Gasol had five points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt) and three rebounds in Sunday's loss to Denver.
The Lakers held tough for most of the first half but were blown off the court in the second, as they careened to a 122-105 loss. Gasol has started every game this season, but he's putting up near-career-low averages in a number of key categories, including points and rebounds per game, as well as field goal percentage. For fantasy purposes, he's really only been useful to managers in need of blocks (1.2 BPG).
Gasol is averaging just 2.2 points per game over his last six appearances.
Gasol is firmly entrenched as the Lakers' starting center, but he has scored in double digits just once this season and has surpassed the five-point mark just once over his last seven games, including three straight games where he hasn't been able to score more than two points. He can produce on other areas of the game, but he's not scoring enough or seeing enough minutes to be a valuable fantasy performer outside of the deepest formats -- and even in those formats, his inclusion in most lineups could be questionable.
Gasol recorded five points (2-6 FG, 1-4 3Pt), four rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks across 21 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Rockets.
Gasol hasn't reached the 10-point mark in any of his last nine games, and that obviously puts a hard cap on his upside, though he's been providing value in other areas of the game due to his secondary role in the Lakers' offensive scheme. Gasol is averaging 4.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 blocks over his last nine contests, and that kind of production will only make him viable as a streaming option in the deepest of leagues.
Gasol (eye) is starting the second half for the Lakers on Sunday, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports.
Gasol left the game shortly before halftime, and he apparently received four stitches around his eye during his absence. However, he'll be available to take the court for the second half of Sunday's contest.
Gasol went to the locker room late in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Grizzlies with a laceration above his eye, Jovan Buha of The Athletic reports.
Gasol sustained a cut just outside of his left eye, and he went to the locker room just before halftime as a result. It's unclear whether he'll return for the second half.
Gasol had 12 points (4-4 FG, 3-3 3PT, 1-1 FT), seven rebounds, eight assists and four blocks in Sunday's blowout win over the Timberwolves.
It was easily the best game for Gasol in a Lakers uniform after the totaled just two points and 10 rebounds over his first two contests. The big man helped compensate for the absence of Anthony Davis (calf) and was noticeably more aggressive on the offensive end. When Davis returns, Gasol's impact could again be muted, but the veteran showed he can still be effective when given the opportunity.
Gasol has totaled just two points (0-1 FG, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds and one assist through the Lakers' first two games.
Gasol has started both contests, but he has not been remotely fantasy-relevant, outside of a decent showing on the glass (nine rebounds) against the Mavs on Christmas Day. Through 32 total minutes, Gasol has attempted only one shot. And in the opener against the Clippers, the veteran picked up five fouls in just 12 minutes. For now, Gasol can be safely ignored in most fantasy leagues.
Gasol recorded six points (3-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt), four rebounds and five assists across 22 minutes during Sunday's win over the Clippers.
Gasol was held out of Friday's opener but delivered a solid performance in his Lakers debut, contributing across the board but holding a secondary role in the scoring column. Gasol is expected to work as the team's starting center once the regular season begins, but at this point his best fantasy days are behind him. With that said, Gasol can still be a solid source of rebounds and assists at the center position.
Gasol will be available for Sunday's preseason game against the Clippers, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.
Gasol was held out of Friday's opener, but he'll move into the starting five at center Sunday night. The Lakers will be without a number of regulars -- including LeBron James and Anthony Davis -- so Sunday won't exactly be a preview of how the real rotation will shake out during the regular season.
Gasol has agreed to a two-year contract with the Lakers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Gasol, who will turn 36 years old in January, has entertained the idea of returning to play in Europe, but the opportunity to play with the defending NBA Champions was likely too hard to pass up. With JaVale McGee being dealt to Cleveland, the Lakers have made room for Gasol. Gasol will now compete with new teammate Montrezl Harrell for the starting center job in 2020-21. In 44 games with Toronto last season, Gasol averaged 7.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Gasol plans to explore continuing his career in Europe in 2020-21, Eurohoops.net reports.
