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 Clark, and a new chapter in Lakers history may germinate with this repositioning.
Gasol told TNT that he doesnt like the move and believes he could be gone soon as the trading deadline nears. And its not the first time Gasol expressed his apprehension about playing a reserve role.
After last Thursday nights loss to Miami, Gasol said he didnt mind coming off the bench because it was his first game back after being out with concussion symptoms. He added, though, that he wouldnt be happy if it became a permanent thing. No, that wouldnt be good, said the two-time NBA champion.
The following day at practice D...