 1.6 0.1 49.3 74.7 2.2 1.4 6.1 0.2 33.3 6.2 12.6 3.7 4.9
Last 5 Games 5 29.4 16.8 8.2 3.6 1.0 1.0 0.2 47.1 79.2 1.6 1.6 6.6 0.2 100.0 6.4 13.6 3.8 4.8
Last 10 Games 10 32.0 15.0 7.4 4.2 1.2 1.7 0.1 46.4 78.6 2.0 1.4 6.0 0.1 100.0 5.8 12.5 3.3 4.2
Last 20 Games 20 32.5 15.8 7.4 3.7 0.9 1.7 0.1 48.4 77.1 2.2 1.4 6.1 0.3 20.0 6.0 12.4 3.7 4.8

 

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Marc Gasol – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

56.0%

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In 2014-15, Marc Gasol has a true shooting percentage of 56.0%.

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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 71 36.0 19.0 8.4 4.1 0.9 1.8 0.0 49.3 80.7 2.4 1.5 6.9 0.2 20.0 7.1 14.3 4.9 6.0
Rest Of Season Projections 30 MEM 10 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Marc Gasol
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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 71 2389 1261 559 269 62 120 3 49.3 80.7 156 101 458 15 20.0 468 950 322 399
Rest Of Season Projections 30 MEM 10 358 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Marc Gasol
Preseason Projections 30 MEM 78 2683 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 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 71 33.6 56.0 49.4 17.3 10.1 1.7 21.9
Rest Of Season Projections 30 MEM 10 35.8 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Marc Gasol
Preseason Projections 30 MEM 78 34.4 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Marc Gasol

