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Pau Gasol
Pau Gasol
Position: F-C
Born: 07/06/80
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:250 lbs. / 113.4 kg.
Salary: $7,448,760
Q: What language do you talk trash in? A: If I’m talking to another guy on the other team, then whatever language he speaks. Or if I want to curse the referee, obviously I’ll curse in Latvian so he doesn’t understand (smile). Q: What parts of the games of Pau Gasol and Dirk Nowitzki do you think you might want to take? A: I would love to have the IQ of Pau’s game, how smart he is playing. Then Dirk, his offensive skills, his shot, you know, fadeaway, that’s something [that is] unguardable.
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Brothers Pau and Marc Gasol have been awarded Spain’s Princess of Asturias prize for sports for their “brilliant record” playing basketball for Spain and their NBA teams. The pair was recognized for their “sporting standards” as well as being ambassadors for “the Spanish brand,” the award foundation said in a statement on Wednesday. Pau, aged 34, and Marc, 30, have won world and European championships, and two silver medals at the Olympics.
Pau Gasol, who enjoyed an All-Star season in the first of a three-year deal with the Bulls, used his blog on his web site to thank Tom Thibodeau. “Coach Thibodeau, (I) want to thank your trust and support this season,” Gasol wrote. “I am sure that his departure was a very difficult decision for the organization of the Bulls, but I am convinced that they have a solid plan for the success of the franchise. We all have high expectations for the coming season and will do anything to bring the ring to Chicago. Go Bulls!”
The All-NBA Second Team consists of Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, LaMarcus Aldridge of the Portland Trail Blazers, Pau Gasol of the Chicago Bulls and DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings. The All-NBA Third Team is composed of the Warriors’ Klay Thompson, the Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving, the Clippers’ Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, and the San Antonio Spurs’ Tim Duncan.
Chicago Bulls forward Pau Gasol plans to play in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The five-time All-Star has missed the past two games because of a strained left hamstring. While coach Tom Thibodeau wouldn’t say if he will play Thursday, Gasol later made it clear that he expects to be in uniform with Chicago down 3-2 and facing elimination at home. ”I’ll be out there,” Gasol said. At what percentage? ”I don’t know, but whatever percentage I will be, that’s what I’ll give,” he said.
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And yet, Gasol, who missed his second straight game, refused to rule out playing in Thursday’s Game 6. “(Game 5) is critical, but I can’t run,” Gasol said before the 106-101 loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday night. “If I’m able to run and play at a certain percentage above 50 percent, I’ll try to give (Game 6) a go. Unfortunately, hamstrings are tricky and not like other areas. … Try to do the right thing for our team and for our chances.”