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Pau Gasol
Gasol in 2018
No. 17 – Milwaukee Bucks
Center / Power forward
Personal information
Born July 6, 1980 (1980-07-06) (age 41)
Barcelona, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 1998–present
League NBA
Career history
1998–2001 Barcelona
2001–2008 Memphis Grizzlies
2008–2014 Los Angeles Lakers
2014–2016 Chicago Bulls
2016–2019 San Antonio Spurs
2019–present Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (2009, 2010)
  • 6× NBA All-Star (2006, 2009–2011, 2015, 2016)
  • 2× All-NBA Second Team (2011, 2015)
  • 2× All-NBA Third Team (2009, 2010)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2002)
  • J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award (2012)
  • All-EuroLeague Second Team (2001)
  • 2× Spanish League champion (1999, 2001)
  • Spanish King's Cup MVP (2001)
  • Spanish League Finals MVP (2001)
  • 2× FIBA Europe Player of the Year (2008, 2009)
  • 2× Mister Europa Player of the Year (2004, 2009)
  • 4× Euroscar Player of the Year (2008–2010, 2015)
  • FIBA World Championship MVP (2006)
  • 2× FIBA EuroBasket MVP (2009, 2015)
  • 3× FIBA EuroBasket Top Scorer (2003, 2009, 2015)
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Pau Gasol Sáez (born July 6, 1980) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a six-time NBA All-Star and a four-time All-NBA selection, twice on the second team and twice on the third team. Gasol has won two NBA championships, both with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2002 with the Memphis Grizzlies, and is one of only three non-American NBA players to have won that award. He is the older brother of fellow NBA player Marc Gasol.

Gasol was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the third overall pick in the first round of the 2001 NBA draft, but his rights were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. He currently holds the Grizzlies' franchise record for free throws made and attempted. Following more than six seasons with Memphis, Gasol played for the Los Angeles Lakers (from 2008 to 2014), the Chicago Bulls (from 2014 to 2016), and the San Antonio Spurs (from 2016 to 2019).

Internationally, Gasol has won two Olympic silver medals, an Olympic bronze medal, a FIBA World Cup title, and three EuroBasket titles with the Spanish national basketball team.

Sherry barrel signed by Pau Gasol

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