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Oct 20, 2014
Rotoworld
Pau Gasol played through his minor back issue in Monday's exhibition against the Cavs, scoring 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.
Rotoworld Oct 20, 2014

Gasol (back) logs 32 minutes vs. Cavs - Pau Gasol (F/C) Chicago Bulls

Pau Gasol played through his minor back issue in Monday's exhibition against the Cavs, scoring 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.
Chicago Sun-Times Oct 18, 2014

Bulls’ Pau Gasol has closing role on his mind

Former Bulls forward Carlos Boozer should feel fortunate that he never has been teammates with Pau Gasol. The truth would have hurt. The veteran forward was asked Saturday if he ever has played for a coach who sat him in the fourth quarter of games, and he was brutally honest. “No, no, that’s not a good sign when you’re put in that position because the coach doesn’t rely on you to deliver in those minutes,’’ Gasol said. “So basically he doesn’t trust...
Blog a Bull Oct 18, 2014
Pau Gasol expresses desire to close games, will he get chance over Taj Gibson?

Pau Gasol expresses desire to close games, will he get chance over Taj Gibson?

Gasol has stated his desire to close games, but should he? Today, Cody Westerlund of CBS Chicago reported that Pau Gasol has signaled his desire to be on the floor to close games, a role that has belonged to Taj Gibson alongside Joakim Noah for the last few years. I like to be on the floor when the game is on the line. That’s what I’ve been getting paid for my entire career ... It’s good to be put in that position. It makes you feel like your coach trusts you to do the best thing out there on both ends of the floor. So it’s a good thing to be on the floor in those minutes, but...

Bulls' closer role important to Gasol

CHICAGO -- Pau Gasol would take it personally if he wasn’t on the floor to close out games for the Chicago Bulls. “That’s not a good sign,” Gasol said after practice Saturday. “That’s not a good sign when you’re put in that position because a coach doesn’t rely on you to deliver in those minutes. So, basically he doesn't trust you. He trusts somebody else to do that job. So, it’s not a good sign for you.

Tom Thibodeau values Pau Gasol's presence on and off the floor

CHICAGO -- Lost in the daily intrigue regarding Derrick Rose's status, the lingering issues with Joakim Noah's knee and the high standards of Tom Thibodeau, is how the Chicago Bulls are trying to weave a former All-Star big man into their championship plans this season. It's not that fans have forgotten about Pau Gasol; after all, he was the organization's big free agent signing this summer. It's just that with so many other storylines spinning around in training camp, Gasol's presence -- and importance – sometimes can be an afterthought.
Chicago Tribune Oct 15, 2014

Rejuvenated Pau Gasol rarin' to go with Bulls

Think about it: Pau Gasol hasn't started a training camp with a completely new franchise since before his rookie season with the Grizzlies in 2001.

Pau Gasol sits with back tightness

CHICAGO – New Chicago Bulls big man Pau Gasol missed practice Tuesday with tightness in his back, but his injury was not deemed to be serious. The 34-year-old veteran, who was signed as a free agent this offseason, did play 24 minutes as the starting power forward in Monday night’s 110-90 victory over the Denver Nuggets. Gasol had nine points, four rebounds and four blocked shots. Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has put his team through a heavy schedule in the preseason, saying he hasn’t been satisfied with the overall performance.

Thibs: Gasol could be great defender

MILWAUKEE -- Pau Gasol might have known before he signed with the Chicago Bulls this summer that Tom Thibodeau is wired a little differently than most coaches, but over the first two weeks of training camp the veteran big man is seeing first-hand just how big those difference can be. Thibodeau always wants more from his players and never seems to be satisfied. In Saturday's latest example, Thibodeau said that while he was pleased with the way Gasol is playing on the defensive end, he wants the former All-Star to do even more.
Brew Hoop Oct 11, 2014

Bucks vs. Bulls Preview: Milwaukee welcomes Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol in 38th Annual MACC Fund Game

The Bucks second "home" preseason game of the year is the first in Milwaukee. They'll welcome their I-94 rivals to the BMO Harris Bradley Center. 14/15 NBA Preseason (1-1, 1-0 home) vs. (0-2, 0-1 away) October 11, 2014 BMO Harris Bradley Center | Milwaukee, WI 7:30 CT NBA TV | 620 WTMJ / Audio League Pass Probable Starters Brandon Knight PG Derrick Rose Khris Middleton SG Jimmy Butler Giannis Antetokounmpo SF Mike Dunleavy Jabari Parker PF Taj Gibson Larry Sanders C Pau Gasol 2013/14 Advanced Stats 91.8 (24th) Pace 90.2 (29th) 103.0 (26th) ORtg 102.5...
CSN Washington Oct 8, 2014

Pau Gasol + Sesame Street = watchability

Forget a skirmish with the Wizards. Pau Gasol dancing on Sesame Street is a much better look.
Blog a Bull Sep 29, 2014

Chicago Bulls 2014-15 Season Preview

we lead off NBA Blogger previews Team Name: Chicago Bulls Last Year's Record: 48-34 Key Losses: Carlos Boozer, DJ Augustin Key Additions: Pau Gasol, Doug McDermott, Nikola Mirotic, Aaron Brooks 1. What Significant Moves were made during the off-season? The Bulls were positioned with significant salary cap space for the first time since 2010, and like that year they missed out on their top target but look to have made some nice fallback moves. Carmelo Anthony is still a Knick, but Pau Gasol signed a 3-year deal to leave the Lakers for Chicago. Gasol will be playing his age-34...
Chicago Sun-Times Sep 28, 2014

Derrick Rose should be helped by Pau Gasol, Doug McDermott

With media day Monday heralding the start of training camp, every Derrick Rose jump shot, dribble, quote and ice pack soon will be scrutinized. The additions of Pau Gasol, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic and the subtraction of Carlos Boozer are all well and good, but this boat sinks or sails into the Eastern Conference finals because of Rose. Two season-ending knee surgeries since the 2012 playoffs, however, have raised questions about Rose’s ability to even be...

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