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2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

16.6

REB

7.0

AST

3.8

STL

1.0

BLK

1.3

2015-16 NBA ROS Projections

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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 ...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Foot    EST. RETURN:  4/10/2016
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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Agreed to five-year, $100 million deal with the Grizzlies in July of 2015.

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Gasol has been diagnosed with a fracture in his right foot and will be out indefinitely, Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal reports.

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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
Rest Of Season Projections 31 MEM 1 67.3 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Marc Gasol
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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 3 26.3 14.3 5.3 1.7 0.3 0.7 0.0 56.3 77.8 1.7 0.0 5.3 0.0 0.0 6.0 10.7 2.3 3.0
Last 14 Days 6 28.8 15.7 5.5 3.5 1.2 1.5 0.0 56.5 76.2 1.8 0.2 5.3 0.0 0.0 6.5 11.5 2.7 3.5
Last 30 Days 13 33.8 19.0 5.5 3.8 1.4 1.9 0.0 51.6 76.6 2.1 0.7 4.8 0.0 0.0 7.6 14.8 3.8 4.9
Last 5 Games 5 29.0 15.8 5.0 3.4 0.6 1.8 0.0 55.2 78.9 2.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 0.0 6.4 11.6 3.0 3.8
Last 10 Games 10 32.1 17.1 5.4 3.9 1.4 1.6 0.0 53.1 74.5 2.1 0.7 4.7 0.0 0.0 6.8 12.8 3.5 4.7
Last 20 Games 20 33.9 17.2 5.8 3.7 1.3 1.7 0.0 46.0 79.5 2.0 0.9 4.9 0.0 0.0 6.9 14.9 3.5 4.4

 

2015-16 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
2016-2Feb 8 POR 11 11 3 2 0 0 0 4 6 3 3 0 0 0 3 0
2016-2Feb 6 DAL 37 22 6 2 0 1 2 9 15 4 6 0 0 0 6 3
2016-2Feb 5 @NYK 31 10 7 1 1 1 3 5 11 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
2016-2Feb 1 @NOP 32 14 3 7 0 2 2 7 12 0 2 0 0 0 3 3
2016-1Jan 30 SAC 34 22 6 5 2 5 3 7 14 8 8 0 0 0 6 3
2016-1Jan 28 MIL 28 15 8 4 4 0 1 7 11 1 2 0 0 1 7 2
2016-1Jan 25 ORL 42 17 5 5 4 2 1 7 20 3 4 0 0 2 3 2
2016-1Jan 23 @MIN 32 17 2 1 0 1 2 7 12 3 4 0 0 0 2 1
2016-1Jan 21 @DEN 35 27 4 6 1 3 3 9 14 9 10 0 0 0 4 3
2016-1Jan 18 NOP 39 16 10 6 2 1 4 6 13 4 8 0 0 4 6 4
2016-1Jan 16 NYK 41 37 8 3 0 3 1 15 29 7 8 0 0 1 7 4
2016-1Jan 14 DET 37 19 5 4 2 3 3 8 20 3 4 0 0 0 5 5
2016-1Jan 12 HOU 40 20 5 3 2 3 2 8 15 4 5 0 0 1 4 3
2016-1Jan 10 BOS 36 11 11 1 0 0 2 5 17 1 1 0 0 2 9 4
2016-1Jan 8 DEN 37 12 4 3 5 1 0 5 17 2 3 0 0 2 2 4
2016-1Jan 6 @OKC 24 8 4 2 0 0 0 2 11 4 4 0 0 1 3 1
2016-1Jan 4 @POR 30 7 6 2 1 1 4 3 12 1 2 0 0 1 5 3
2016-1Jan 2 @UTA 45 20 7 4 0 2 4 8 20 4 5 0 0 2 5 4
2015-12Dec 29 MIA 44 23 8 6 0 4 2 8 18 7 7 0 0 0 8 3
2015-12Dec 27 LAL 23 16 3 6 1 0 0 7 11 2 2 0 0 0 3 2
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2015-12Dec 26 @CHA 33 18 5 2 0 1 1 8 18 2 4 0 0 1 4 3
2015-12Dec 23 @WAS 32 11 6 2 0 2 0 3 9 5 6 0 0 1 5 1
2015-12Dec 22 @PHI 35 19 6 5 3 1 1 7 15 5 5 0 0 0 6 4
2015-12Dec 19 IND 40 19 12 6 2 1 0 9 18 1 2 0 0 3 9 3
2015-12Dec 18 @DAL 34 16 8 1 3 0 2 6 14 4 4 0 0 1 7 2
2015-12Dec 16 @CHI 34 8 7 7 0 0 3 4 10 0 0 0 0 2 5 4
2015-12Dec 14 WAS 39 24 12 6 1 3 3 9 17 6 6 0 0 1 11 4
2015-12Dec 13 @MIA 37 12 7 4 0 0 2 5 10 2 4 0 0 2 5 1
2015-12Dec 11 CHA 37 17 9 5 2 1 4 5 11 7 8 0 0 0 9 2
2015-12Dec 9 @DET 36 19 12 4 1 2 6 9 18 1 2 0 0 2 10 2
2015-12Dec 8 OKC 23 11 4 1 0 1 3 4 9 3 3 0 0 1 3 2
2015-12Dec 6 PHO 37 22 8 0 0 2 1 9 17 4 6 0 0 1 7 2
2015-12Dec 3 SAS 34 15 8 2 2 3 5 7 11 1 2 0 0 2 6 3
2015-12Dec 1 @NOP 42 38 13 6 0 4 3 11 22 16 16 0 0 0 13 1
2015-11Nov 29 PHI 39 9 12 3 1 4 3 4 8 1 2 0 0 1 11 3
2015-11Nov 27 ATL 37 13 8 2 0 0 2 4 9 5 6 0 0 1 7 2
2015-11Nov 25 @HOU 39 11 7 2 1 1 6 5 12 1 2 0 0 1 6 2
2015-11Nov 24 DAL 36 15 10 4 0 2 1 4 12 7 7 0 0 0 10 4
2015-11Nov 21 @SAS 40 8 8 6 3 0 5 3 9 2 2 0 0 3 5 3
2015-11Nov 20 HOU 37 16 11 11 4 0 2 7 14 2 2 0 0 3 8 2
2015-11Nov 16 OKC 35 17 6 6 0 1 4 7 13 3 3 0 0 1 5 5
2015-11Nov 15 @MIN 37 16 7 4 0 2 4 7 10 2 2 0 0 1 6 4
2015-11Nov 13 POR 41 31 4 5 0 0 0 11 18 8 8 1 1 1 3 2
2015-11Nov 11 GSW 40 26 7 3 2 0 2 6 15 13 14 1 1 2 5 3
2015-11Nov 9 @LAC 37 18 7 3 0 0 4 5 8 8 12 0 0 1 6 5
2015-11Nov 7 @UTA 38 13 10 6 0 1 4 4 14 5 5 0 0 3 7 3
2015-11Nov 5 @POR 28 15 5 3 0 2 1 4 13 7 10 0 0 1 4 2
2015-11Nov 3 @SAC 18 8 2 2 0 1 1 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2015-11Nov 2 @GSW 26 13 9 3 0 1 2 5 12 3 3 0 0 3 6 2
2015-10Oct 31 BKN 30 7 4 6 0 0 3 2 10 3 4 0 1 1 3 4
2015-10Oct 29 @IND 33 20 8 3 0 1 0 7 13 6 7 0 0 1 7 1
2015-10Oct 28 CLE 30 12 5 0 0 0 1 6 12 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
Marc Gasol Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Marc Gasol – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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True Shooting Percentage

