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.
Gasol generated seven points (3-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four assists, three rebounds, two bocks, and one steal in 36 minutes during Thursday's 112-101 Game 6 loss to the 76ers.
Gasol has earned at least 33 minutes in three straight games, and in four of the six tilts here in the second round. However, he saw his two-game streak of double-digit scoring snapped in this one, and he has been held to single digits in four of six contests in this series as well as in eight of 11 bouts during this postseason run.
Gasol totaled nine points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, two assists and a block across 24 minutes in the Raptors' win over the Magic on Tuesday.
Gasol came away with typical numbers in Tuesday's win, scoring just nine points and making solid contributions on the boards while facilitating teammates. He's settled in as the Raptors' starting center, but Serge Ibaka's presence and solid play has certainly capped Gasol's upside.
Gasol totaled 13 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds and four assists over 32 minutes in the Raptors' loss to the Magic on Saturday.
Gasol drew the start in Saturday's loss, playing 13 more minutes than Serge Ibaka. It seems like Gasol has officially usurped Ibaka's place in the starting lineup, and it's unlikely that changes in this series. Gasol's ability to draw defenders outside of the paint will be valuable against the Magic moving forward.
Gasol totaled two points (0-4 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, four assists and a steal across 23 minutes in the Raptors' win over the Knicks on Thursday.
Gasol didn't hit any of his four shot attempts in Thursday's win, but he did manage to salvage some semblance of a stat line with five boards, four helpers and a steal. Gasol wasn't needed much in a game where Pascal Siakam went off for 31 points and the Raptors won by 25.
Gasol produced 17 points (7-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six assists, four rebounds, three blocks, and one steal in 23 minutes during Sunday's 115-114 loss to the Hornets.
Gasol was extremely efficient offensively while contributing in every category. He continues to seriously outshine Serge Ibaka as of late, though Gasol remains a fairly inconsistent option as well.
Gasol chipped in two points (1-1 FG), six assists, five rebounds, two steals, and two blocks in 28 minutes during Friday's 116-109 loss to the Thunder.
Gasol earned eight more minutes than Serge Ibaka, but the 34-year-old Spaniard somehow attempted only one shot. Gasol's ability to contribute across every category helps salvage his fantasy value to an extent. However, his per-game averages have suffered substantially since he was traded to the Raptors, which is perhaps no surprise given that he was averaging almost 10 minutes per game more with the Grizzlies earlier this season.
Gasol finished with 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 22 minutes in the Raptors' win over the Knicks on Monday.
Gasol produced another double-double in Monday's win, though he could've been even more productive had the Raptors not dominated the game so thoroughly. Serge Ibaka will return to the lineup on Wednesday at Oklahoma City after finishing out his suspension, but Gasol has been effective even with Ibaka on the court.
Gasol chipped in nine points (3-7 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds, eight assists and one block over 37 minutes in the Raptors' loss to the Pistons on Sunday.
Gasol failed to score in double-digits, though he made up for the paltry point total with 11 boards and eight helpers. Gasol will see some extended action for at least one more game while Serge Ibaka finishes out his suspension, but he should remain productive even when Ibaka returns. One of the game's best passing bigs, Gasol has triple-double upside on a nightly basis.
Gasol finished with 15 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and two steals across 26 minutes in the Raptors' win over the Lakers on Thursday.
Despite the absence of Serge Ibaka (suspension), Gasol only played 26 minutes. Instead, it was Pascal Siakam who saw the most playing time among the Raptors with 39 minutes. Gasol was highly effective even though he might not have played as many minutes as would have liked.
Gasol is expected to play "heavy minutes" in Serge Ibaka's (suspension) absence, Eric Koreen of The Athletic reports.
With Ibaka suspended three games for his role in a fight, Gasol will reportedly play heavy minutes for the Raptors over this stretch. Gasol hasn't seen 30-plus minutes regularly since leaving the Grizzlies, so this will be a change of pace on his new team. In the 44 games this season Gasol has seen at least 30 minutes, he's averaging 17.3 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and a combined 2.6 steals/blocks.
Gasol will start Monday's game against the Cavs, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports.
Gasol got the start Friday against New Orleans but returned to the bench for Sunday's win over the Heat. He'll be back in the lineup at center Monday to combat Ante Zizic, while Serge Ibaka moves back to the bench.
Gasol will start Friday against the Pelicans, Eric Smith of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Coach Nick Nurse continues to change his starting center on a regular basis, with Gasol getting the benefit against the Pelicans. Over his past three starts, Gasol is averaging 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.3 assists and a combined 2.0 steals/blocks.
Gasol finished with eight points (3-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and one rebound over 18 minutes in the Raptors' loss to the Rockets on Tuesday.
Gasol came off the bench to deliver his worst game as a Raptor. Rotating the starting center job with Serge Ibaka, Gasol's fantasy value will fluctuate based on his minutes from night to night.
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