Gasol to Shoot Some Threes?

Yes, he’s a seven footer with perhaps the best skill set around the rim of any big man in the NBA, but Pau Gasol can consistently hit three-pointers.

While being interviewed after Tuesday’s practice session, head coach Mike Brown couldn’t help but notice Gasol draining three after three from the left wing (Brown thought seven in a row, to which Gasol said, “at least”). The Spaniard said that he can actually hit somewhere between 15 and 20 threes in a row, and when you watch him shoot from range so naturally, it’s not hard to believe.

In fact, Gasol’s three-point shooting was a major benefit to Spain’s run at EuroBasket in September, where he drained 7-of-11 triples (63.6%) en route to the championship when his country defeated France in the final.

“I feel good about taking a couple of outside shots,” said Gasol. “It’s another weapon that I think I can add to my repertoire that the team could use if (Coach Brown) decides to. I’m really comfortable with it. I shoot, usually, a very good percentage.”