Reports: Lakers Considering Bringing Pau Gasol Off Bench

The Los Angeles Lakers are still not sure when Pau Gasol will return from his knee injury, and by the looks of thing it may be a little while. Gasol is dealing with knee tendinitis and on top of that, he has been struggling trying to get adjusted to Mike D’Antoni’s new offense.

In fact, the Los Angeles Times reports that the Lakers are considering playing Gasol in the second unit once he gets back from injury. Gasol has not done a lot for the Lakers this season and something needs to chance in order to jumpstart Gasol’s game. Gasol’s touches have also diminished with Dwight Howard in the lineup, so perhaps putting him on the bench will get him more looks on offense.

The Los Angeles Lakers are considering bringing Pau Gasol off the bench when he returns from knee tendinitis, according to a source.

Gasol has not been playing up to expectations and the Lakers have been looking to put him on the trading block. If Gasol continues to play at a sub-par level, there is a chance the Lakers end up trading him for another power forward.

However, before the Lakers look into any possible trades they will wait and see how Gasol plays with Steve Nash. Nash was reportedly promised that Gasol would not be dealt, and there is a good chance the point guard will help Gasol turn his season around.

You May Also Like

Lakers Schedule: L.A. To Host Timberwolves On Christmas Day

Christmas Day games have been a tradition in the NBA since the league’s second season in 1947…

Anthony Davis: Lakers Are ‘Top Team In The NBA When 100% Healthy’

The Los Angeles Lakers can’t get rid of their ill-fortune this season. In yet another loss…

Lakers Draft News: Josh Jackson Must Attend Anger Management Classes Per Diversion Agreement

The Los Angeles Lakers will have a lot to consider before they decide what to do with their second overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft….

LeBron James: Lakers Still Growing With Each Playoff Game

After another dominating performance on the defensive end, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves win away…