Gasol registered 20 points (9-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, and five assists in 30 minutes during the Bulls' 113-90 loss to the Hawks on Wednesday. Gasol was the only Bulls' starter to shoot 50 percent or better from the field, and his 20 points were actually good for the game-high. Despite being 35 years old, Gasol is still one of the most reliable and well-rounded contributors in fantasy. Though Derrick Rose will likely see a slight boost in value now that Jimmy Butler (knee) is sidelined for several weeks, so will Gasol.
Gasol will replace Jimmy Butler (knee) in the All-Star Game, Yahoo's Marc J. Spears reports. With the recent news of Butler being sidelined three-to-four weeks due to a strained left knee, commissioner Adam Silver was forced to name an Eastern Conference replacement for the All-Star Game. He went with Butler's 35-year-old teammate Gasol, who's averaging 17.0 points and 10.9 rebounds per game through 48 games played.
Gasol scored a team-high 22 points (8-13 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with 10 rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and two steals during 33 minutes in Monday's 108-91 loss to the Hornets. Gasol pretty much had to do it all as the Bulls' last remaining All-Star. He matched his season high with three three-pointers and has been pretty good from beyond the arc lately; Gasol has hit seven of his last 11 attempts from distance. It was surprising that coach Fred Hoiberg didn't decide to rest his veteran center with the Hornets running away with the game early, though that may mean that Gasol is healthier than we think he is.
Gasol finished with 25 points (8-16 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 7-7 FT) alongside eight rebounds and three assists in 34 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the TImberwolves. After missing Friday's contest against Denver, Gasol was effective in his return. The Spaniard got off to a hot start, scoring six points and dishing out three assists over the first seven minutes. Gasol is having yet another very productive year and should continue to provide points and rebounds whenever healthy.
Gasol (hand) is available to play Saturday against Minnesota, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports. After testing out his injured left hand, Gasol will indeed take the floor for Saturday's matchup against the Timberwolves. The Bulls have yet to release their starting lineup, although with the dearth of healthy players in Chicago's front court, it'd be surprising if he didn't get the start.
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