Pau Gasol RUMORS & NEWS

  • Pau Gasol considering skipping Olympics because of Zika virus

    Chicago Tribune "Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus. The Spanish basketball player said Monday there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going to Rio de Janeiro for the games should "think about" whether it's worth the risk. He said..." May 30

  • Pau Gasol says Spurs are an 'interesting option' in free agency

    CBS Sports "Imagine for a second Pau Gasol operating in the San Antonio Spurs' beautiful offense, throwing over-the-shoulder passes to cutters and daring teams to double-team him in the post. It almost happened a couple of years ago, but Gasol chose to join the Chicago Bulls. In retrospect that seems like a..." April 29

  • Marc Gasol thinks brother Pau should go to Spurs

    The Sports Daily "Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol will “very likely” opt out of his contract this summer and test the free-agent market. But where will he go? Surely some team out there could use a seven-footer with Gasol’s experience and ability. After all, he did average 16.5 points and 11 rebounds this season..." April 25

  • Details on Who Pulled out of Gasol, Butler Trade Talks

    CSN Chicago "When a team like the Chicago Bulls was dependent on the woebegone Brooklyn Nets to throw them a life preserver in order to keep slim playoff hopes alive earlier this week, it isn’t merely a failure at one level at the expense of another. Not as simple as Tom Thibodeau’s departure and not as..." April 14

  • Gasol: Bulls paying for lapses throughout season

    ESPN Chicago "Bulls All-Star center Pau Gasol said Saturday that his team has had too many stretches this season when it played without a "sense of urgency." "There's been times where we dropped games, lost games, that we should never have lost, especially at home against certain teams," Gasol said after..." April 10

  • The Bulls Are Reportedly Looking To Re-Sign Joakim Noah Over Pau Gasol

    Uproxx "The Bulls have had a disappointing season. They are not mathematically out of the playoffs just yet, but talks in Chicago have already shifted to the off-season and the impending free agency of their two big men. Pau Gasol is reportedly dissatisfied in Chicago already, and according to the..." April 10

  • Don’t expect Pau Gasol back with Bulls next season

    Pro Basketball Talk "If you’ve been following the Bulls closely all season, this report isn’t a surprise so much as a confirmation. While both sides are saying the polite things about wanting to talk to each other this summer, there is little chance that Pau Gasol will be back with the Chicago Bulls next season...." April 09

  • Pau Gasol not upbeat on staying with Bulls

    ESPN "Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol said he has not decided whether he will look to remain with the Bulls after this season ends. Gasol, who is expected to use the player opt out in his contract after the season, had said before February's trade deadline that how the Bulls finished down the stretch..." April 08

  • Bulls 'softening' on retaining Pau Gasol

    Chicago Tribune "When a team fails to meet expectations, negativity and speculation follow. And so it stands that Yahoo Sports reported several league executives believe the Celtics and Magic may revive attempts this summer that were started and rebuffed at the February trade deadline to acquire Jimmy Butler...." April 01

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Pau Gasol listed as questionable for #Bulls vs. Knicks tonight at Madison Square Garden with rest/right knee swelling.

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Gasol is in vs. Kings. On minute limit.

  • Pau Gasol coming along, but right knee won't be 100 percent this season

    Chicago Tribune "The plan for Pau Gasol, who did some spot shooting Friday and parts of shootaround Saturday, is to advance to non-contact portions of practice Sunday and then a full practice Tuesday. That plan comes with a caveat. "I'm probably not going to be 100 percent all year," Gasol said at the..." March 20

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    Cody Westerlund @CodyWesterlund

    Pau Gasol (right knee) returned to on-floor work today, won't play tonight. Monday not ruled out, but Wednesday seems more realistic return.

  • Hoiberg: Gasol to miss at least a few more games

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls will be without All-Star big man Pau Gasol for at least a few more games, according to head coach Fred Hoiberg. The 7-footer has already missed the last two contests while recovering from a swollen knee, with Chicago going 1-1 in his absence." March 17

  • Bulls' Gasol out with knee swelling, Butler questionable Monday

    The Score "Even when the news is potentially good for the Chicago Bulls, it comes with a dose of bad news. While Jimmy Butler is expected to return to action Monday against the Toronto Raptors, right knee swelling will keep Pau Gasol from traveling with the team on its two-game road swing. What's worse,..." March 13

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    Sam Smith @SamSmithHoops

    Though Pau allowed in Canada, not going. Gasol not with team knee swelling. Rose listed doubtful and Butler questionable. Ready, set...

