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Pau Gasol stats as Los Angeles Lakers player

The Los Angeles Lakers set March 7, 2023, aside to honor club legend, Pau Gasol. Before halftime of their game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the six-time All-Star will have his number 16 jersey retired. At halftime of their game against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Los Angeles Lakers honored Pau Gasol by retiring his jersey. It was an emotional event, with few dry eyes in the building. After witnessing his jersey presented beside the late, great Kobe Bryant’s, Gasol expressed his gratitude to the icon. His statements caused the audience to chant Kobe’s name.

Gasol (42) retired in 2021 after winning two championships with the Lakers (2009, 2010) alongside close buddy Kobe Bryant. They played admirably under the direction of Phil Jackson, probably the finest coach in NBA history. Gasol began his career with the Lakers in 2008 and left in 2014. Yet he was never truly gone. His home is the Lakers, where he grew to unprecedented heights. He spoke with AS ahead of the event in which his number 16 Lakers jersey will be retired.

Pau Gasol joined the Lakers in 2008

In February 2008, Pau Gasol arrived at his hotel in Washington, DC around 1:30 a.m. to join his new squad, the Los Angeles Lakers. The squad was on the road, but Gasol was eager to join the team he’d just been moved to from Memphis.

Kobe Bryant was in the midst of an MVP season and had finally found an All-Star teammate with whom he could compete for a title since Shaquille O’Neal was moved to the Miami Heat in 2004. Kobe was so eager that he informed Gasol he’d come to his hotel room to greet him, despite the fact that Gasol indicated he wouldn’t arrive until 1:30.

Bryant welcomed him to the squad quickly, but only after a few seconds of meeting him. He ended his greeting by declaring it was time to win the title. Gasol responded to the occasion and was instrumental in the Lakers’ back-to-back victories, appearing in three Finals, which is why his No. 16 jersey will hang in the rafters beside Kobe’s jerseys, eternally enshrined in Laker legend.

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So, let’s look back at Pau Gasol’s stats and his contribution to Los Angeles Lakers.

2007-08

Games Played27
Minutes per game34.0
Points Per Game18.8
Rebounds per game7.8
Assists per game3.5
Steals per game0.5
Blocks per game1.6
Turnovers per game1.6
Field Goals Made7.3
Field Goals Attempted12.3
Field Golas%58.9
3 Point Field Goals Made0.0
3 Point Field Goals Attempted0.0
3 Point Field Goals%0.0
Free Throws Made4.3
Free Throws Attempted5.4
Free Throw%78.9
Minutes918
Points508
Rebounds211
Assist95
Steal14
Block42
Turnovers44
Personal Fouls54
+/-+261

2008-09

Games Played81
Minutes per game37.0
Points Per Game18.9
Rebounds per game9.6
Assists per game3.5
Steals per game0.6
Blocks per game1.0
Turnovers per game1.9
Field Goals Made7.3
Field Goals Attempted12.9
Field Golas%56.7
3 Point Field Goals Made0.0
3 Point Field Goals Attempted0.0
3 Point Field Goals%50.0
Free Throws Made4.2
Free Throws Attempted5.4
Free Throw%78.1
Minutes2,999
Points1,528
Rebounds780
Assist284
Steal52
Block81
Turnovers157
Personal Fouls172
+/-+571

2009-10

Games Played65
Minutes per game37.0
Points Per Game18.3
Rebounds per game11.3
Assists per game3.4
Steals per game0.6
Blocks per game1.7
Turnovers per game2.2
Field Goals Made7.0
Field Goals Attempted13.0
Field Golas%53.6
3 Point Field Goals Made0.0
3 Point Field Goals Attempted0.1
3 Point Field Goals%0.0
Free Throws Made4.4
Free Throws Attempted5.6
Free Throw%79.0
Minutes2,403
Points1,190
Rebounds734
Assist218
Steal37
Block113
Turnovers143
Personal Fouls152
+/-+310

2010-11

Games Played82
Minutes per game37.0
Points Per Game18.8
Rebounds per game10.2
Assists per game3.3
Steals per game0.6
Blocks per game1.6
Turnovers per game1.7
Field Goals Made7.2
Field Goals Attempted13.7
Field Golas%52.9
3 Point Field Goals Made0.0
3 Point Field Goals Attempted0.0
3 Point Field Goals%33.3
Free Throws Made4.3
Free Throws Attempted5.2
Free Throw%82.3
Minutes3,037
Points1,541
Rebounds836
Assist273
Steal48
Block130
Turnovers142
Personal Fouls203
+/-+531

2011-12

Games Played65
Minutes per game37.4
Points Per Game17.4
Rebounds per game10.4
Assists per game3.6
Steals per game0.6
Blocks per game1.4
Turnovers per game2.2
Field Goals Made7.1
Field Goals Attempted14.1
Field Golas%50.1
3 Point Field Goals Made0.1
3 Point Field Goals Attempted0.4
3 Point Field Goals%25.9
Free Throws Made3.1
Free Throws Attempted4.0
Free Throw%78.2
Minutes2,430
Points1,129
Rebounds678
Assist237
Steal37
Block88
Turnovers142
Personal Fouls127
+/-+156

2012-13

Games Played49
Minutes per game33.8
Points Per Game13.7
Rebounds per game8.6
Assists per game4.1
Steals per game0.5
Blocks per game1.2
Turnovers per game2.1
Field Goals Made5.5
Field Goals Attempted11.8
Field Golas%46.6
3 Point Field Goals Made0.2
3 Point Field Goals Attempted0.6
3 Point Field Goals%28.6
Free Throws Made2.6
Free Throws Attempted3.6
Free Throw%70.2
Minutes1,655
Points673
Rebounds421
Assist200
Steal24
Block61
Turnovers104
Personal Fouls93
+/-+98

2013-14

Games Played60
Minutes per game31.4
Points Per Game17.4
Rebounds per game9.7
Assists per game3.4
Steals per game0.5
Blocks per game1.5
Turnovers per game2.4
Field Goals Made7.1
Field Goals Attempted14.8
Field Golas%48.0
3 Point Field Goals Made0.1
3 Point Field Goals Attempted0.2
3 Point Field Goals%28.6
Free Throws Made3.1
Free Throws Attempted4.2
Free Throw%73.6
Minutes1,884
Points1,041
Rebounds580
Assist201
Steal27
Block92
Turnovers141
Personal Fouls124
+/--356