Pau Gasol

PAU GASOL (POR)

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#16•P. GASOL

C • 7’0, 250 lbs; 19th year, Spain

SALTY DOG

NBA ROLE: SKILLED, VETERAN PIVOT

 

A 2x NBA champ, 6-time All-Star & former Rookie of the Year, Pau Gasol’s had an illustrious career; an amazing passer, midrange shooter and skilled big on the block, running action through Pau is always an option – can find teammates over the top (or flashing cutters), destroy you w/ a barrage of jumpers; interesting case study: won’t box out but grabs double-digit boards all the time – screams after the slightest bit of contact but calling him soft is overplayed and inaccurate; comes up w/ blocks, though struggles w/ one-on-one D; delegated to a second unit role, helps the offense function, contributes in smaller doses; final stretch of his Hall of Fame career, can Pau capture title #3 in Portland?


SIGNATURE!

SLIP --> MIDRANGE J

FAKE --> TURNAROUND HOOK


MORE ON P. GASOL

  • Career: 17 points/game, 9.2 rebounds/game, 51% FG

  • 2x NBA Champion (’09-’10)

  • 2x All-NBA Second Team ('11, '15)

  • 2x All-NBA Third Team ('09-'10)

  • 6x All-Star (Last: 2016)

  • Rookie of the Year (2002)

  • Older bro. of Marc Gasol (TOR)

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K20 RATING: 75

(via FreeDawkins & NBA)