Marc Gasol
Basketball player
Marc Gasol
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.
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Pelicans to get healthy dose of Grizzlies this time around
Fox News - 4 days
When Memphis beat New Orleans on Dec. 5, Marc Gasol had a triple-double and the Grizzlies hung on to beat the Pelicans 110-108 in double overtime.
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Randolph, Gasol shine in Grizzlies' 102-95 win over Jazz
Fox News - 21 days
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol and Mike Conley took turns carving up the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.
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Thunder's Westbrook earns sixth All-Star selection
Yahoo News - 23 days
(Reuters) - Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, a notable absentee from the starting line-ups for next month's All-Star Game, was selected among the reserves for the marquee exhibition game, the NBA announced on Thursday. Westbrook, averaging a league-best 30.7 points per game this season, gets the nod for the Western Conference reserves along with Gordon Hayward of the Utah Jazz, DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers, Sacramento Kings' DeMarcus Cousins, Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol, and Draymond Green and Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors. ...
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Grizzlies rally from deep hole to beat Warriors in OT
Yahoo News - about 1 month
The Memphis Grizzlies completed a dramatic comeback with a dominating overtime performance to beat the two time defending Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors for the second time this season. Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph combined for four baskets on Memphis' first four possessions of overtime as the Grizzlies rallied from a 24 point deficit in the third quarter to win 128-119. "We just kept fighting," Randolph said.
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Gasol, Randolph Lead Grizzlies Past OKC as Westbrook Ejected
ABC News - about 2 months
Marc Gasol scored 25 points and the Memphis Grizzlies took advantage of Russell Westbrook's ejection, dominating the Oklahoma City Thunder for a 114-80 victory
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Gasol's big night propels Grizzlies past Pistons
Yahoo News - about 2 months
One night after Memphis coach David Fizdale criticized his team's leadership, Grizzlies captain Marc Gasol matched his NBA career high with 38 points in a 98-86 victory over the Detroit Pistons. The effort from the Spanish big man, who connected on 14 of 17 shots from the floor, helped the Grizzlies snap a three-game skid. The important thing was the win, after the Grizzlies had dropped games to Sacramento, Utah and Boston.
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Grizzlies beat Clippers 111-107 on Gasol's late 3-pointer -
Google News - 3 months Grizzlies beat Clippers 111-107 on Gasol's late 3-pointer Nov 16, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) celebrates after a three point basket in the second half of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Grizzlies won 111-107. Jayne Kamin-Oncea / USA ... Marc Gasol beat the Clippers with a late 3 and an incredible danceYahoo Sports Thursday's Clippers News: Chris Paul an advocate for LASIK surgeryESPN (blog) Five takeaways from the Clippers' 111-107 loss to the GrizzliesLos Angeles Times Bleacher Report -USA TODAY -The Commercial Appeal all 86 news articles »
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Forget Trades, No. 2 Draft Pick Gives Rare Chance for Lakers to Build True Identity
Huffington Post - 9 months
The rumor mill has been in play for weeks that the Lakers would trade their top pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. The idea seemed reasonable until they landed the second pick for the second year in a row. Now the situation has gotten very, very interesting. For a team that has seemingly worked sans roadmap, wandering the NBA Season the way a Roomba would bump and bruise its way across a living room, the team may have lucked its way into rebuilding plan. With D'Angelo Russell, Larry Nance, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson at the core, the Lakers are staring at potential perfect fit in the prohibitive top picks in the upcoming draft - Brandon Ingram and Ben Simmons. While the franchise needs to win now, Kobe Bryant's superstardom proved the team can still pull ratings even in a dismal season. While Kobe had 20 years to build to a farewell tour, the Lakers spotlighted Bryant from the day he was drafted. He was already the talk of the town when Shaq joined in his prime. Promoting h ...
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Spurs cruise into second round of NBA playoffs
Yahoo News - 10 months
The Spurs, seeded second in the Western Conference, became the first team to reach the conference semi-finals, powering past a Grizzlies team beset by injuries -- most notably to Spanish big man Marc Gasol. In the next round the Spurs will face either Oklahoma City or Dallas. The Thunder, led by the star duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, lead the Mavericks 3-1 in their series.
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Lakers have to slow Mike Conley to slow Grizzlies
LATimes - 12 months
NEXT UP LAKERS VS. MEMPHIS When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. PST. Where: Staples Center. On the air: TV: ESPN, TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 11-48, Grizzlies 33-23. Record vs. Grizzlies: 0-2. Update: The Grizzles are 3-1 since center Marc Gasol suffered a season-ending foot...
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Lakers look to end six-game losing streak in Memphis vs. Grizzlies
LATimes - 12 months
The Lakers (11-47) finish their three-game road trip on Wednesday, visiting the Memphis Grizzlies (32-23). The Grizzlies recently announced that center Marc Gasol underwent foot surgery and will sit out the remainder of the season. Meanwhile, the Lakers have lost six straight games, still last...
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Lakers look to end six-game losing streak in Memphis vs. Grizzlies
LATimes - 12 months
The Lakers (11-47) finish their three-game road trip on Wednesday, visiting the Memphis Grizzlies (32-23). The Grizzlies recently announced that center Marc Gasol underwent foot surgery and will sit out the remainder of the season. Meanwhile, the Lakers have lost six straight games, still last...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Marc Gasol
  • 2016
    On February 9, 2016, he was ruled out indefinitely with a broken right foot.