The 35-year-old Gasol is bound for unrestricted free agency this offseason after he wrapped up his obligations to the Raptors following their elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinals. He noticed a steep decline in production since joining Toronto following a trade from Memphis last season, as he wrapped up the 2019-20 campaign with averages of 7.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 26.4 minutes per game. Gasol's prowess on the defense end would still make him an ideal backup center at the NBA level, but the 35-year-old may prioritize playing in his home country of Spain to wrap up his playing days.
Gasol was held scoreless (0-2 FG, 0-1 3PT) in Wednesday's Game 2 win over the Nets.
After a 13-point outing in Game 1, Gasol wasn't nearly as aggressive Wednesday, taking just two shots and failing to get to the free throw line for the third time in five games. The veteran did add four rebounds and two assists, but he turned the ball over three times in his 17 minutes of action. Serge Ibaka, with whom Gasol split the starting role during most of the regular season, played 26 minutes off the bench.
Gasol tallied six points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and six rebounds in Monday's win over Miami.
Starting for the second straight game, Gasol wasn't overly aggressive, but did he hit the glass while adding an assist and a steal to his final line. The veteran saw 22 minutes of action while Serge Ibaka played 26 minutes off the bench.
Gasol is in the starting lineup Saturday versus the Lakers, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
The 35-year-old appeared in only one of the final 17 games before the season was shutdown in March, but he'll be in the starting five for the first seeding game in the bubble. Gasol averaged 7.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 27.5 minutes this season and should continue splitting time with Serge Ibaka.
Raptors coach Nick Nurse said Tuesday that Gasol (hamstring) has trimmed weight during the NBA's shutdown and "looks good" for when the season resumes July 31, Lori Ewing of The Canadian Press reports.
Gasol has been limited to just 36 games this season due a nagging left hamstring injury, which also kept him sidelined for the Raptors' final contest March 9 before the league went on hiatus. The big man returned from a 15-game hiatus to play 16 minutes March 8 in Sacramento, so his absence the following day was likely just precautionary for the second half of the back-to-back set rather than the result of any injury setback. That said, Gasol isn't expected to immediately seize a consistent 30-minute role when the season restarts in late July, as he's more likely to fall into something close to a 50-50 timeshare at center with Serge Ibaka.
Gasol (hamstring) will not play Monday in Utah.
The big man made his return to action Sunday against the Kings, but he'll be held out on the second night of a back-to-back set. With four full days off following Monday's game, expect Gasol to be back in uniform for Saturday's home date with the Pistons.
Gasol (hamstring) played 16 minutes off the bench Sunday in the Raptors' 118-113 win over the Kings, finishing with three points (1-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists.
Predictably, Gasol filled only a minimal role for Toronto in his return from a 15-game absence due to the same hamstring issue that had already cost him 12 games from late December through mid-January. Though Gasol came off the bench for the first time all season, he could eventually replace Serge Ibaka on the top unit once he ramps up a bit. Expect Gasol to face a similar playing-time restriction in the second half of the back-to-back set Monday in Utah; he could also sit out entirely.
Gasol (hamstring) will be available off the bench Sunday against the Kings, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
It'll be the first action for Gasol since Jan. 28, but he'll face an unspecified minutes restriction, so he's best avoided in DFS contests. Expect Serge Ibaka to remain the starter at center for the time being.
Gasol (hamstring) has a chance to play in Sunday's game against Sacramento, Eric Smith of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
The veteran center's embedded in a lengthy absence that stems from a strained left hamstring. He is officially questionable for Sunday, though his availability could well hinge on his ability to participate in pregame warmups. Look for more details to come out ahead of tipoff.
Gasol (hamstring) won't play in Thursday's matchup against Golden Star, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
As anticipated, Gasol will miss a 15th straight contest. Serge Ibaka is back and will likely see a massive role in Thursday's game against the Warriors. The veteran's next opportunity to take the floor looms Sunday in Sacramento.
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