HoopsHype Pau Gasol rumors
Forward Dirk Nowitzki, who has matched wits against Gasol both in the United States and abroad, knows the 14-year veteran is back at the top of his game again following back-to-back injury-riddled seasons with the Lakers. "He’s obviously a smart player,’’ Nowitzki said. "I think he fits with them great. "He’s very, very unselfish.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"He looks healthy, he’s scoring inside and he’s hitting the mid-range shots and he’s rebounding,’’ coach Rick Carlisle said Monday. "Nineteen (points) and 11 (rebounds), those are all-star numbers. "And he’s in a situation now where he doesn’t have to play super heavy minutes, so it keeps him fresh all year. He’s one of many really difficult weapons you’ve got to deal with with the Bulls.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose and big man Pau Gasol will not play against the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night. Rose has a strained left hamstring, while Gasol is suffering from a strained left calf. "[They're] just not ready," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said before Thursday's shootaround. ESPN.com
Jovan Buha: Pau Gasol is out with a left calf strain, according to Thibs. #Bulls Twitter @jovanbuha
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