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.
According to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com, Gasol is considered probable against the Portland Trail Blazers:
Pau Gasol practiced in full today and is “probable” for Tuesday’s game.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 31, 2014
Apparently, dealing with vertigo was a scary experience for Gasol according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:
Pau on his vertigo: "It was scary. It was a scary moment for me and my family"
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 31, 2014
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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