Found March 22, 2013 on HoopStuff:
Los Angeles Lakers power forward, Pau Gasol will be in the starting lineup tonight when the Lakers face the Washington Wizards. Gasol has been out since early February, recovering from a torn plantar fascia. The question on everyone’s mind is now, what kind of impact will Gasol have on Los Angeles upon his long-awaited return and why is D’Antoni putting Gasol in the starting lineup when Earl Clark has played so well and did he forget that benching Gasol was what made the Lakers hot to begin with? Gasol was once again the subject of a plethora of trade rumors almost immediately following the benching, although he resurrected his season, by becoming a solid contributor off the bench for the Lakers. One of the weaknesses for the Lakers throughout the season has been bench depth, that predicament being compounded by fellow big man Jordan Hill being out for the rest of the season. The return of Gasol provides the Lakers much needed depth for the, which could be key down the stretch as Lo...

Kobe, Gasol Hopeful To Return Friday

Mike D'Antoni is adamant Pau Gasol will play a major role in the Lakers' late-game rotation.

Bryant, Gasol probable to start vs. Wizards

According to Kobe Bryant's Twitter feed, the Lakers All-Star guard is probable for the Lakers' battle at Staples Center Friday night against the Washington Wizards. Ankle was a lil sore from practice yesterday but should be good to go tonight mambaface Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) March 22, 2013 A Lakers spokesman confirmed that Pau Gasol and Bryant are probable to start against...

Bryant, Gasol return to Lakers' lineup vs. Wizards

Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol are returning to the lineup for the Los Angeles Lakers. Coach Mike D'Antoni says both will start against the Washington Wizards on Friday night at Staples Center. Bryant has missed two games with a severely sprained left ankle. Gasol has been out since Feb. 5 with a right foot injury. They'll join Dwight Howard, Steve Nash and Metta World Peace...

D'Antoni says Kobe, Pau will play Friday

Kobe Bryant participated in a five-on-five scrimmage Thursday. So did Pau Gasol. Bryant left a little early because his sprained left ankle stiffened a bit, but Lakers Coach Mike D'Antoni wasn't concerned about his availability Friday against Washington. "He'll be ready," D'Antoni said. Gasol missed 20 games because of a tear inside the bottom of his...

Lakers injury news: Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol back Friday?

The Los Angeles Lakers could get a major shot in the arm on Friday.  Both Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol could make their returns from injury.  According to Dave McMenanamin of ESPN Los Angeles, coach Mike D'Antoni are hopeful the two stars will make their return.Bryant has been trying to recovery from a severely sprained ankle.  He suffered the injury when landing on an opposing...

Mike D'Antoni: 'Championship? That's laughable'

The Los Angeles Lakers' 103-100 loss to the Washington Wizards Friday night has coach Mike D'Antoni fired up.    "I told them today, we put our hands in [the huddle], and you guys have probably seen it, we say, 'Championship,' and go out [on the floor]. That's laughable.

Mike D’Antoni rips into Lakers after loss

Just when you thought the Lakers were becoming a threat in the Western Conference, they go out and lose to the Washington Wizards at home. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol returned from injuries Friday, but the team blew a big third quarter lead and lost 103-100. After the game, coach Mike D’Antoni ripped into the team and decried their championship aspirations. D’Antoni’s biggest...

Kobe, Pau Expected to Return Friday

Good news, Lakers fans... According to ESPN LA's Dave McMenamin's Twitter handle, Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni "expects" to see both Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol back in action Friday when the team hosts the Washington Wizards. D'Antoni says he "expects" both Kobe and Pau in the lineup Friday vs. Washington — Dave McMenamin (@mcten...

Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol could play Friday

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni is hopeful Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol will return Friday for the Lakers' game against the Washington Wizards. "Hopefully Kobe and Pau w

D’Antoni Call Lakers Championship Aspirations ‘Laughable’

Despite getting Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol back in the lineup for the final push of the season, the Lakers blew a home game to the 25-43 Wizards.  After the game, Mike D’Antoni called the team’s championship aspirations “laughable.” According to ESPN Los Angeles: “I told them today, we put our hands in [the huddle], and you guys have probably seen it, we say, ‘Championship...

Wizards-Lakers Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers appear close to having their four stars together on the floor again. Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol could both return from injuries as the Lakers try for an eighth straight home win Friday night against the Washington Wizards. Los Angeles coach Mike D'Antoni said Wednesday he hopes his two injured stars could play Friday. Bryant missed the last two games and...

D'Antoni: Howard, Gasol Pairing Will Hinge On Spacing

The Lakers have had difficulty playing Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol together this season.

Kobe and Lakers Rested and Ready to Batttle Wizards

The Lakers have had their ups and downs all season long. Winning streaks, losing streaks, injuries, coaching changes. The list goes on. But this week they’ve had something that they’ve seldom had all season long. Something that they’ve desperately needed. Rest. The Lakers have had three days off this week, and with both Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol injured, as well as...
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