    More Details Hide Details He was later ruled out for the rest of the season on February 23 after undergoing surgery. The injury-riddled Grizzlies finished seventh in the Western Conference, and without Gasol and Mike Conley, they were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.
  • 2015
    On July 13, 2015, Gasol re-signed with the Grizzlies.
    More Details Hide Details On November 13, he scored a then season-high 31 points in a 101–100 won over the Portland Trail Blazers. A week later, he recorded his first career triple-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a 96–84 win over the Houston Rockets. On December 1, he recorded a career-high 38 points and 13 rebounds in a 113–104 win over the New Orleans Pelicans. On December 27, in a win over the Los Angeles Lakers, Gasol scored 16 points and passed Shareef Abdur-Rahim (7,801 points) for fourth on the Grizzlies' all-time scoring list.
  • 2014
    He was named an All-Star for the second time in his career in 2014–15.
    More Details Hide Details In the Grizzlies' season finale on April 15, Gasol scored a then career-high 33 points in a 95–83 win over the Indiana Pacers. The Grizzlies and Gasol reached the semi-finals where they lost to the No. 1 seeded Golden State Warriors. He averaged 18.8 points and 11.6 rebounds in the six-game series against the Warriors. For his regular season averages of 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.8 assists, Gasol was recognized with his first All-NBA First Team selection.
    On October 29, 2014, Gasol scored a then career-high 32 points as the Grizzlies defeated 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.
    More Details Hide Details He tied his career-high with 32 points against the Boston Celtics on November 21. Gasol went on to record 28 points, 12 rebounds, 4 blocks and 2 assists in a 107–101 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on December 5 despite suffering bone bruising in his right knee two nights prior, staking his claim as one of the top MVP candidates in the process.
  • 2013
    He was sidelined for two months in November 2013 with a knee injury, and in those 23 games he missed, the Grizzlies were just 10-13 and had a season-high five-game losing streak in that time.
    More Details Hide Details In 59 games with Gasol available, the Grizzlies were 40-19 – a 56-win pace when extended over a full 82-game schedule. He finished the season with averages of 14.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1. steals per game.
    In 2013–14, Gasol played a career low 59 games for the season.
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  • 2012
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012–13, Memphis surrendered a league-low 88.7 points per game. According to, Gasol's +5.4 score differential ranked second among the league's centers. The Grizzlies also had a +7.5 score differential when Gasol was playing versus −3.9 when he was on the bench. ESPN lauded the Grizzlies' ability to force turnovers with Gasol on the court anchoring the defense. Gasol also averaged 14.1 points and 4. assists per game – his 318 assists for the season were the highest total among all centers. Despite being named the Defensive Player of the Year, Gasol was left off the NBA All-Defensive first team and was named to the second team instead. Of the players named to both teams, Gasol received the least amount of votes. The Defensive Player of the Year was named by sportswriters, while the All-Defensive team members were named by coaches.
  • 2011
    In 2011–12, he averaged 14.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1. steals and 1.9 blocks in 65 games (all starts).
    More Details Hide Details In the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs, the Grizzlies lost to the Los Angeles Clippers in seven games.
    On December 14, 2011, Gasol re-signed with the Grizzlies to a four-year, $58 million contract.
    More Details Hide Details During the week of January 16–22, Gasol led the Grizzlies to a perfect 4–0 record, averaging 19.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 blocks per game. During that time, he recorded three double-doubles, earning him Western Conference Player of the Week honors. He was later named an NBA All-Star for the first time, starting as a reserve for the West.
    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.
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  • 2010
    In 2010–11, Gasol averaged 11.7 points, 7. rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.7 steals in 81 games (all starts).
    More Details Hide Details He went on to average 15. points, 11.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.2 blocks and 1.1 steals per game during the playoffs, helping the Grizzlies upset top-seeded San Antonio Spurs before pushing Oklahoma City Thunder to seven games in the semi-finals. He finished second in rebounds per game and third in blocks per game during the playoffs.
  • 2008
    He went on to start his rookie season in fine form, scoring 10-plus points in 10 straight games on 49-for-84 shooting in November 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the season with a .530 field goal percentage, a franchise record, beating out a record previously held by his brother, Pau, who shot 51.8% from the field his rookie season. In his second season, Gasol saw an increased amount of playing time, going from 30.7 minutes per game to 35.8. He used his increased amount of minutes to average 14.6 points with 9.3 rebounds per game. He also recorded a career high field goal percentage at 58.1%, ranking 4th in the league.
    On July 9, 2008, Gasol signed with the Grizzlies.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details No other instance is known where an NBA player was traded for his brother.
  • 2007
    Gasol was selected with the 48th overall pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2007 NBA draft.
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  • 2006
    In 2006, Gasol was named to the Spanish national team for the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan as a replacement for NBA-draftee Fran Vázquez.
    More Details Hide Details Spain went on to win the gold medal in Japan, as well as at the 2009 FIBA EuroBasket. He also won silver medals at the 2007 FIBA EuroBasket, the 2008 Olympics and the 2012 Olympics.
    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 signed with Akasvayu Girona, spending two seasons with the club and was named the 2008 ACB Most Valuable Player.
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  • 2003
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, Lausanne retired Gasol's #33 jersey. His parents still live in Germantown.
  • 2001
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Gasol played high school basketball at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis.
  • 1985
    Born on January 29, 1985.
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