Found December 04, 2012 on
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Pau Gasol will sit out for Tuesday’s game vs. the Rockets because of lingering tendinitis in both of his knees. However, that may not be his biggest problem. Though there is no trade involving Gasol in the works at the moment, according to ESPN, Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak has informed Gasol’s representatives that if Pau is unable to adjust to D’Antoni’s system, they will have no choice but to explore trade scenarios involving the 7’1 forward:
According to ESPN LA:
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol will not play Tuesday against the Houston Rockets because of tendinitis in both knees.
“The biggest thing with him was that he was playing hurt and in this league you just can’t do that,” Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said. “I just didn’t think he was running fluidly.”
“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.”
Gasol is sitting not because a trade involving the former four-time All-Star is in the works, according to multiple league sources. However, a source told ESPNLosAngeles.com that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has recently spoken to Gasol’s representatives and the gist of the conversation was that if Gasol is unable to adjust to D’Antoni’s system, the team will have no choice but to search for possible trade scenarios.
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