Gasol averaged 1.7 blocks and 1.0 steals a game this last season. He also scored 14.1 points and had 7.8 rebounds over 80 games in 2012-13.
Memphis posted the league-best scoring defense in the regular season, allowing 88.7 points per game.
Gasol was listed first on 30 of the 121 ballots from writers and broadcasters who cover the NBA. He totaled 212 points.