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Marc Gasol 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Mar 25 CLE 27 18 3 2 3 2 0 7 15 4 6 0 0 2 1 2
Mar 23 at NYK 32 21 8 3 0 0 0 9 17 3 5 0 0 2 6 2
Mar 21 POR 33 13 9 5 0 1 2 4 15 5 6 0 0 3 6 4
Mar 20 at DAL 25 15 10 2 1 1 3 6 10 3 3 0 0 0 10 6
Mar 17 at DET 30 17 11 6 1 1 3 6 11 4 4 1 1 1 10 6
Mar 16 DEN 33 14 8 3 2 3 4 4 13 6 8 0 0 2 6 3
Mar 14 MIL 34 12 7 7 1 1 0 6 12 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
Mar 12 at WAS                                
Mar 11 at BOS 34 9 7 4 1 1 2 4 9 1 1 0 0 3 4 3
Mar 9 at CHI 37 23 4 4 0 2 4 10 16 3 3 0 0 0 4 2
Mar 7 at NOP 35 8 7 6 3 5 2 2 7 4 6 0 0 0 7 3
Mar 6 LAL 36 18 6 2 1 0 1 5 11 8 9 0 0 1 5 2
Mar 4 at HOU 34 21 6 6 0 1 2 10 14 1 2 0 1 0 6 0
Mar 3 UTA 34 17 8 3 1 0 0 6 15 5 6 0 0 3 5 2
Feb 28 at MIN 35 27 11 4 0 2 6 11 14 5 9 0 1 2 9 4
Feb 27 LAC 31 11 8 1 1 2 3 5 12 1 2 0 0 2 6 2
Feb 25 at SAC 36 14 7 6 0 3 3 4 10 6 9 0 0 1 6 3
Feb 23 at LAC 31 14 6 4 1 3 4 6 11 2 2 0 0 0 6 2
Feb 22 at POR 36 21 6 4 0 3 1 9 17 3 3 0 0 1 5 1
Feb 11 at OKC 26 8 5 0 0 1 0 2 10 4 4 0 1 1 4 2
Feb 10 BKN 30 14 11 2 1 2 3 4 9 6 8 0 1 2 9 2
Feb 8 ATL 36 16 10 3 0 2 2 6 14 4 4 0 1 0 10 1
Feb 6 at MIN 32 15 3 2 2 1 0 6 9 3 3 0 0 1 2 3
Feb 4 at UTA 33 23 6 4 0 1 1 9 18 5 5 0 0 1 5 2
Feb 2 at PHO 34 15 6 8 0 3 3 4 11 7 8 0 0 0 6 3
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Jan 31 OKC 32 15 12 5 2 1 0 5 14 5 5 0 0 2 10 3
Jan 29 DEN 25 10 7 2 1 2 1 4 8 2 2 0 0 1 6 3
Jan 27 at DAL 28 15 4 6 0 0 2 7 13 1 1 0 1 2 2 0
Jan 26 ORL 34 16 10 4 1 1 3 5 13 6 7 0 1 3 7 3
Jan 24 PHI 25 9 7 4 2 4 2 3 5 3 5 0 0 0 7 4
Jan 21 TOR 35 26 7 5 0 2 2 9 16 8 9 0 0 2 5 4
Jan 19 DAL 39 20 8 4 1 1 1 6 13 8 9 0 0 1 7 4
Jan 17 POR 40 15 8 6 0 3 0 7 14 1 2 0 0 2 6 3
Jan 16 at ORL 37 12 16 8 3 2 3 5 11 2 3 0 0 1 15 3
Jan 14 at BKN 31 18 8 1 2 0 1 6 11 6 7 0 0 2 6 3
Jan 11 PHO 42 12 9 2 0 4 2 5 14 2 3 0 0 1 8 1
Jan 9 at NOP 29 19 4 0 0 0 2 8 13 3 6 0 0 1 3 4
Jan 7 at ATL 33 16 7 3 2 2 3 6 12 4 4 0 0 1 6 5
Jan 5 NYK 28 14 8 4 1 2 4 5 12 4 5 0 0 1 7 1
Jan 3 at DEN 27 18 5 2 0 3 1 7 15 4 4 0 0 1 4 0
Jan 2 at LAL 35 18 10 5 1 2 5 7 13 4 10 0 0 0 10 3
Dec 30 SAS 37 17 9 5 0 2 3 6 12 5 7 0 0 1 8 3
Dec 27 at MIA 32 22 10 3 0 2 2 7 14 8 10 0 0 1 9 0
Dec 26 HOU 39 29 8 4 0 2 0 12 21 4 4 1 1 0 8 2
Dec 22 UTA 37 24 12 5 0 0 2 10 22 4 4 0 1 3 9 2
Dec 21 at CLE 30 23 11 5 0 1 4 10 17 3 4 0 1 5 6 3
Dec 19 CHI 30 13 10 3 1 1 1 5 15 3 4 0 0 4 6 5
Dec 17 at SAS 46 26 9 2 1 2 4 10 16 5 6 1 1 3 6 4
Dec 16 GSW 35 24 7 3 0 1 1 11 21 2 4 0 0 2 5 2
Dec 13 at PHI 37 18 9 3 2 1 2 6 11 6 8 0 1 0 9 3
Dec 12 CHA 37 19 3 5 2 6 3 8 20 3 6 0 0 2 1 3
Dec 9 DAL 37 30 6 6 1 0 1 9 14 12 13 0 0 2 4 2
Dec 7 MIA 28 2 6 7 0 1 2 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
Dec 5 SAS 40 28 12 2 0 4 1 9 20 10 11 0 0 1 11 1
Dec 3 at HOU 25 8 7 3 0 1 3 4 8 0 1 0 0 0 7 1
Nov 30 at SAC 31 18 6 5 1 1 1 6 11 6 6 0 0 0 6 5
Nov 28 at POR 36 26 7 9 0 1 4 9 15 8 9 0 0 1 6 2
Nov 26 at LAL 37 19 11 4 2 3 3 5 10 9 10 0 0 2 9 4
Nov 23 LAC 34 30 12 1 0 2 1 13 18 4 5 0 0 1 11 2
Nov 21 BOS 30 32 8 2 0 1 5 13 22 6 6 0 1 2 6 2
Nov 19 at TOR 41 22 12 4 2 1 3 8 16 6 10 0 0 2 10 1
Nov 17 HOU 25 9 6 3 2 1 2 4 10 1 1 0 0 1 5 2
Nov 15 DET 38 23 8 3 1 2 1 6 16 11 12 0 1 0 8 3
Nov 13 SAC 37 20 7 2 2 2 2 5 13 10 11 0 0 3 4 4
Nov 11 LAL 32 8 8 9 0 0 2 3 10 2 2 0 0 3 5 0
Nov 8 at MIL 34 18 4 1 2 2 3 4 11 10 11 0 0 1 3 0
Nov 7 at OKC 41 8 9 3 0 3 5 4 11 0 0 0 0 3 6 3
Nov 5 at PHO 35 18 5 6 4 0 4 6 12 6 6 0 0 1 4 3
Nov 3 NOP 40 16 11 2 0 3 1 4 10 8 12 0 0 3 8 3
Nov 1 at CHA 36 22 8 2 0 0 4 9 18 4 5 0 0 2 6 5
Oct 31 at IND 33 20 6 2 2 2 2 9 16 2 3 0 0 0 6 5
Oct 29 MIN 37 32 9 3 2 2 3 12 17 8 10 0 0 2 7 1

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Marc Gasol: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gasol stuffed the stat sheet Friday against the Mavericks, posting 15 points, ten rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one block in 25 minutes of action.

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Gasol helped in every category, finishing with 17 points (6-11 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds, six assists, one steal, and one block before fouling out in 30 minutes Tuesday against the Pistons.

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Gasol scored 12 points (6-12 FG) with seven rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block in 34 minutes Saturday, as he returned from his one-game rest to lead the Grizzlies to a comfortable victory over the Bucks.

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Gasol (rest) is starting Saturday's game against the Bucks.

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Gasol (rest) will not play Thursday against the Wizards, Jon Roser of ESPN 92.9 FM in Memphis reports.

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Gasol scored 23 points (10-16 FG, 3-3 FT) to go along with four rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 37 minutes Monday against the Bulls.

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Gasol produced eight points (2-7 FG, 4-6 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, three steals, and five blocks in 35 minutes in the loss to the Pelicans on Saturday.

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Gasol finished with 14 points (4-10 FG, 6-9 FT), seven rebounds, six assists and three blocks in 36 minutes against the Kings.

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Gasol (illness) is expected to play Sunday against Portland.

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Gasol (illness) returned to practice Friday, FOX's Rob Fischer reports.

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Gasol (illness) did not practice Thursday, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

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Gasol recorded a double-double in Tuesday's win over the Nets, finishing with 14 points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 6-8 FT), 11 rebounds, two assists, a steal and two blocked shots in 30 minutes.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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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.