Pau Gasol: Rewarding Less

Pau Gasol is taking less money to stay in San Antonio. Gasol opted-out his deal in order to stay in Texas and why not? It is Gasol’s best chance at a third title, a hunt Gasol has been on since 2010. Gasol wants another ring before he retires. His is the gentleman version of ring…

The Dwight Howard Flu Changing the Playoffs

The NBA playoffs have been a bore to watch- I’m sure watching paint dry on a wall is more exciting than these nightly bludgeonings when it seems as if a priest is needed to administer last rites. When you know the outcome before you even turn the game on, it has failed it’s most basic…

LaMarcus Aldridge Filling the Duncan Hole

New Faces: Pau Gasol, Dewayne Dedmon, David Lee, Livio Jean-Charles (R), Dejounte Murray (R) 2015-16 Regular Season Record: 67-15 2015-16 Regular Season Achievements: 1st:¬†Points (Defense), 3-Point % (Defense),¬†Defensive Rating.¬†2nd: Field Goal %, 3-Point %, Free Throw %, 2-Point % (Defense). ¬†3rd:¬†2-Point %, Assists.¬†¬†4th:¬†Offensive Rating, Field Goal % (Defense).¬†5th: Defensive Rebounding.¬†6th:¬†Blocks.¬†10th:¬†Points. Leading Scorer: Kawhi Leonard, 21.2…

Welcome to Texas Where Everything Is Big

Fundamental meet fundamentals. While everyone had been pining and investing time and money into the Kevin Durant sweepstakes, the San Antonio Spurs picked up Pau Gasol. It was a below the radar signing. Gasol opted out of his contract with the Bulls. He signed a 2-year deal worth approximately $15 million per year. Taking off…

Pau Gasol To Replace Jimmy Butler in All-Star Game

Jimmy Butler’s recovery from a knee sprain will take a little bit longer than the Bulls had hoped or anticipated. A season in which almost everything has gone wrong, Butler’s injury fits in with the narrative. Butler’s recovery timetable puts his return towards the end of the month which means he’ll miss the All-Star game…

Straight Outta Europe and Destined To Fail

Even as the ¬†NBA promotes diversity with pride (listing their players from all over the world), All-Star rosters are American heavy.¬† The last sixteen European lottery picks have been¬†a no-show¬†on All-Star weekend. If they watch, it is at home on a league imposed mini-vacation. NBA equality has its limitations, I suppose. But it wasn’t supposed…

Pau Gasol: Last Savior Standing

(Chicago 97, Cleveland 95) It was a Pau Gasol disappearing act and then it was a Pau Gasol game saver. You can say all you want about this new Bulls offense that has Nikola Mirotic bringing the ball up ala Lamar Odom. You can say the offense has Derrick Rose taking 8 more shots than…

Pau Gasol: Older is Better

Like a fine wine, Pau Gasol has simply gotten better with age. At 35, he is playing the best basketball of his career and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. Just ask France‚Äôs EuroBasket team. Gasol dropped 40 points on them in¬†their semi-final matchup. In fact, Pau dominated the¬†entire 2015 FIBA EuroBasket…