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Marc Gasol

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Marc Gasol Sáez is a Spanish professional basketball player who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted in the second round, 48th overall, by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2007 NBA Draft. He stands 7'1" tall and is the younger brother of current Lakers power forward Pau Gasol.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1985 Birth Born on January 29, 1985.

TEENAGE

2001 16 Years Old While he spent almost all of his childhood in the Barcelona area, Gasol moved as a teenager with his parents to the Memphis suburb of Germantown, Tennessee in 2001, after his older brother Pau was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks and then had his rights traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, who finalized their move from Vancouver just after the draft. … Read More
2003 18 Years Old Nicknamed "the Big Burrito", he was named Division 2's Mr. Basketball in 2003 following a senior season in which he averaged 26 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks per game. … Read More

TWENTIES

2006 21 Years Old 1 More Event
After graduating from Lausanne, Gasol returned to his home country of Spain to play in the Liga ACB for FC Barcelona. After his solid play in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, Gasol accepted an offer from Akasvayu Girona, where he played two seasons and was named the 2008 ACB Most Valuable Player.
2007 22 Years Old Gasol was selected with the 48th overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2007 NBA draft.
On February 1, 2008, his draft rights were traded by the Lakers to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a trade package that included his older brother, Pau, who was sent from the Grizzlies to the Lakers. … Read More
2010 25 Years Old In 2010–11, Gasol averaged 11.7 points, 7. rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.7 steals in 81 games (all starts). … Read More
On June 24, 2011, the Grizzlies extended a qualifying offer to Gasol in order to make him a restricted free agent, giving them the chance to match any offer he might get during the offseason.
2012 27 Years Old After averaging 7.8 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1. steals per game during the 2012–13 season, Gasol was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first European player to win the award. … Read More
2013 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2013–14, Gasol played a career low 59 games for the season.
2014 29 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 29, 2014, Gasol scored a career-high 32 points as the Grizzlies beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 105-101 for the franchise's first victory in a season opener since 2000, the year before the team moved to Memphis.
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