Found January 16, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Los Angeles Lakers forward went through 3-on-3 drills on Wednesday, and there's a chance he will be cleared to play Thursday against the Miami Heat, Gasol, who has not played since January 6 because of a concussion, still must be cleared by doctors to play in a game, but, according to the team, he said, "I'm optimistic." Gasol and the coaching staff have talked about Gasol coming off the bench when he returns to action, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reported. Gasol is averaging 12.2 points and 8.4 rebounds this season. .
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