Originally written on Laker Nation  |  Last updated 11/17/14

Laker Pau Gasol #16 after scoring in the first half during game seven of a Western Conference semi-final playoff basketball game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Sunday May 17, 2009 in Los Angeles Photo via Newscom

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UPDATE: According to head coach Mike D’Antoni, Lakers forward Pau Gasol will be on the floor tonight when the Lakers take on the Charlotte Bobcats (7:30pm PT) at Staples Center. Pau told reporters that “it would be good for me to get up and down.” By all indications, Pau will give it a go after a solid couple days of practice.———-Pau Gasol, who has missed the past 8 games due to tendinitis in both knees, participated in his first practice in over 2 weeks. #bbpBox_280527561774211072 a{text-decoration:none;color:#639}#bbpBox_280527561774211072 a:hover{text-decoration:underline}Some good LAL injury news finally: @paugasol will practice tomorrow; expect him to play Tues. if it goes well. LAL 3-5 w/out him.December 16, 2012 8:19 pm via Tweetbot for iOSReplyRetweetFavorite@LakersReporterMike TrudellAfter a second round exit and a long summer of Olympic basketball, Gasol developed tendinitis in both knees during training camp earlier this year. He has been battling it all season. To further complicate things, the struggling power forward has expressed discomfort in Coach D’Antoni’s new system.Pau has been averaging a career low in points (12.6), and is only grabbing 8.8 rebounds per game this season. He has been subject to a lot of criticism for his lack of performance this year, which has rumors swirling about the Lakers potentially moving him.Gasol will participate in Tuesday morning shoot around before deciding if he will make his return or not. #bbpBox_280792979906650112 a{text-decoration:none;color:#639}#bbpBox_280792979906650112 a:hover{text-decoration:underline}In short, Gasol will see how he feels at shootaround tomorrow. If everything is good, he'll play vs. the Bobcats. If not, he'll sit.December 17, 2012 1:53 pm via Tweetbot for iOSReplyRetweetFavorite@LakersReporterMike TrudellWhen asked about his role in the team’s offense, Gasol said he is still a facilitator. #bbpBox_280799429173313536 a{text-decoration:none;color:#0099B9}#bbpBox_280799429173313536 a:hover{text-decoration:underline}As for his role once he comes back, Pau laughed and said "still a facilitator"December 17, 2012 2:19 pm via txtReplyRetweetFavorite@ramonashelburneRamona ShelburneWith Gasol on the verge of returning, all the attention goes back to Steve Nash, who is still out with a fractured fibula. Nash participated in running drills today and hopes to be back by the Christmas day match-up against the New York Knicks. #bbpBox_280788871200006144 a{text-decoration:none;color:#639}#bbpBox_280788871200006144 a:hover{text-decoration:underline}Steve Nash: "Hopefully I can play by Christmas." Said he's finally starting to get excited about progress. But certainly still sore.December 17, 2012 1:37 pm via Tweetbot for iOSReplyRetweetFavorite@LakersReporterMike TrudellThe post Injury Update: Pau Gasol Will Play Tonight vs. Charlotte appeared first on Laker Nation.
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