Quick Facts - Named to the 2012 Western Conference All-Star team as a reserve, marking his first career All-Star nod and becoming the third All-Star in franchise history. - Earned Western Conference Player of the Week Award for the week of Jan. 16, 2012, averaging 19.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.50 blocks on .673 shooting in 36.3 minutes while leading Memphis to a perfect 4-0 record. - Averaged 15.7 points, 11.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 13 games in last year’s playoffs, helping the Grizzlies advance to the 2011 Western Conference Semifinals for the first time in franchise history. - Finished tied for second in the voting with Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant and San Antonio’s George Hill for the 2009-10 NBA Most Improved Player Award. - Acquired by Memphis on Feb. 1, 2007 from the Los Angeles Lakers in a package for his older brother, Pau Gasol. - Helped brother Pau Gasol, former Grizzlies guard Juan Carlos Navarro and the Spanish National Team win the 2011 FIBA Eurobasket Championship in Lithuania.