Gasol had 21 points (7-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 5-7 FT), 10 rebounds, eight assists and two blocks in 33 minutes during Thursday's 111-110 loss to the Bulls. Gasol flirted with a triple-double as the Grizzlies fell to another loss. They starting to firm as the favorites for the worst record in the league, much to the displeasure of Gasol. Despite the lackluster team performances, Gasol continues to be a nice source of production across the board. He should continue to produce nicely but owners need to be aware of the odd rest game from time to time.
Gasol ended up with 17 points (8-17 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-3 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block in 31 minutes during Monday's 121-103 loss to the Bucks. Gasol returned to the lineup following a one-game absence for rest purposes, as the veteran franchise center will be held out of the second game of back-to-backs. The Grizzlies lost for the 18th consecutive time, so Thursday's matchup with the Bulls could be a decent occasion to bet on a big game from Gasol.
Gasol will start as usual in Monday's game against the Bucks. Gasol received the night off for rest Saturday against the Mavericks, but as expected, is back in the lineup ahead of Monday's game against the Bucks. Look for Gasol to take on a full workload, which likely means less minutes for guys like Deyonta Davis and Ivan Rabb.
Gasol will not play in Saturday's matchup against the Mavericks for rest purposes. This news is relatively unsurprising, as the Grizzlies are playing the second night of a back-to-back set. In Gasol's absence, JaMychal Green and Jarell Martin figure to get healthy minutes in the frontcourt, while Deyonta Davis and Ivan Rabb should see some extra run as well. Gasol's next opportunity to suit up will be Monday against the Bucks
Gasol totaled nine points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 11 rebounds, six assists, four blocks, and one steal in 32 minutes during Friday's 95-78 loss to the Jazz. Gasol didn't take many shots, but he was still effective in terms of filling up the stat sheet. The big man has been vocal about his displeasure during a losing season, and he has received the night off for rest twice over the last eight games. Given that the Grizzlies have been eliminated from playoff contention, it's worth verifying Gasol's status in advance of tipoff going forward. Saturday's matchup with the Mavericks should be a good opportunity for Gasol to go off again if he isn't ruled out for rest purposes.
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