Gasol finished with 22 points (9-19 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT), eight rebounds, six assists and a steal across 34 minutes Monday against the Pelicans. Gasol bounced back from missing Saturday's game against Toronto to put up a strong line, reaching double-digits for just the second time since the new year. Gasol's really struggled with his shot recently, scoring in single-figures in four of his past nine games and making just 39.5 percent of his shots during that span. The veteran center's on a downward trajectory, and will need to bump up his production if the Grizzlies want to make the playoffs.
Gasol (back) is available Monday against the Pelicans, Peter Edmiston of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports. Gasol noted that he's not 100 percent, but he'll give it a go anyway after missing Saturday's game. Seeing as the big man may be limited Monday, he should probably be avoided in DFS. Through nine games this month, Gasol is averaging 11.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.4 assists.
Gasol (back) is out Saturday against the Raptors, David Cobb of the Commercial Appeal reports. Back soreness will prevent the big man from taking the court, and it'll mark his first absence of the season. With Gasol sidelined, Jaren Jackson Jr. and JaMychal Green figure to see extra run.
Gasol is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against Toronto due to a sore back, Omari Sankofa of The Athletic reports. The big man has been banged up with a variety of minor ailments of late, so it's not overly surprising to see his name pop up on the injury report. After he played 36 minutes in Friday's loss to Boston, Gasol's status is something to monitor closely as tip-off approaches. The Grizzlies will already be without backup center Joakim Noah (personal).
Gasol (wrist) played 25 minutes Wednesday in the Grizzlies' 111-101 loss to the Bucks, finishing with 14 points (5-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists and four rebounds. Gasol had come out of the Grizzlies' previous game Monday against the Rockets with an elbow issue that warranted a checkup Tuesday. The results of Gasol's tests evidently didn't reveal anything concerning, enabling the big man to fill his usual duties as the starting center. However, Gasol failed to crack the 30-minute mark for the fourth time in six games, with the Grizzlies going minus-28 during his time on the floor Wednesday. His playing time will more than likely pick up on occasions when Memphis is more competitive and when the matchup is more ideal, but Gasol's fantasy stock has nonetheless followed a downward trajectory since the calendar flipped to January. Over eight games this month, Gasol is averaging 12.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.1 blocks and 1.0 three-pointer while shooting 41.3 percent from the field and 68.4 percent from the free-throw line.
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