Gasol tallied nine points (3-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt), five rebounds, five assists and four blocks in 35 minutes Wednesday in the Raptors' 114-106 win over the Trail Blazers.
The absence of Serge Ibaka (ankle) for the past three games has opened up 30-plus minutes in each of those contests for Gasol, but he hasn't benefited from any notable spike on the offensive end as a result. While Gasol came through with a season-high block total Wednesday, he again finished with under 10 points for the fourth straight contest. Gasol should continue to get ample minutes while Ibaka is out, but the veteran's diminishing fantasy utility will likely plunge further when Toronto is back to full strength.
Gasol supplied two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), seven rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes Sunday in the Raptors' 113-104 win over the Lakers.
The 30-plus minutes were nice to see from Gasol, but that was about the only positive takeaway from another underwhelming stat line in what's been a season full of them thus far for the veteran center. With Serge Ibaka (ankle) out indefinitely, Gasol should have the opportunity to receive some extra playing time, but his poor form this season hardly makes him a must-start option during the Raptors' upcoming three-game week.
Gasol posted five points (1-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in Friday's 122-104 win against the Pelicans.
In his first full season with the Raptors, Gasol has not been off to the start he would have wanted to, with career lows in both points (6.9 per game) and field-goal percentage (34 percent). A playing-time boost for the 34-year-old isn't likely considering he's seen the fewest amount of minutes out of all the nominal starters and hasn't shot at a high mark.
Gasol finished with 10 points (4-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-0 FT), 12 rebounds, three assists and one block in 34 minutes of a 115-105 loss to Milwaukee on Saturday.
Gasol notched his second double-double of the season in his team's loss to Milwaukee, matching his season-high in points while setting a new season high in rebounds and minutes played. Gasol was much more active in the offense with Pascal Siakam limited in a tough match-up with Giannis Antetokounmpo. Toronto next takes the court against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday.
Gasol (knee) had six points (2-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds, and two assists in 15 minutes during Wednesday's 125-113 win over the Pistons.
Gasol (knee) returned to action after exiting the contest in the first quarter. However, Serge Ibaka had the hot hand and ended up earning over twice as many minutes (32) as Gasol. The 34-year-old big man has been underwhelming through five games, reaching double figures in scoring just once while grabbing double-digit boards twice. His numbers are down across the board, and that's unlikely to change given that he's splitting time with Ibaka.
Gasol is available to return after falling on his knee during the first quarter of Wednesday's game against the Pistons, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
Gasol left the game briefly in the first quarter to get his knee worked on. The injury doesn't appear to be overly serious as he's already been given the green light to return to the court.
Gasol had 10 points (4-7 FG, 2-3 3PT) with 10 rebounds during the Raptors' 104-95 win over the Magic on Monday.
Gasol is yet to deliver a strong fantasy performance during Toronto's first four games of the season, but this was his first double-double of the season so hopefully that could boost him going forward. Toronto's next game will be against the Pistons on Wednesday.
Gasol posted six points (2-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), four rebounds and one assist in 32 minutes Tuesday in the Raptors' 130-122 overtime win over the Pelicans.
Though Gasol picked up the start at center, he was overshadowed by backup Serge Ibaka (13 points, five rebounds in 26 minutes) in the season opener. Gasol saw the fewest minutes of any starter and logged the lowest usage rate (11.5 percent) of the eight men in coach Nick Nurse's rotation. A major bounce back might not be coming for Gasol after he averaged only 9.1 points and 3.9 assists during his time with Toronto in the second half of 2018-19.
Gasol went through a full practice Tuesday, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.
The Raptors have been extra-careful with Gasol's workload during the preseason, but he was back at practice in full capacity Tuesday. He'll have one more opportunity to see action in the preseason -- Friday against Brooklyn -- before the Raptors open the regular season on Oct. 22 versus New Orleans.
Gasol will rest during Sunday's matchup against the Bulls.
The veteran will get the night off as the team looks to keep him relatively fresh heading into the regular season. In his first preseason appearance, he posted 23.7 fantasy points in just 18.2 minutes.
Gasol (rest) has been removed from the Raptors' injury report and is expected to be available for Thursday's exhibition game against the Rockets in Japan, Sportsnet.ca reports.
