Found January 19, 2013 on RealGM:
PLAYERS: Pau Gasol
TEAMS: Los Angeles Lakers
Mike D'Antoni is considering bringing Pau Gasol off the Lakers bench.

Gasol 'probably not' open to coming off bench

Pau Gasol returned after a five-game absence on Thursday night in the Lakers 99-90 loss to the Miami Heat. Gasol came off the bench in his first appearance since suffering a concussion on Jan. 6 against the Denver Nuggets. "I've been a starter my entire career. I think this is my first games as a Laker, coming from the bench," said Gasol. "It's not something...

Gasol set to come off the bench against Miami

After missing the previous five games because of a concussion, Pau Gasol is set to play for the Lakers as they face the Miami Heat on Thursday night at Staples Center. Gasol will come off the bench for the first time since the 2004-05 season and only the seventh time in 822 career NBA games. Earl Clark will make a fourth consecutive start in Gasol's place. "It kind of...

Pau Gasol Not Open To Coming Off The Bench

Gasol came off the bench in his first appearance since suffering a concussion on Jan. 6 against the Denver Nuggets. “I’ve been a starter my entire career. I think this is my first games as a Laker, coming from the bench,” said Gasol. “It’s not something that I would enjoy I think.” Gasol said he understood the circumstances, “coming back from the concussion” against...

Pau Gasol Comes Off the Bench in His Lakers' Return

Pau Gasol made his return from a concussion by coming off the bench for the Los Angeles Lakers last night.  He was being eased back into game-action after missing more than a week with the injury.  Gasol suffered the concussion when he took an inadvertent elbow to the face on January 5th. According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles, Gasol was cleared to play yesterday as expected...

Pau Gasol Says He’s a “Star Starter” and Doesn’t Want to Come Off The Bench

Gasol sounds a little “Iversonish” with this quote. Pau: “I’ve been a starter my entire career. I’ve been a star starter my entire career, so I want to continue to be a star starter.” — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) January 18, 2013

Pau Gasol to come off the Bench for Lakers

Lakers’ starting forward Pau Gasol has missed five games from a concussion he suffered on January 6th. ESPN reports that Gasol will play in tonight’s game vs the Heat and has practiced today. Earl Clark will start in Gasol’s place as Gasol will come off the bench. Coach D’antoni said the decision was a mix between conditioning concerns, and also matchup reasons vs the Heat...

Pau Gasol Says He’s “Probably Not” Open To Coming Off The Bench

Last night, Pau Gasol saw his first action in five games coming off the bench in an unfamiliar role for the Lakers center. Gasol, who scored 12 points in 25 minutes of play in the Lakers loss to the Heat, was asked after the game how he felt about not starting. “I’ve been a starter my entire career. I think this is my first games as a Laker, coming from the bench,” said Gasol...

Pau Gasol returning tonight, will come off the bench

Pau Gasol is back. The Los Angeles Lakers' power forward will return Thursday night against the Miami Heat but will come off the bench, according to ESPN's Beto Duran. Gasol hasn't played since January 6, sitting out with a concussion.  Gasol's return isn't great news for Earl Clark, who has been good in a fill-in role. Clark will start tonight. ...

Pau Gasol starts, gets 25; Earl Clark double-doubles off bench

Pau Gasol returned to the Lakers' starting lineup Sunday, and he looked good in the loss to the Toronto Raptors. Gasol scored 25 points (10-15 FG, 5-6 FT) to go with five rebounds, two assists and a block in 33 minutes. Gasol was helped by Dwight Howard, who was thrown out of the game after drawing two technicals. D12 played just 17 minutes (5 points, two rebounds, an assist...

Kobe: I would beat LeBron but not Durant one-on-one

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has played 1,420 NBA games, including the playoffs, but hasn't taken a step back or slowed down one bit. Bryant, who's averaging 39 minutes a night, is having one of the best seasons of his career.  He leads the league in scoring with 29.9 points per game, he's shooting 47.8%, and now has been asked to be the Lakers best defender...

Lebron and Heat Too Much for Struggling Lakers

Photo courtesy of Frederic J. Brown.The Lakers needed this win. They absolutely, positively needed this win. They needed it for their confidence. They needed it for validation that they were starting anew. And they needed it as a reminder of how good they could and should be. But even when Miami was missing three-pointer after three-pointer, and their layups seemed averse to the...

State of the Nation Gameday: Lakers vs. Heat Predictions

Every week, our staff writers chime in on the trending topics, rumors and storylines surrounding the Lakers. In today’s State of the Nation, they predict the outcome of tonight’s showdown with the Miami Heat. That game gets underway tonight, from Staples Center, at 7:30pm PT.The Lakers are riding a two-game win streak, and the Heat are fresh off a blowout win in Golden State...

Destination LA Lakers: Are We There Yet?

Ok.  I get it.  Yes, where the LA Lakers currently find themselves (an unbelieveable 4 games below .500, an unimagineable 3 games out of 8th position, in 12th within the Western Conference) sucks.  Yes, for the vast majority of the time thus far this season, that verbiage (sucks) could be used to describe the Lakers... a team with a starting roster that is beyond even fantasy...

Lakers-Raptors Preview

With their four superstars together on the floor, the Los Angeles Lakers are looking to build more chemistry while trying to turn things around on the road. Hoping to avoid their first five-game road skid in six years, the Lakers try for a fifth consecutive victory over the hard-luck Toronto Raptors on Sunday. Despite losing seven of nine, Los Angeles (17-22) was close to a victory...

Report Card: Heat vs. Lakers

AP Photo/Mark J. TerrillThis game started off about as poorly as it ended for the Lakers as they drop to 17 – 22 on the season. From the get go it was obvious that the Miami Heat were on a different level in terms of athleticism as they began the game with 4 straight dunks with little to no resistance from the Lakers. As the game progressed, though, the Lakers began to exploit...
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