If Pau Gasol’s NBA career is over, then he’s had one helluva run. The Spaniard not only won two championships and cemented himself as a Hall of Famer, but Gasol also made a ton of money during his playing career.
Per Spotrac, Pau made $220,990,766 in NBA money during his legendary pro career. Gasol entered the league with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2001. He made $2,970,840 during his debut season and finished as the Rookie of the Year. Gasol averaged 17.6 points and 8.9 rebounds.
In his second season, Pau Gasol earned $3,193,680. He completed his rookie contract with the Grizzlies by making $2,618,395 in Year 3 and $4,318,481 in Year 4. Memphis signed Gasol to a rookie-scale extension before Year 4, giving Pau a six-year, $86.5 million deal.
Gasol’s extension kicked in during the 2005-06 season. The talented big man made $10,993,000 and put up 20.4 points and 8.9 boards. Pau played in his first All-Star game as well.
The 2006-07 campaign was Pau Gasol’s final full season with the Grizzlies. He earned $12,364,000. The following season, Memphis traded Gasol to the Los Angeles Lakers in February of 2008. Pau made $13,735,000 in 2007-08 and averaged 18.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in 27 games with the Lakers following his trade from the Grizzlies.
Pau Gasol’s first full season with the Lakers was special. He not only made $15,106,000, but Pau also won his first NBA title in 2009 after the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in five games. Los Angeles rewarded Gasol with a three-year, $57 million veteran extension in December 2009. Pau made $16,452,000 in 2009-10 and helped the Lakers win the championship again, this time over the Boston Celtics.
During the 2010-11 season, Gasol made $17,823,000. He played three more years with the Lakers after the 2010-11 campaign. Pau earned $15,062,609 in 2011-12, $19 million in 2012-13 and $19,285,850 in 2013-14.
In the summer of 2014, Pau Gasol signed a three-year, $22.3 million free-agent deal with the Chicago Bulls. During the 2014-15 season, Gasol made $7,128,000 and averaged 18.5 points and 11.8 rebounds. He played one more season in Chicago before leaving the Windy City in the summer of 2016. Pau made $7,448,760 from the Bulls during the 2015-16 campaign.
Gasol signed a two-year, $31.7 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs following his Bulls stint. He made $15.5 million during the 2016-17 season and put 12.4 points and 7.8 rebounds in 64 regular-season games. The following season, Gasol averaged 10.1 points and 8.0 boards while making $16 million after signing a new three-year, $48.8 million contract with the Spurs.
In 2018-19, Pau Gasol split time between the Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks. He was waived by San Antonio and signed with the Bucks in March of 2019 for $527,467. However, Gasol only played in three games with Milwaukee before his foot injury started acting up.
The last NBA contract Gasol signed was a one-year, $2.56 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers in the summer of 2019. Unfortunately, Pau wasn’t able to play with Portland because his foot never properly healed.