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Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol
Gasol with the Lakers
CaptionGasol with the Lakers
PositionPower forward/Center
Height Ft7
Height In0
Weight Lb250
TeamLos Angeles Lakers
Birth DateJuly 6, 1980(age 36)
Birth PlaceBarcelona, Spain
Draft Round1
Draft Pick3
Draft Year2001
Draft TeamAtlanta Hawks
Career Start1998
Years11998 2001|team1=Barcelona (Spain)
Years2   |team2=Memphis Grizzlies
Years3  present|team3=Los Angeles Lakers
Highlights * 2× NBA Champion (2009 2010) * NBA Rookie of the Year ( ) * 4× NBA All-Star (2006, 2009 2011) * All-NBA Second Team ( ) * 2× All-NBA Third Team (   ) * NBA All-Rookie First Team ( ) * FIBA World Championship MVP (2006) * EuroBasket MVP (2009) * Spanish King's Cup MVP (2001) * Spanish League Finals MVP (2001) * All-Euroleague Second Team (2001) * 7× European Player of the Year ** 2× FIBA Europe Player of the Year (2008 2009) ** 2× Mister Europa Player of the Year (2004, 2009) ** 3× Euroscar Player of the Year (2008 2010)

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Pau Gasol Sáez (-caˈpaw ɡəˈzɔɫ) (born July 6, 1980) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was born to Marisa Sáez and Agustí Gasol, and he spent his childhood in Spain. Gasol was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2001 NBA Draft, but his rights were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, with whom he won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He currently holds the Memphis Grizzlies franchise records for career games played, minutes played, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive, defensive, and total rebounds, blocked shots, turnovers, and points. After seven seasons with the team, Gasol was traded to the Lakers on February 1, 2008. His younger brother, Marc Gasol, who was involved in that trade, is also a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA.

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