Originally written on NBA Injury News  |  Last updated 10/24/14
La_lakers_media_2c8c
Lakers big man Pau Gasol is starting to hear his name more and more often in the trade rumor mill, and his 4th quarter benchings are not helping his cause. Gasol will reportedly miss Tuesday's game against the Houston Rockets due to tendinitis in both his knees. Mike Bresnahan of the LA Times quotes a Lakers spokesman on Gasol's status:"His knees are really bothering him," Lakers spokesman John Black said. "They're sore and affecting his play. We're going to rest him and see if it gets better."Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com also printed a quote, this one from coach Mike D'Antoni, about the severity of Gasol's injury."The biggest thing with him was that he was playing hurt and in this league you just can't do that. I just didn't think he was running fluidly."Gasol has been dealing with the tendinitis issues since the beginning training camp back in October. With the Lakers having such a disappointing start to the season, fans may wonder how long they plan to keep Gasol out for."We got to get him healthy," D'Antoni said. "Whatever it takes -- one game, two games, 10 games -- I don't know. It's day to day but he's got to be healthy. It wasn't fair (to him). He's trying to battle through some stuff and in this league, you just can't do that."With that statement, the big man's listing of day-to-day and the timely rumors, some may suspect a trade coming up. Gasol has been playing through this all season, why sit him now? The rumors are picking up and it could be likely that this benching is linked with a trade.But it is not.McMenamin adds to his report that according to "multiple league sources", Gasol is not sitting because of an impending trade. So for now the rumors are just that, rumors.Gasol has been struggling this season with the adjustments that he is being asked to make. He is averaging a career-low 12.6 points per game (5 point drop-off from last season) on a career-low 42% from the field (8% drop-off), 8.8 rebounds per game (1.6 rebound drop-ff, but mostly due to Dwight's presence) and just 3.4 free throw attempts per game (0.6 drop). His numbers are dropping and if it continues to do so due to lack of adjustment, the Lakers will trade him. It would appear to be a mistake to many, but there is not enough patience in the Lakers organization to wait for development, as was seen with the firing of coach Mike Brown.Follow @hoopsinjurynews!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.nbainjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Texas mayor delays Halloween for Friday night football game

C-USA hired PR firm to help Marshall’s playoff chances

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift, blames media for scrutiny

Report: Cowboys could limit DeMarco Murray's touches

Lakers announce Steve Nash to miss season with back issues

Is Mack Brown the best option for SMU?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jeremy Kerley on new contract: 'Bentleys for everybody'

Buss: Any FA who won’t play with Kobe ‘probably a loser’

NFL to start airing its own anti-domestic violence PSAs

Ex-Bronco John Boyett punched cabbie, told cops to call Elway

Former NFL QB still feels effects of concussions every day

Robert Klemko given four-week suspension from The MMQB

Would World Series win make the Giants a dynasty?

NFL teams facing potential must-win scenarios in Week 8

WATCH: Jeremy Lin poses as Adidas employee for prank

WATCH: Peyton screams at fans to 'shut the f- up!'

Father auctioning off infant son's soccer club allegiance

Love thanks T'Wolves fans in essay for not burning his jersey

WATCH: Browns WR 'kicks out' son over favorite player snub

Memorabilia dealer wants Todd Gurley reinstated immediately

Aaron Rodgers gave girlfriend Olivia Munn a 'special ring'?

The 10 college football programs with most to gain in Week 9

Most disappointing potential dynasties of divisional era

WATCH: OHL hockey coach goes off on reporter: ‘F*** you!’

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Lakers: Steve Nash out for season

Is Mack Brown SMU's best option?

Are sports leagues finally getting serious about domestic violence?

Brian Urlacher rips Jay Cutler

On Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving and embracing newfound roles

Top NFL storylines: Week 8

Kiffin's mom worried for son's safety

Report: Goodell will have to testify

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.