Shootaround Report: Gasol Returns, Kaman Starts Against Blazers
[new_royalslider id=”169″]

After the Lakers dominant performance over the Suns last Sunday in a 115-99 win, the short-handed Lakers will be taking on the Portland Trail Blazers. The last time the Lakers faced off against the Trail Blazers, Kent Bazemore threw an alley-oop to Wesley Johnson for the go-ahead dunk with 6.9 seconds left to secure a 107-106 road win on March 3rd. The Lakers were able to stop Portland’s five-game winning streak with Pau Gasol, who led the way with 22 points, eight rebounds, and five assists.

Celebrate March Madness With 25% Off The Entire Store! Use Code: FutureLaker

The Trail Blazers are in playoff contention sitting in the fifth seed of the Western Conference with an overall record of 48-27. They’ve also won three straight games since LaMarcus Aldridge’s return from a back contusion. Meanwhile, the Lakers will try to seek their fourth consecutive home victory at the Staples Center.

Coach Mike D’Antoni has decided to play Chris Kaman along with Pau Gasol in the starting lineup for tonight’s game. Pau Gasol, who’s coming back from his vertigo, has been hoping to play with Chris Kaman more when he eventually returns to the floor. The recent change to the lineup was mainly due to Kaman playing his best basketball as a Laker. Hopefully the Gasol and Kaman duo can bring the Lakers to their 26th victory of the regular season.

For a preview of tonight’s game, click here

For more on the changes to the starting lineup, click here

For more on Steve Nash’s future with the Lakers, click here
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Lakers Vs. Suns: D’Antoni Praises Chris Kaman, But Still Unsure Of Role

You May Also Like

Shaquille O’Neal Compares Playing With Penny Hardaway, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, And LeBron James

Shaquille O’Neal had the privilege of playing with a number of all-time greats during his own Hall of Fame 20-year NBA…

Lakers News: Media Still Has Giannis Antetokounmpo Ahead Of LeBron James For 2019-20 NBA MVP

Before the 2019-20 NBA season was suspended, one of the biggest developing stories was that of the Most Valuable Player…

Paul Pierce Details Growing Up Lakers Fan, But Being Selected By Celtics In 1998 NBA Draft

For most Los Angeles Lakers fans, Paul Pierce’s name brings a certain disdain and dislike as he was a villain who had no…

Lakers News: Rudy Gay Amazed By LeBron James’ Longevity In 17th NBA Season

Coming into the 2019-20 NBA season, there were questions as to how LeBron James would perform in his 17th season with…