I thought "soft" meant you shy away from attacking the rim and shoot jumpers
Gasol definitly attacks the rim. There were a few plays in the finals when Gasol took it at KG with so much power it was quite a turn on. Whilst most of KG's power moves came from being open, otherwise he just shot jumpers. People call Gasol soft though, because he doesn't throw it down every time he goes to the basket like Howard, Amare, Lebron.
Gasol usually attacks the rim but uses a lot of finger rolls and jump hooks instead of going for the dunk. imo, i only consider him soft defensively. He hates banging bodies on defense. Also add to the fact that fiba basketball involves a lot of flopping and acting. Once you get used to it, its hard to change.