Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol (MEM) “La Tanqueta (the Tank/Tanker)” nike

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)
(Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)


gries Center: 7’1, 255 lbs; 10th year, Spain

NBA Role: two-way star Hybrid

Marc Gasol is a top 5 center in the NBA, can’t deny it!; fully evolved into a Top DOG during the 2014-15 season, in which he started opposite his brother, Pau (SAS), in the All-Star game; arguably, the best passing pivot in the Association today – Marc’s excellent court vision is advanced for his position; one of the league’s top defenders: kinda plays that end similar to Tim Duncan* – beats his man to the spot, stays patient and reaches out for swats at the perfect time; ‘catch & spin’ move is one of Marc’s go-to’s (same for Pau!) – Marc catches guys off guard w/ his speed, finishes w/ a soft touch; Coach Fizdale’s guards must make sure Marc stays in rhythm – Gasol gets it going fast in the PnR; such a tricky faker** – if he gets ya, Marc chooses to either drive the lane or cash his patented set shot; a former DPOY & current low post star, Marc is Memphis’s undisputed franchise player – will they ever get over the (championship) hump w/ Gasol leading the way?

*very Duncan-esque • #thankyouTD:

**looks like he’s about to pass but gotta pick your poison since Marc can make elbow Js AND dimes

Signature Shot: driving hook

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 85


Couple DOG Facts:

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Career: 14.9 points/game, 7.6 rebounds/game, 50% FG

3x All-Star (’12, ’15, ’17) starstarstar

All-NBA First Team (2015)

Defensive Player of the Year (2013)

Last name autocorrects to ‘Gasoline’

More on “La Tanqueta”

“Featured Lights”

  •  “Complete Game” – Like a starting pitcher carrying his team to victory, Marc Gasol did everything but sell popcorn (because why in the world would he sell snacks in the visiting arena!?) during this early December contest (via FreeDawkins; Dec. 2015):