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Before the Los Angeles Lakers took on the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, it was announced that head coach Mike D’Antoni would relegate Pau Gasol to the bench. The Spaniard was not happy about the decision and at this point it looks like he won’t be around in LA much longer. In fact, Gasol has said as much. With Gasol coming off the bench, the Lakers lost to the Bulls 95-83 to drop to 17-24 on the season. Gasol had 15 points, 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks on the night, but it wasn’t good enough for the team. Here’s what D’Antoni had to say about the move: “I have to do what I think is right, and I think every player has to accept that whether they like it or not. That’s the bottom line. “Now, does he deserve to start? Yeah he does, he’s been here a long time. But if (he) doesn’t, you know what? You’ve got to go on. You’ve got to contribute. You’ve got teammates to think about and you have the Lakers to think about and you have to do what’s best for the Lakers. Whether we
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The Los Angeles Lakers are trying anything they can to get better, and get better quickly. This includes Mike D'Antoni's recent decision to play Pau Gasol off the bench. Rather than start the veteran forward, D'Antoni has been bringing Gasol off the bench. Initially Gasol had indicated that he was alright with it, but now it seems that's not the case.Gasol...
Photo by: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North AmericaWhen the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers was revealed for the game against the Chicago Bulls last Monday night, Pau Gasol’s name was not on it. Head coach Mike D’Antoni decided to leave the now healthy Spaniard on the bench, giving the starting gig to Earl Clark. And that might not change anytime soon.D’Antoni told...
Steve Nash has been saying for the last three weeks that its beyond desperation time for the Lakers. They went into Monday nights game in Chicago with a five game road-losing streak and three games out of a playoff spot at 17-23, and coach Mike DAntoni made a move worthy of a desperate team.
He removed four-time All Star Pau Gasol from the starting lineup, replaced him with Earl...
Los Angeles Lakers’ Head Coach, Mike D’Antoni said on Monday before the Lakers’ 95-83 loss to the Chicago Bulls that Pau Gasol would be coming off the bench going forward and Earl Clark will replace him in the starting lineup. The reason D’Antoni gave for this is to be “smaller” something he says helps the [...]
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Lakers blogger for the Orange County Register Kevin Ding, has tweeted the following in regards to Pau Gasol’s starting status with the Lakers:
D’antoni wants to play his way: small. “We’re better when we’re small.” Earl Clark is the new starting forward.
Those were the exact words from D’antoni’s mouth as the news to have Earl Clark start as power forward broke...
CHICAGO Pau Gasol's up-and-down season continued Monday. He's no longer a starter.
Lakers head Mike D'Antoni said it was a "gut feeling" to put Earl Clark alongside Dwight Howard in the Lakers' starting lineup for Monday's game against the Chicago Bulls.
Not to mention that Howard and Gasol haven't played well together on the court, D'Antoni...
Pau Gasol has started 816 of his 823 career NBA games.
The struggling Los Angeles Lakers have juggled their starting
lineup, moving forward Pau Gasol to a reserve role and replacing
him with Earl Clark.
Indefinitely replaced in Mike D’Antoni’s offense by the immortal Earl Clark, the underachieving Los Angeles Lakers should ship four-time All-Star power forward Pau Gasol to the New York Knicks for six-time All-Star and 2007 All-NBA First Team selection Amar’e Stoudemire prior to the trade deadline on February 21. The Lakers, who have the league’s largest payroll at just more...
Teams maybe interested in acquiring Dwight Howard, but the Los Angeles Lakers continue to say they aren't ready to give up the All-Star, and hope to sign him to a new contract when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard re-aggravated the torn labrum in his right shoulder in the first half of the Lakers' game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Howard will have the shoulder
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Image Credit: Getty ImagesAccording to ESPN.com, Lakers’ General Manager Mitch Kupchak believes head coach Mike D’Antoni is not the problem for this season’s debacle.Sorry Kupchak, you’re wrong.After a 12-20 start to his tenure in Los Angeles, it has become quite clear that hiring Mike D’Antoni was an undeniable mistake. The Lakers are currently riding a 4-game losing streak...