Gasol sat out the front end of the Raptors' NBA Japan Games series with Houston on Tuesday, allowing Serge Ibaka to pick up the start at center. Expect Gasol to fill a spot on the top unit Thursday, though he won't necessarily be in store for a huge minutes load as the Raptors look to ease the 34-year-old into the new season.
Gasol will not play in Tuesday's preseason game against the Rockets, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
It'll be a simple rest day for Gasol, as the Raptors attempt to limit the strain on the veteran during the preseason. In his absence Tuesday, Serge Ibaka may shift up to center, though there's a good chance the pair will start together when the regular season arrives.
Gasol will not take part in Thursday's practice, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
It doesn't seem as if Gasol is dealing with an injury, so coach Nick Nurse is likely just giving Gasol the day off due to his veteran status. We have no reason to expect at the moment that Gasol won't be available for Tuesday's preseason game against the Rockets.
Gasol will exercise his $25.6 million player option to remain with the Raptors, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Gasol was traded from the Grizzlies to the Raptors at the deadline last season. While he suffered from a workload and usage perspective, Gasol was an integral piece of Toronto's championship run. The veteran may have been able to garner more total money by opting out and signing a long-term deal, but it's unclear if the Raptors were interested in that while Kawhi Leonard's decision still looms over Toronto, and the league.
Gasol posted 17 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 7-8 FT), eight rebounds and two assists across 31 minutes during the Raptors' 106-105 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday.
Gasol was undeniably effective when out on the floor, but foul trouble prevented him from an even bigger night. The veteran big man has alternated single- and double-digit scoring efforts throughout the first five games of the series, and he now has a pair of 17-point tallies over his last three games. Gasol will look to hit double digits in the scoring column in consecutive postseason contests for the first time since Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Thursday's potentially series-clinching Game 6.
Gasol finished with 17 points (6-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds and four assists across 26 minutes during the Raptors' 123-109 win over the Warriors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.
Gasol was one of several Raptors to bounce back from poor Game 2 efforts, with the big man equaling his second-highest scoring tally of the postseason. The 34-year-old has seen his offensive usage and accuracy fluctuate significantly throughout the playoffs, so it remains to be seen if he'll be able to follow up with a second consecutive productive effort in Friday's Game 4.
Gasol totaled 20 points (6-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), seven rebounds, two steals, one assist, and one block in 30 minutes during Thursday's 118-109 victory over Golden State.
Gasol was limited by foul trouble Thursday but still managed to put in a dominant performance as the Raptors held serve, winning Game 1 of the NBA Finals. He has started to round into form at the right time and certainly provides a solid anchor for the Raptors defense. Despite not being the player he was only a couple of seasons ago, Gasol has been crucial for the Raptors and should continue to find himself on the floor more than Serge Ibaka in what is a somewhat favorable matchup.
Gasol amassed 16 points (5-10 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks, and one steal in 45 minutes during Sunday's 118-112 victory over Milwaukee.
Gasol was excellent for the Raptors during their Game 3 victory, putting in his best performance of the playoffs thus far. After a rough night on 48 hours prior, Gasol certainly appeared more focused on both ends of the floor, finally getting his eye in from the perimeter nailing four triples. He also blocked five shots to round out a great night for the veteran, helping the Raptors to an important victory. Serge Ibaka was limited to just 14 minutes in the double-overtime thriller, an indication of how well Gasol was playing. He will look to replicate these numbers when the Raptors host the Bucks in Game 4 of the series Tuesday.
Gasol had just two points (1-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist, and one block in 19 minutes during Friday's 125-103 loss to the Bucks.
Gasol was dreadful during Friday's blowout loss in Game of the Eastern Conference Finals, coming away with just two points on 1-of-9 shooting. It was a frustrating night for the veteran as he struggled to find any rhythm, continuing his questionable production of late. Gasol was not brought in especially for his scoring ability but certainly needs to be better than this if the Raptors are to make this a competitive series. He will look to bounce back in Game 3 at home, a game that is basically now a must-win for the Raptors.
Gasol finished with six points (2-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt), 12 rebounds, five assists and two blocks over 40 minutes in the Raptors' loss to the Bucks on Wednesday.
Although he didn't contribute much on the offensive end of the floor, Gasol was a force on the boards and swatted two shots. He also handed out five assists in what was a solid all-around effort, albeit in a loss. He'll need to be all-in defensively moving forward if the Raptors hope to steal Game 2 in Milwaukee.
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