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Marc Gasol
Marc Gasol.JPG
Memphis Grizzlies  – No. 33
Center
Born January 29, 1985 (1985-01-29) (age 24)
Barcelona, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 265 lb (120 kg)
League NBA
Salary $3,240,000
High school Lausanne Collegiate School
Draft 2nd round, 48th overall, 2007
Los Angeles Lakers
Pro career 2004–present
Former teams FC Barcelona (2004–2006)
Akasvayu Girona (2006–2008)
Awards 2004 Spanish League Champion
2008 Spanish League MVP
2009 NBA All-Rookie Second Team
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Marc Gasol i Sáez (born January 29, 1985, in Barcelona) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. He was drafted in the second round, 48th overall, by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2007 NBA Draft. He stands 7'1" tall and is the younger brother of current Lakers power forward Pau Gasol.

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Pro career

Europe

After playing high school basketball at the Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States, Gasol returned to his home country of Spain to play in the Liga ACB. He originally played with FC Barcelona before moving to Akasvayu Girona, where he played two seasons and was named the 2008 ACB Most Valuable Player.

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NBA

Gasol was drafted in the second round, 48th overall, by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2007 NBA Draft. On February 1, 2008, his draft rights were traded by the Lakers to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of a trade package that included his older brother, Pau, who went to the Lakers. This is the only time in league history that two siblings have been traded for each other. On June 23, 2008 he signed a contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.[1]

Gasol has met his rookie season with success, scoring 10-plus points in 10 straight games on 49-for-84 shooting in October 2008.[2]

Gasol broke the franchise rookie record of the highest field goal percentage at the end of the season, he finished with 53%. The previous record was held by his older brother Pau, who shot 51.8% from the field his rookie season.[3]

Spanish national team

Medal record
Competitor for  Spain
Men's Basketball
Olympics
Silver 2008 Beijing National Team
FIBA World Championship
Gold 2006 Japan National Team
FIBA European Championship
Silver 2007 Spain National Team
Gold 2009 Poland National Team

Gasol was part of the Spanish national basketball team that won the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship and the silver medal at the 2007 FIBA European Championship. He was also a part of the Spanish team that won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics Basketball Tournament and the gold medal at the 2009 FIBA European Championships.

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 Memphis 82 75 30.7 .530 .000 .733 7.4 1.7 .8 1.1 11.9
Career 82 75 30.7 .530 .000 .733 7.4 1.7 .8 1.1 11.9

Awards and accomplishments

USA

Spain

Spanish national team

References

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