Pau Gasol To Miss 4-8 Weeks After Surgery on Fractured Finger on Left Hand

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San Antonio Spurs’ center Pau Gasol underwent surgery  on a fractured finger on his left hand and will likely miss between the next 4 to 8 weeks of NBA action.

Gasol, 36, has been in the NBA for 16 seasons and has played for 4 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 72 games and averaged 31.8 minutes per game, 16.5 points per game, 11.0 rebounds per game, 4.1 assists per game, 2.0 blocks per game, and 0.6 steals per game. He shot 46.9% from the field, 34.8% from 3-point range, and 79.2% from the free throw line.

So far this season, Gasol has played in 39 games and averaged 26.4 minutes per game, 11.7 points per game, 7.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists per game, 1.2 blocks per game, and 0.4 steals per game. He is shooting 51.0% from the field, 46.5% from 3-point range, and 64.4% from the free throw line.

Over his 16-year NBA career, Gasol has played in 1,094 games and averaged 34.9 minutes per game, 18.0 points per game, 9.5 rebounds per game, 3.3 assists per game, 1.7 blocks per game, and 0.5 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 51.0% from the field, 32.2% from 3-point range, and 75.3% from the free throw line.


-Asher Fair