8:03 AM EDT, Fri August 29, 2014

The Gasol Factor

What’s worse than an angry Spaniard? One who seeks revenge. And after last year’s devastating injury and gut-wrenching first round loss to OKC, I’m pretty sure Marc Gasol will be searching for just that this season: revenge. When Pau was traded, most doubted if Marc would have much success as a replacement. And while he’s now a one time All-Star and is one of the cornerstones of the Memphis franchise, he still doesn’t have a coveted championship ring. The guy’s a 7'1" giant from overseas, but he’s made Memphis his home. Since coming here, Marc has always averaged more than 7...
Marc Gasol looks like he plays professional basketball for the first time in his life

Marc Gasol looks like he plays professional basketball for the first time in his life

Big Spain has never looked so good. Following a year of marital body inflation and lowered physical activity from a knee injury, Marc Gasol looks, for lack of any better way of putting it, damn good. Take a look at the muscle definition showing up in his FIBA World Cup exhibitions: And look at the Wendigo here!! How long has it been since he's feasted upon the flesh of man? There's no belly there anymore, folks. And this comes after looking like this only 3 months ago in the NBA Playoffs: And, hold your breath, looking like this 10 years ago in Spain: Is Marc Gasol getting into...

Pentagonal Shot Charts for Marc Gasol and the Grizzlies Bigs

Marc Gasol's mid-range jumper has become a staple of the Memphis offense, but is it being relied upon too often? After looking at pentagonal shot charts for the guards and the wings earlier in the week, we wrap up this series by breaking down the shot selection of Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and the rest of the team's returning big men. Marc Gasol This chart was surprising and raises some legitimate questions. Does Marc Gasol shoot too many mid-range jumpers? That's certainly what the numbers say, at least last season. For the last two years or so I've thought of Gasol's free throw line...

Marc Gasol Photos