Pau Gasol underwent offseason sinus surgery

Pau Gasol returned to All-Star form last season with the Bulls, but looked even better (against weaker competition) while leading Spain to the EuroBasket title this summer, and taking home the tournament's MVP honors. 

Offseason sinus surgery may help explain the reason for the improvement in his performance.

Pau Gasol is breathing easier these days. The veteran center underwent sinus surgery in June, he revealed Wednesday.

“It worked out really well; I’m breathing better,” Gasol said. “I just had chronic sinusitis. The last two years I … had different infections and it really was limiting me at times. I missed a game at Minnesota because of it last year. Now it’s all better, it’s all clearer in there. Hopefully, that will make a difference.”

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