Pau Gasol

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  • Pau Gasol
    C, Free Agent

    Refuting earlier reports, Barcelona manager Joan Bladé says that the team will not be signing Pau Gasol.

    It was reported that Gasol was set to sign a one-year deal but the 40-year-old is still on the open market. We may have seen the last of the big man at the NBA level but he's preparing to play in the Olympics, so expect to see his name pop up in the rumor mill as he looks for his next club team.

    Source: Catradio Sports on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Free Agent

    Varlas Nikos of Eurohoops.net reported that Pau Gasol is expected to sign a one-year deal with FC Barcelona as he prepares for his final Olympics in 2021.

    Gasol has had a storied career in the NBA, making six all-star games and winning two NBA championships with the Lakers alongside Kobe Bryant but his days playing NBA basketball are in the rearview. It will be exciting to see the Gasol brothers play for their native country one last time before Pau retires from basketball entirely.

    Source: Varlas Nikos on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Paul Gasol is hoping to play in his fifth Olympics for Spain in the summer of 2021.

    Gasol said he was hoping that he was "going to have enough time to heal" to play in the summer of 2020 before the Olympics were postponed. Gasol admitted that being ready for the Olympics in 2021, at age 41, would be a challenge. He also said that he has "had an incredible career so I'll be happy regardless". Gasol may want to play competitively next season to stay in shape for the Olympics, but that may not necessarily be in the NBA. Even if he does return to the NBA, he will not be an impact player in fantasy.

    Source: FIBA

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Pau Gasol admitted that he thinks about retirement these days.

    "With this recovery process and the injury that I have been dealing with for more than a year, it’s undoubtedly inevitable to think about retirement," said the 20-year veteran. Gasol has been dealing with persistent left foot problems that have limited him to 30 combined games over the last two campaigns, and the writing may be on the wall. He'll be 40 if he can return to the court next season but it would be sad to see one of the game's most underrated greats go out like that. Gasol was expected to join Portland's coaching staff for the remainder of this season but everything is obviously on hold.

    Source: EuroHoops

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Terry Stotts said on Tuesday that Pau Gasol is planning to join the coaching staff of the Blazers when he returns from Spain.

    Gasol signed with the Blazers in the offseason after completing last season as a member of the Bucks. Not surprisingly, he had issues rehabilitating his foot after undergoing surgery last May and the Blazers were forced to waive him last week. His playing days are likely over but it’s good to see him remain in the NBA.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    The Blazers have waived Pau Gasol on Wednesday.

    Gasol is 39 years old this season and has yet to play in an NBA game as he has been recovering from a left foot surgery. It seems unlikely that he will be able to return to the NBA at some point this season as he is still rehabbing. He is off the fantasy radar but had a fabulous career and is a candidate for the Hall of Fame.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Zach Collins
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Zach Collins (torn labrum surgery) will be re-evaluated in four months after undergoing surgery to repair his labrum.

    This is a significant blow to fantasy owners and the Blazers' frontcourt. Collins can be dropped in all-sized leagues with a best-case scenario being a March return. Anthony Tolliver, Mario Hezonja and Skal Labissiere will continue to soak up the extra minutes until one separates themselves from the pack. With Pau Gasol and Jusuf Nurkic also out, the Blazers will likely be looking to acquire a big man on the trade market.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Pau Gasol (left foot) remains without a timetable for return.

    Gasol has been increasing the level of his workouts but there's still no telling when he'll get back on the court, which is a big blow for a team that suddenly has extremely limited frontcourt depth. It's unlikely that Gasol becomes a fantasy factor when he's ready to go but it's not impossible if he can walk into 20 mpg, either. Still, he belongs on waivers until he gets back on the court.

    Source: Jason Quick on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    There was a sign of progress from Pau Gasol (left foot surgery) on Friday, as he was sighted on the court taking part in shootaround with his Blazers teammates.

    It is a step in the right direction for Gasol, but he still probably has a lot of work ahead before he takes part in any significant game action. Even when he does get healthy enough to take the court, it is difficult to imagine Gasol emerging with a decent chunk of minutes.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Pau Gasol (left foot surgery) is still not ready for game action and will miss Friday's matchup vs. the Kings.

    Gasol is past his days of being relevant in the fantasy community. He can be ignored in fantasy circles even when he returns.

    Source: Casey Holdahl on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Hassan Whiteside (left ankle sprain) practiced without limitations on Monday and should be ready for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

    Whiteside said on Saturday that he expected to be ready for the regular season, and that appears to be confirmed now. He's an important part of a Blazers team that will be missing Pau Gasol and Jusuf Nurkic at the outset. Whiteside is most valuable in the blocks and rebounds categories.

    Source: Jay Allen on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Pau Gasol (left foot surgery) will not not be ready to play by opening night.

    Gasol has been working his way back from from surgery but will not have a big role this season regardless. The Blazers also brought in Hasan Whiteside to man center, while Jusuf Nurkic recovers.

    Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Pau Gasol will not play in the Blazers' two remaining preseason games and his status for opening night is in question.

    Gasol has been banged up for quite a while, and this isn't an encouraging start to his time with the Blazers. The main thing Gasol has in his favor this season is a very thin center depth chart in Portland. Deep-leaguers in need of blocks should keep an eye on him.

    Source: Joe Freeman on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Blazers big man Pau Gasol says that he is "hopeful" to be ready for the team's first regular season game.

    Gasol is coming off left foot surgery. He is firmly behind Hassan Whiteside and Zach Collins in the Blazers' rotation. Barring injuries, he is not likely to provide much value.

    Source: Jay Allen on Twitter

  • Pau Gasol
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    Pau Gasol will join the Blazers on a one-year contract.

    Gasol is far from the All-Star who helped win back-to-back championships with the Lakers a decade ago. He will join the Blazers as a role-player who can play sparingly throughout games. Gasol is no longer fantasy relevant. However, he can be a great mentor to the other bigs in Portland as they try to get over the proverbial hump.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter