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Los Angeles Lakers

Position
F
 
Jersey
16
Name  Pau Gasol
Born  7/6/1980
Height  7-0
Weight  250
College  None
7/13/2014 3:49:00 PM
Description: Pau Gasol is finalizing a contract with the Chicago Bulls.
Insight: The acquisition of Gasol, who averaged 17.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.5 blocks last season, to pair with Joakim Noah will give Chicago the best passing frontcourt in the NBA. It will also keep Taj Gibson on the bench.
 
4/13/2014 5:09:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol (vertigo) will miss the rest of the regular season, according to Mike Trudell of lakers.com.
Insight: The Lakers have no reason to push Gasol to play, especially because he already had one recurrence of his condition following a return. He'll be a free agent after the season and should attract plenty of attention after putting up 17.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game this season.
 
4/11/2014 5:37:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol (vertigo) has been ruled out for Friday's game, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
Insight: He's still battling vertigo and could miss the rest of the season. Jordan Hill has been filling in and averaged 15.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over his last 10 games.
 
4/10/2014 5:49:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol (vertigo) is doubtful for Friday's game, according to Mike Trudell of lakers.com.
Insight: He's still battling vertigo and could miss the rest of the season. Jordan Hill has been filling in and averaged 15.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over his last 10 games.
 
4/7/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center Pau Gasol won't be available Tuesday against Houston. SOURCE: Mike Trudell, Lakers.com
Insight: He's still battling vertigo and could miss the rest of the season. Bob Sacre (5.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg) is the only healthy center on L.A.'s roster at the moment.
 
4/5/2014 3:32:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol (vertigo) will not play Sunday, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN.
Insight: It will be his seventh absence in the last eight games due to vertigo. The Lakers may shut him down for the rest of the season, and with Chris Kaman (calf) also hurting Jordan Hill has been playing a big role.
 
4/4/2014 10:17:00 AM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol (vertigo) will not play Friday and the team will soon make a decision whether or not to shut him down for the rest of the season. SOURCE: Los Angeles Times
Insight: It sounds like the team is leaning toward shutting him down. Gasol will be a free agent after the season and may have played his last game as a Laker.
 
4/2/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol has a "severe recurrence of vertigo" and will miss Wednesday's game, the team announced.
Insight: Gasol returned from a four-game absence Tuesday and played 28 minutes, but he may be shut down for the season after experiencing symptoms of vertigo again.
 
4/2/2014 2:45:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol played Tuesday, but is still listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against Sacramento.
Insight: Gasol admitted he felt sluggish and suggested he may have returned too soon, according to a Mark Medina report. Gasol (17.4 ppg, 9.7 rpg) didn't replace Chris Kaman, they played alongside one another and combined for only 21 points and 10 rebounds so neither was worth much to fantasy owners.
 
3/31/2014 3:33:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol was back at practice on Monday. SOURCE: Dave McMenamin, ESPN Los Angeles
Insight: Vertigo has caused him to miss the last four games. Gasol (17.5 ppg, 9.8 rpg) is expected to return Tuesday against Portland, which would push Chris Kaman (10.3 ppg, 5.9 rpg) back to the bench.
 
3/30/2014 3:21:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles center Pau Gasol won't be available Sunday versus Phoenix. SOURCE: Mike Bresnahan, Los Angeles Times
Insight: He's still battling vertigo and at this point, there's no indication when or if Gasol will be back this season. Chris Kaman (9.8 ppg, 5.6 rpg) is going to start in his place.
 
3/26/2014 2:49:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol (vertigo) will miss at least two more games, according to Mike Trudell of lakers.com.
Insight: Gasol (17.7 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 bpg) was diagnosed with vertigo and missed Tuesday's game after being forced from Sunday's contest with dizziness and nausea. He was unable to travel on the Lakers' two-game road trip.
 
3/25/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol (vertigo) is out Tuesday against the Knicks, according to the Lakers on Twitter. Chris Kaman will get the start.
Insight: Gasol (17.7 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 bpg) was diagnosed with vertigo after being forced from Sunday's game with dizziness and nausea.
 
3/24/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol went to the hospital Sunday night for observation after complaining of dizziness and nausea. He's since been diagnosed with vertigo and is doubtful to play Tuesday against New York. SOURCE: Lakers on Twitter
Insight: Gasol (17.7 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 bpg) didn't figure to play Tuesday just because the Lakers have nothing to play for. Chris Kaman (9.9 ppg, 5.6 rpg) could get the start in Gasol's place.
 
3/24/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol went to the hospital Sunday night for observation after complaining of dizziness and nausea.
Insight: Gasol (17.7 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.5 bpg) doesn't figure to play Tuesday, though the illness isn't considered serious. With nothing to play for the Lakers figure to be conservative for scheduling his return to the court.
 
Hot3/12/2014 5:07:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday but is probable for Thursday's game, according to ESPN's Dave McMenamin.
Insight: Gasol (17.7 ppg, 9.9 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.4 bpg) hurt his ankle last Friday but X-rays were negative. He has scored 20+ points in six straight games with an average of 23.5 ppg in that span.
 
Hot3/8/2014 4:33:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol (ankle) participated in practice Saturday and will play Sunday against the Thunder, according to Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times.
Insight: Gasol hurt his ankle Friday but X-rays were negative. Gasol had 27 points Friday, has scored at least 21 points in five straight games and averaged 21 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.7 bpg over his last 25.
 
Hot3/5/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol had 29 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and a block in 32 minutes Tuesday.
Insight: Lost in the shuffle of the Lakers' terrible season is Gasol's return to his star form. He has produced 20.8 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.8 bpg over his last 23 games.
 
2/21/2014 2:15:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol will start Friday against Boston. SOURCE: Mike Trudell, Lakers.com
Insight: Gasol has missed the last seven games with a groin injury. Prior to the injury, Gasol had averaged 21.1 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 blocks over his last 16 games. Chris Kaman will move to a backup role.
 
2/19/2014 2:34:00 PM
Description: Lakers center Pau Gasol (groin) will not play Wednesday against the Rockets. SOURCE: Mike Trudell, Lakers.com
Insight: Gasol practiced Tuesday so he should be getting close to a return. Prior to the injury Gasol had averaged 21.1 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.8 blocks in his last 16 games.
 

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