La legend of Pau Gasol it does not have an end. Not even when many ventured to put it on and predicted that his adventure at Barça would not be at the level of the best player in the history of Spanish basketball. The one from Sant Boi insisted on opposing the general opinion and although he is no longer who he was, it is still relevant and fundamental on a basketball court.
This is how he is showing it in these playoffs with the Barça shirt. The 40-year-old has become one of the key pieces for Jasikevicius’s men have sneaked into the final of the Endesa League against Real Madrid.
An appointment to which Pau Gasol arrives breaking records and with 18.5 PIR in 15 minutes per game already has the best average rating per minute in Playoff history of the Endesa League. His average is 1.20 valuation points for every minute on the track, which exceeds the marks set by his brother. Marc and Walter Berry (0.93) and Arvydas Sabonis (0.97).
In a progression of play time to 40 minutes Pau would average 32 points and a PIR of 48 per game, the highest figures in both sections of all the players in the current qualifying rounds for the title, and the all-time high in valuation.
Gasol is also the second most valued player in global figures only behind Gio Shermadini, who has played 23 minutes per game, eight more than the Barcelona center who continues to show that his place is in the elite of basketball to the joy of Barça and a Spanish team that awaits him with open arms.