Lakers News: Pau Gasol Considered Probable Against Portland Trail Blazers Reviewed by Momizat on . [new_royalslider id="229"] The Los Angeles Lakers have been without two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol for the last four games due to symptoms of vertigo. Fortunat [new_royalslider id="229"] The Los Angeles Lakers have been without two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol for the last four games due to symptoms of vertigo. Fortunat Rating: 0
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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Considered Probable Against Portland Trail Blazers

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The Los Angeles Lakers have been without two-time NBA champion Pau Gasol for the last four games due to symptoms of vertigo.

Fortunately, the Lakers were able to win two of those four games without Gasol in the lineup, getting the best of the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns. Even though there’s been no timetable for a return, Gasol might be able to get him back on the floor on Tuesday.

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According to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com, Gasol is considered probable against the Portland Trail Blazers:

Apparently, dealing with vertigo was a scary experience for Gasol according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

With nine games left to go in the 2013-14 NBA season for the Lakers, Gasol’s future with the team hangs in the balance. The four-time All-Star will become an unrestricted free agent in July and seems to still be on the fence about potentially re-signing with the Lakers.

Although Gasol hasn’t ruled out staying with the Lakers, the consensus as of right now is that he’ll be headed elsewhere in an effort to win another title before calling it a career.

Along with Gasol, the majority of the roster will become free agents. Nick Young, Jodie Meeks, Wes Johnson, Chris Kaman, Xavier Henry, Jordan Farmar and Ryan Kelly will all have the option to sign with another team this summer.
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  • Mitch

    Pau Gasol needs to sit the hell out.The Lakers should clearly be tanking they have more than 10 upcoming free agents and no young star player also a injured superstar that is getting paid huge money and a coach that is a retread coach that is a lame duck coach waiting for his pink slip walking papers.

    Now these jerks come out and say us people who want a better future for the Lakers are beyond pathetic and we are not real fans because we want our team to tank to achieve a high draft pick well STFU idiots and let me tell you all why before this season started i predicted the Lakers would win 45-48 wins with a solid shot at making the playoffs and i didn’t want the team to tank at all.When Steve Blake popped in that 3 pointer i was very happy and proud of that night but once the Lakers quit after going 13-13 and they went 12-35 that pretty makes me say lets tank the rest of the games it’s must that we out tank all the tankers we already went 12-35 over a stretch of 47 games that is one of the worst records in the whole NBA tank or be just as bad for the next few years.

    The choice is easy to make the decision to be a pro tanker for just this season since we need a chance at the top 5.This winning over meaningless teams means nothing but a harder longer painful rebuild.We need a new franchise player and this draft has just that in the top 3 picks though.Time to sit out the veterans and play the young players.I am the Lakers biggest fan but i want a great future filled with championships not futility or .500 teams no no no.Just lose baby.Thank me later.

    • Josh

      Quit worrying so much about the draft. The league owes the Lakers after basketball reasons. Adam Silver already told Jeanie to be aggressive; I take that to mean it’s the Lakers’ turn to get the #1 pick. For the rest of this season, let’s see players who are hungry to win, so we can decide whether they are worthy of the jersey next season.

    • Jim213

      Since you bring up the draft and with close to 2 weeks remaining the only option to consider IMO is if the Lakers will finish as the 5th, 6th, or 7th seed.
      IMO, the overall worst standings will look something like this…

      1. Bucks 15-67
      2. 76ers 17-65
      3. Magic 23-59
      4. Jazz 25-57
      5. Celts 27-55 (possible tie w/LA & given both games won by LA, 5th seed)
      6. Lakers 27-55 (3-6 likely for last close to 2 weeks)
      7. Kings 29-53

      • Daryl Peek

        Outside of the #1 pick, assuming they fall in the top four, I think the Lakers should trade down with the first round draft pick in order to procure second pick, either 13 to 15 and a second rounder. Adreian Payne and Shabazz Napier would both be great picks that should be immediate impact players. The top ten are all longer term projects. Players with more experience are gonna help teams trying to contend sooner.

        • Jim213

          Was thinking the same (option) but they’d have to draft and trade first. As aside of McDermott and a few others… picks hardly pan out as people expect. IMO, many of these players will not have an immediate or any impact within their teams. It’ll take players like Embiid, Parker, Gordon. Vonleh, Ennis, and many others a few years to adjust to the quicker pace of the NBA.

          Wiggins will have somewhat of an impact given he’ll end up in Milwaukee or Philly. But the top 3 worst records are pretty much set as it’d be best if FO addresses one of the current needs being a PG or a PF come draft night or both (depending on how it turn out).

          • Daryl Peek

            Payne is a slightly less aggressive Kenyon Martin with a much better jumper. Napier is a score first PG with a deadly catch & shoot distance jumper. Payne would fit right in as he has decent post up aggressiveness and bangs defensively with his big body. Napier’s score first mentality could be enhanced playing with both Farmar and Nash and wouldn’t conflict with Kobe as he again is a deadly distance catch and shoot guard.

          • Jim213

            Looks like you threw in a 1st and 2nd rounder but if things turn for the worse or remain stagnant for the next few years I’ll bet that the tanking band wagoners will be all in for Thon Maker.

            IMO, this may very well be the next K Durant in the sense that for his size (7 footer) he can literally do just about everything which goes for making jumpers and throwing dunks down (athleticism). They’ll forget about Embiid in the near future once Maker joins the NBA IMO.

          • Daryl Peek

            I have yet to look up Thon but the name sounds familiar. I’m sticking to the talent in the present draft. Trading down from a top 5 spot would be to get a second pick. I could even see that as a possibility for a top 8 pick.

    • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

      yeah, and you the the lakers “biggest fan…”… last time I check teams won championship through acquiring solid players in free agency, not draft… Miami, Dallas Boston, and Lakers… i get it… you ARE the “biggest laker fan”.

  • Mitch

    Lakers need to sit out Kaman,Gasol,Hill,Meeks,Bazemore.

  • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

    From the way things are moving… It’s highly likely that Gasol is gone…. WIll Kaman Hill, and Sacre be enough to man the center position? I would agree, provided we get a good stretch 4 that can also defend, and solidify the PF position along with Kelly… the 3 and 2 position are all covered…. and I believe the PG position as well with Farmar, and MArshal., Kobe and Bazemore can also run the PG position ably.

    It would be interesting to see who the Lakers draft in the summer… hhhhhmmmm

    • Chrmngblly

      You mean FAs we can acquire? In spite of being a KM fan, I really like Lowrey, too. He’s such a bull. I hope Pau will give us a decent home town discount and stick around for a couple years. Even if we could get Embiid or Vonleigh, either would take at least a year to grow into the NBA game and put on some muscle, so having Pau around would be useful.
      We need to let the chronically injured walk, I think, don’t you? If Farmar wants to come back for a couple bucks, maybe. What about Lance Stephenson? We can’t pass on everybody—which is why I am not totally sold on eating Nash’s $10M in one bite.

      • http://www.haveslot.com/ richard

        It’s always about free agency…. all through out the years I have come to love the NBA, building a championship team has always been about free agency,…

        • Chrmngblly

          Do you really think this Love dream has a chance in hell of coming true? If we don’t have a team worth coming to, he will stay where he is or go to Chicago. Do you really think the FO is actually going to let everyone who is worth a damn walk? What kind of plan is that? We will end up doing the same d-league shuffle next year if we do.

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