Pau Gasol PF/C LAL 2 Days
Pau Gasol was effective in the post against the Thunder on Sunday with 20 points, 11 boards and three assists in 39 minutes.
It was his sixth-conseuctive game of scoring at least 20 points and he's taken at least 15 shots in each of those games. After some upper-respiratory issues earlier this year, Gasol's wind has looked just fine for the Lakers and the fast-paced offense hasn't really taken its toll, averaging 33.2 minutes per game over that six-game span. He's healthy and needs to be in all lineups the rest of the way as really the only sure thing for the Lakers.
Pau Gasol PF/C LAL 3 Days
Pau Gasol participated in Saturday's light practice and he will play vs. the Thunder on Sunday.
Gasol tweaked his ankle on Friday but X-rays were negative and it doesn't seem like a serious concern for the Lakers. What should concern them is the very real possibility that their current three-game losing streak will quickly expand to seven games -- their next four games consist of home and away sets vs. the Thunder and Spurs.
Pau Gasol PF/C LAL 4 Days
Pau Gasol (ankle) had a precautionary X-ray during Friday's game against the Nuggets.
He also had his left ankle re-taped before making it back into the back. Gasol didn't seem bothered by his tweak and he was able to get 30 minutes of action in the loss. He finished with a nice line of 27 points, five boards, one assist and one steal on 12-of-21 from the field.
Pau Gasol PF/C LAL 4 Days
Pau Gasol had his left ankle re-taped in the first half and is available to return.
He rolled his ankle and it didn't look too bad. While his ankle injury wasn't bad, the Lakers defense was horrible in the first quarter, allowing a ridiculous 85.4 effective field goal percentage to the Nuggets. We'll let you know how Gasol looks tonight.
Pau Gasol PF/C LAL 6 Days
Pau Gasol scored a season-high 29 points against the Pelicans during Tuesday's 132-125 home loss to go with 12 boards, four assists and one block in 32 minutes.
He shot 10-of-15 from the field and 9-of-14 from the line tonight. Gasol scored the first 13 points for the Lakers tonight and also passed Joe Dumars and Jerry Stackhouse to now rank 90th on the all-time scoring list. He looks extremely healthy right now and it seems only an injury could keep him down the rest of the way.
Pau Gasol PF/C LAL 8 Days
Pau Gasol scored 22 points on 10-of-20 shooting with nine rebounds, five assist, two steals and two blocks in Monday's win over the Blazers.
Gasol has been a top-25 play over his last six games with averages of 18.7 points, 8.5 boards, 3.2 assists, 0.7 steals and 2.0 blocks. All owners can do is hope that he and Mike D'Antoni get along and that Gasol doesn't shut it down early for whatever reason.
Pau Gasol PF/C LAL 13 Days
Pau Gasol scored 17 points with 10 boards, three assists and one block in 35 minutes against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
Coach Mike D'Antoni said he was disappointed in Gasol for airing the Lakers' problems to the media. "You just keep it in-house," D'Antoni said. Despite the Lakers not winning games, Gasol seems like he's poised to put up some big numbers as long as he can stay healthy.
Pau Gasol PF/C LAL 14 Days
Pau Gasol hit 6-of-13 shots for 13 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and four blocks in Tuesday's ugly loss to the Pacers.
After the game, Pau cut loose to the media, ripping Mike D'Antoni for going with a small lineup when Wes Johnson got into foul trouble, and then ripping on his teammates for not hitting the open man, playing selfishly and giving up too many rebounds to the opposition. Pau is playing well and is healthy again, but you have to wonder how long it's going to take him to jump off this sinking ship. While it may not happen, it's conceivable that Gasol could eventually shut it down with a mysterious back injury if things don't change soon.
Pau Gasol PF/C LAL 16 Days
Pau Gasol scored a team-high 22 points vs. the Nets during Sunday's 108-102 loss to go with 11 boards, one block and two turnovers in 29 minutes.
He shot 8-of-12 from the field and he's "back." Gasol has been terrific when healthy and there's a good chance he can get hot the rest of the way.
Pau Gasol PF/C LAL 17 Days
Pau Gasol (groin) returned to action and scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting with seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks in the Lakers' 101-92 win over the Celtics.
The rotations were wonky and it's hard to glean anything from tonight's action with the bench playing more than the starters. Owners would be wise to hold off on any big assumptions. Jordan Hill went for 10 and 12 with three blocks, Chris Kaman had 16 and eight with three assists while Robert Sacre was a DNP. New guys Kent Bazemore (15 points, three boards, four assists, two steals, two threes) and MarShon Brooks (14 points, three steals) were practically showcased, Jodie Meeks scored 16 points, and everybody else struggled in the outlier game.