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HEIGHT
7-0

WEIGHT
275

DOB
7/6/80

PRIOR TO NBA
F.C. Barcelona

NBA YEARS
11
Personal Info
  • Appeared in 65 games (65 starts), averaging 17.4 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.57 steals and 1.35 blocks in 37.4 minutes
  • Recorded 42 double-doubles and one triple-double on the year
  • Scored 20+ points 22 times including one 30+ point game
  • Grabbed 10+ rebounds 42 times … Handed out 10+ assists twice
  • Led team in points seven times, rebounds 26 times, assists eight times, steals 12 times and blocks 25 times
  • Ranked among league leaders in scoring (25th/17.4), rebounds (7th/10.4), assists (35th/3.7), FG% (19th/.501), blocks (20th/1.35) and minutes (24th/35.2)
  • Posted 22 points and a season-high five blocks 12/27 at Utah
  • Scored 26 points 1/19 at Miami
  • Scored 14,000th career point 1/20/12 at Orlando
  • Recorded eight points, eight rebounds and 10 assists 1/22 vs. Indiana
  • Totaled 23 points and 10 rebounds 1/25 vs. LA Clippers
  • Scored 28 points (11-15 FG) 1/29 at Minnesota
  • Posted 13 points and a season-high tying 17 rebounds 2/3 at Denver
  • Recorded 24 points and 16 rebounds 2/4 at Utah
  • Posted 25 points and 14 rebounds 2/9 at Boston
  • Tallied 16 points and a season-high tying 17 rebounds 2/12 at Toronto
  • Totaled 20 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks 2/14 vs. Atlanta
  • Grabbed 7,000th career rebound 2/20/12 vs. Portland
  • Posted 24 points and a season-high three steals 2/22 at Dallas
  • Posted 20 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four blocks 3/6 at Detroit
  • Scored 27 points (13-16 FG) 3/21 at Dallas
  • Totaled 19 points and a season-high tying 17 rebounds 3/27 at Golden State
  • Posted 21 points and 11 rebounds 3/31 vs. New Orleans
  • Tallied 26 points and 11 rebounds 4/1 vs. Golden State
  • Recorded 22 points and 12 rebounds 4/3 vs. New Jersey
  • Posted a season-high 30 points and 13 rebounds 4/7 at Phoenix
  • Scored 25 points 4/9 at New Orleans … Posted 21 points and 11 rebounds 4/11 at San Antonio
  • Recorded 5th career triple-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 11 assists 4/18 at Golden State
  • Tallied 20 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists 4/22 vs. Oklahoma City
  • Missed season finale 4/26 at Sacramento (rest)
  • In 12 playoff games (12 starts), averaged 12.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.08 blocks in 37.0 minutes.
  • HOW ACQUIRED: Acquired by the Lakers along with a future second round draft pick from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron McKie, the draft rights to Marc Gasol and two future first round picks on February 1, 2008.
Career Info
  • Led Spain to silver medals in the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic games
  • Named MVP of the 2006 FIBA World Championships in leading Spain to the gold medal, despite missing the final due to a broken fifth metatarsal in his left foot
  • Played for Spain in the 2004 Olympics, averaging 22.4 ppg, and 7.3 rpg
  • Parents are Marisa, a physician, and father, Agusti, a hospital administrator
  • Has two younger brothers: Adria and Marc, the latter a center for the Grizzlies who played high school basketball at Lausanne in Memphis for two seasons before joining Pau's former team of F.C. Barcelona back in Spain
  • Marc was drafted by the Lakers in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft and subsequently was involved in the trade bringing Pau to Los Angeles
  • Pau and Marc were teammates on the Spanish national team during the 2006 World Championships and 2008 Beijing Olympics
  • Parents both played 2nd-division basketball in Spain
  • Parents and brothers lived with him in Memphis during his rookie season
  • Speaks three languages: Catalan, Spanish and English
  • Planned to become a doctor and attended a year of medical school at the University of Barcelona at age 18 until pro basketball changed his plans
  • Began playing at the age of seven, and started as a point guard until he was 13
  • First contact with the NBA was at age 12, watching the original Dream Team on television win the 1992 Olympic Gold Medal in Barcelona
  • Ambassador for Spain's UNICEF Committee
  • In summer of 2005, visited South Africa with UNICEF as an ambassador in the fight against AIDS
  • Traveled to Angola in the summer of 2007 with UNICEF where he visited a children's hospital and raised awareness for children with HIV and AIDS
  • Pau has participated in UNICEF and the NBA’s “Unite For Children, Unite Against AIDS Campaign” since its inception in 2006 and is also an ambassador for FAD and the Youth Association “Sonar Despierto”
  • In 2009-10 and 2010-11, participated in the Hoops for St. Jude program (monetary donation for every point scored)
  • In March of 2010, announced a partnership with Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (involved in community outreach initiatives on behalf of hospital and interactions with Orthopaedic patients
  • Along with brother Marc, took part in the NBA’s Basketball without Borders event in Barcelona, Spain in September of 2010.