  • Pau Gasol Prefers To Re-Sign With Bulls

    Real GM Basketball "Pau Gasol says he will opt for free agency this offseason but the Chicago Bulls remain his preferred option. "I do not like talking about the future," said Gasol. "We'll see what happens. The Bull's door is open because I will exercise my option contract and be a free agent, and Chicago will..." March 03

  • Pau Gasol viewed as 'core' piece for Bulls

    ESPN "Pau Gasol started Thursday wondering whether he would remain a Bull for the rest of the day. He ended Thursday believing that he was a piece of the organization's future. In what turned out to be a bit of a surprise given all the trade rumors surrounding his next potential destination, Gasol..." February 19

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    I'm told Bulls and Kings still discussing potential trade: Pau Gasol and Tony Snell for Kosta Koufas and Ben McLemore

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    Sam Amick @sam_amick

    On Pau Gasol-to-Sac possibility that the Yahoo crew reported, I'm getting skepticism from Bulls side that a deal will materialize today.

  • Kings, Bulls Discussing Pau Gasol Trade

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings and Chicago Bulls have held discussions centered on a trade involving Pau Gasol. In the discussed scenario, the Kings would acquire Gasol and Tony Snell from the Bulls for Kosta Koufos, Ben McLemore and the lowering of lottery protections on a pick owed by Sacramento to..." February 18

  • Bulls 'aggressively shopping' Pau Gasol

    Yahoo! Sports "The Chicago Bulls are aggressively shopping All-Star forward Pau Gasol, league sources told The Vertical. Gasol, 35, can opt out of his contract this summer and become an unrestricted free agent, and Bulls general manager Gar Forman seems determined to move him before Thursday's trade deadline..." February 17

  • Why Knicks could lure Pau Gasol, even without Fisher

    New York Post "Bulls center Pau Gasol took the middle ground regarding last Monday’s firing of Knicks coach Derek Fisher, his former Lakers teammate. Gasol also is close to Knicks president Phil Jackson, putting the Spanish big man in a tough spot. Gasol said he’s sure there were circumstances for the move as..." February 16

  • Bulls willing to give Pau Gasol new contract worth $20M per year

    The Score "With the salary cap projected to jump to $90 million next season, the Chicago Bulls appear interested in using the influx of cash to retain their talent. Re-signing Pau Gasol is a priority for Chicago, and the Bulls are willing to offer the 7-foot Spaniard a contract worth $20 million per year,..." February 11

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    Sean Highkin @highkin

    Pau Gasol will replace Jimmy Butler in the All-Star Game, NBA announces

  • Bull for Bull: Pau Gasol to replace Jimmy Butler in All-Star Game

    Pro Basketball Talk "Jimmy Butler is out of the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto this weekend due to a strained knee. Which suck, because he earned that spot, and while the fans didn’t vote him in the coach’s did. Butler’s teammate Pau Gasol will replace him. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver gets to make the call on a..." February 09

  • Report: Rival executives doubt Bulls intent on keeping Pau Gasol past trade deadline

    Pro Basketball Talk "The latest report had the Bulls wanting to re-sign Pau Gasol rather than trade him. Not everyone buys that. K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: Two rival executives aren’t convinced the Bulls are done gauging the market for Gasol, whom the Bulls would like to re-sign this offseason but..." February 03

  • Pau Gasol: Bulls 'not disciplined ... it's a fact'

    ESPN "Pau Gasol has been in the NBA long enough to be painfully honest. That's why the 15-year veteran was so blunt in the criticism of his own team after Sunday's disheartening 120-93 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. "We're not disciplined," Gasol said. "Yep. We're not. That's it. It's true...." February 01

  • Kobe Bryant said Pau Gasol felt disrespected by Lakers’ front office

    L.A. Daily News "Moments before tipoff, Pau Gasol turned his head and saw Kobe Bryant walking onto the court. The two then shared a hug before Bryant slapped Gasol on the back multiple times. It symbolized the strong partnership through 6 1/2 seasons with the Lakers that spanned three NBA Finals appearances and..." January 29

  • Bulls to stand pat at trade deadline, looking to re-sign Gasol

    The Score "The Chicago Bulls are no longer looking to trade their frontcourt players. Injuries to Joakim Noah (shoulder) and Nikola Mirotic (appendectomy) have grounded Chicago's fervent efforts to swing a big for a wing, ESPN's Marc Stein reports, citing sources. Pau Gasol, Taj Gibson, and Noah were..." January 29

  • Left out of All-Star game, Pau Gasol says voting is unfair

    Chicago Sun-Times "Despite missing out on being named an All-Star starter by just 360 fan votes, Pau Gasol wasn’t selected by the coaches as a reserve for the Eastern Conference team. Three players all under 6-10 – LeBron James, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony – were voted as the the East’s front court starters,..." January 29

  • Kobe Bryant says Lakers fans didn't appreciate Pau Gasol

    SB Nation "The Lakers welcome Pau Gasol and the Bulls to town on Thursday, which put Kobe Bryant in a nostalgic mood. Bryant made a strong statement when asked about Gasol's Lakers career in a Tuesday morning media session. "I think the city of L.A. didn't really appreciate what he did and what we had,"..." January 28

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    As for Pau Gasol ... latest signals out of Chicago are that the Bulls want to RE-SIGN the free agent-to-be. As opposed to trading him

