HoopsHype Pau Gasol rumors


January 11, 2015 Updates

Q: Have you considered how long you’ve been playing? “I’ve played a lot of years. Once you have played over 10 years in this league you can feel extremely lucky. I feel extremely fortunate to be around for that long. And when you are able to sustain performance….I take pride in being consistent. Consistency to me is what separates you from other players. If you look at my career every single year I’ve been pretty consistent. It’s great I’m still able to do it at this point.” Bulls.com

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"When you have limitations and you understand your limitations and you stay within yourself, you can be great," Kobe Bryant said. "You know what you can do and what you can't do. In America, it's a big problem for us because we're not teaching players how to play all-around basketball. That's why you have Pau and Marc [Gasol], and that's the reason why 90 percent of the Spurs' roster is European players, because they have more skill." ESPN.com

January 2, 2015 Updates

Against the Nuggets, it was Gasol's turn to do so — until he replaced Gibson for the final seconds. And this was after Gasol put up 17 points, nine rebounds and a career-high nine blocks before exiting with 8:11 left in the fourth. Gasol said he always has kept track of his statistics, a habit he "can't help." But a chance at his eighth career triple-double isn't why he wanted to finish. "I always want to be in the game, especially in the fourth quarter when the game is on the line — regardless of what I have (stats-wise)," Gasol said. "I like to play. I like to compete." Chicago Tribune

December 30, 2014 Updates
December 26, 2014 Updates

Veteran big man Pau Gasol admitted after Thursday night's 113-93 win over the Los Angeles Lakers that it was "weird" facing his former team for the first time since signing with the Chicago Bulls in the summer. "It's weird," Gasol said after racking up a game high 23 points and 13 rebounds. "Obviously it's an emotional game because you find yourself on the opposite side of a team that you've played for for so many years and you've been through so much [with them]. So it was weird, difficult at first to kind of get going and once you start playing you're just playing the game the best way you can." ESPN.com

"We saw each other for a while," Gasol said. "We sat down for over two hours. Just catching up. It felt good to really to hang out, to talk, spend quality time together. I really enjoyed it. Obviously I miss him, I don't get to see him that much now for obvious reasons, but he's like a brother to me and I wish him the best. I have the utmost respect for who he is and we're always going to support [each other]." ESPN.com

December 25, 2014 Updates

It seems so long ago today, with Gasol having departed the Lakers after six and a half seasons to join the Chicago Bulls over the summer. His new team will host his old one on Christmas Day, the first meeting between the two squads since Gasol left Los Angeles. “It’s going to be hyped up,” said Lakers reserve guard Nick Young, “because Kobe’s been talking about this since summertime, when I asked him about Pau.” ESPN.com

But as he reminisced about Gasol’s initial days with the Lakers, Kupchak gazed up at their past two championship banners gracing the wall of the team’s practice facility in El Segundo, California -- the ones from 2008-09 and 2009-10. “We would not have those banners if it wasn’t for Pau,” Kupchak said. ESPN.com

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