52.8%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Marc Gasol has a true shooting percentage of 52.8%.

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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
Rest Of Season Projections 31 MEM 1 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 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 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
Rest Of Season Projections 31 MEM 1 67 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Marc Gasol
Preseason Projections 31 MEM 80 2680 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 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
Rest Of Season Projections 31 MEM 1 67.3 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 rest of season projections for Marc Gasol
Preseason Projections 31 MEM 80 33.5 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Marc Gasol

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

Gasol exited Monday's game against the Trail Blazers with a right mid-foot sprain and won't return, Rob Fischer of FOX Sports Southeast reports.

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Gasol (foot) will start at center Monday against the Trail Blazers, Eric Hasseltine of 92.9 FM ESPN reports.

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Gasol is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Blazers due to soreness in his right foot, Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.

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Gasol (knee) has been playing through injury, though he was unwilling to elaborate on the nature of the setback, Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal reports. "I have some issues, but you have to push through it," Gasol said. "I'm never going to use not being 100 percent as an excuse. It's just not me. I'm going to push through it and give whatever I have to my team. That's how I've always been, and that's how it's going to be."

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Gasol (knee) had 14 ponts (7-12 FG, 0-2 FT), seven assists, three rebounds, and two blocks in 32 minutes during the Grizzlies' 110-95 victory versus the Pelicans on Monday.

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Gasol (knee) will play and start in Monday's game against the Pelicans, Pelicans radio producer Daniel Sallerson reports.

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Gasol (knee) isn't listed on the Grizzlies' latest injury report and is expected to play Monday against the Pelicans, Brett Dawson of the New Orleans Advocate reports.

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Gasol (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Brett Dawson of the New Orleans Advocate reports.

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Gasol managed 15 points (7-11 FG, 1-2 FT), eight rebounds, four assists, and four steals over 28 minutes in Thursday's 103-83 victory over the Bucks.

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Gasol (knee) will play in Monday's game against Orlando.

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Gasol (knee) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Magic, Rob Fischer of FOX Sports Southeast reports.

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Gasol (knee) will start at center in Saturday's game against the Timberwolves, Eric Hasseltine of the Grizzlies' official site reports.

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2015-16

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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.