By the time Pau Gasol’s season started the Grizzlies were already done competing for the playoffs. Gasol played in 59 games last season and he averaged 36.2 minutes, 20.8 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.1 blocks per game. He also shot well from the floor (53.8%) and the free throw line (74.8%), but he wasn’t too good at 3-point shooting as he only hit 27.3%. Look for Gasol to lead the young Grizzlies to a much better season next year.
Gasol improved his career averages in almost every category after the 2006-07 season that he had. In 437 career games, Gasol has averaged 35.4 minutes, 18.8 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.8 blocks per game. His shooting percentages all went up too. He is now shooting 51% from the floor, 22% from the three-point line and 72.4% from the free throw line. Look for Gasol’s career numbers to keep improving as he’s the best player on the Grizzlies entire roster.