  • Bulls quietly shopped Gasol prior to Noah injury

    The Score "Losing center Joakim Noah for four-to-six months due to a separated left shoulder has forced the Chicago Bulls to reconsider any potential plans they had for Pau Gasol. Management was reportedly "quietly checking into deals" for the 35-year-old Spaniard prior to losing Noah to what may be a..." January 18

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    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Pau Gasol is out vs. 76ers and Derrick Rose is questionable. Initial plan is to start Noah. Tribune Blog: https://t.co/WQlEGDd7GD

  • Bulls taking trade calls on Gasol, Noah, Gibson, seek wing player

    CBS Sports "Under new head coach Fred Hoiberg, the Chicago Bulls have only shown flashes of being one of the better teams in the East. With a record of 15-11, the Bulls are underperforming, possibly dealing with chemistry issues and are even questioning their identity. And now they may be trying to make some..." December 24

  • Gasol will 'very likely' opt out of Bulls contract this summer, test free agency

    CSN Chicago "Pau Gasol came to the Bulls on a discount of sorts two summers ago, with some teams wondering how much top-flight game he had left in his veteran body. But after a stellar first year in Chicago and his ramping it up recently after a busy summer, there appears to be very little doubt he can..." December 03

  • Likely starters Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic grew their chemistry this summer in Spain

    Chicago Tribune "There were at least one, sometimes two practices a day. More often than not, three meals were shared together. And the intense training and patriotic-filled competition stretched over two months. Yes, Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic grew closer this summer, the two-top scorers on the Spanish..." October 21

  • What can Bulls expect from Gasol-Noah tandem in 2015-16?

    ESPN Chicago "Despite what it might have looked like on the court, the numbers don't exactly back up the notion that Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah were a dysfunctional pairing on the floor last season. Out of all the two-man lineup combinations for the Bulls that played at least 100 minutes together last season,..." October 09

  • Marc Gasol says it's possible Grizzlies pursue Pau Gasol in the future

    CBS Sports "Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol gets asked about his All-Star brother Pau Gasol all the time. It gets a little tiresome, if we're being honest; Gasol's not thrilled that every conversation seems to steer towards the fact that the two great bigs are siblings. Still, he's close with his brother,..." October 04

  • Pau Gasol had nasal surgery this summer, says he’s breathing better

    Pro Basketball Talk "Derrick Rose isn’t the only Bull who had some unexpected surgery. Pau Gasol had nasal surgery this summer to aid his breathing, he told media after the Bulls training camp practice Monday. From our own Sean Highkin who was at the practice: If how Gasol played at EuroBasket – where he was the..." October 01

  • EuroBasket MVP Pau Gasol commits to Spain for 2016 Olympics

    The Score "Not satisfied with just a third EuroBasket gold medal, Pau Gasol is taking aim at his first Olympic gold. The Spanish center, thwarted by the U.S. in his gold-medal attempts in 2008 and 2012, confirmed Sunday his intention to suit up at Rio next summer. "I will play at the Olympic Games..." September 21

  • Pau Gasol Reportedly Risked Serious Injury Playing In A EuroBasket Game Saturday

    EuroHoops.net "Pau Gasol was in pain just before the start of the game against Poland and he had to run to the locker rooms in order to get medical treatment. However, this was the start of an amazing story. As Spanish coach Sergio Scariolo revealed in the press conference: “The doctors told me that Pau..." September 14

  • 2014-2015 All NBA Teams named

    NBA.com "The NBA announced today that Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has been named to the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team. The distinction is the first in Davis’ three years in the NBA. Davis, 6-10, 220, led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player's overall statistical contribution..." May 21

  • Pau Gasol to return from hamstring injury in Game 6

    SB Nation "All-Star center Pau Gasol will return to the Bulls' lineup Thursday for Game 6 against the Cavaliers after missing the previous two games with a hamstring injury, he told reporters. He did recommend a minutes limit, according to Bleacher Report's Ethan Skolnick. Gasol has not taken the court..." May 14

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Thibs said Gasol did everything in Bulls' light practice/film session. Feeling better. Game time decision tomorrow.

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    Nick Friedell @NickFriedell

    Gasol said he made good progress today. "I'll be out there" for Game 6.

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Thibodeau says Pau Gasol (hamstring) is out for Game 5. Is he improving? "Yeah, a little bit."

  • Bulls' Gasol a game-time decision Tuesday vs. Cavs

    The Score "Pau Gasol's status for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers doesn't sound promising, but perhaps Chicago Bulls fans can take solace in the fact that the All-Star big man hasn't been ruled out yet. Gasol left Game 3 and missed Game 4 after originally straining his left hamstring in..." May 12

  • Bulls' reliance on Pau Gasol could have a price later

    CSN Chicago "Pau Gasol took deep breaths as he answered questions while sitting in the visitor’s locker room Wednesday, admittedly exhausted after an overtime-thriller in Philadelphia that went longer than it should’ve. Forty-three minutes, the wear and tear was evident on Gasol’s face after putting..." March 14