SOURCE: Pau Gasol Won't Start Against The Minnesota Timberwolves

3/26/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

March 25, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson (11) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers power forward Pau Gasol (16) during the third quarter at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Lakers 109-103. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY SportsPau Gasol's return after tearing his plantar fascia has not been what Los Angeles Lakers fans had hoped for, but it's been everything that they feared.

Instead of easing the big man back into the lineup, Coach Mike D'Antoni started him in the last two games, which the Lakers lost, and he was very disappointing.

He played 20 minutes against Washington and 23 against Golden State, and scored 11 points combined. Thankfully he grabbed 8 rebounds in both, which is his average for the season.

However, it seems like D'Antoni is ready to relegate Gasol back to the bench. Ric Bucher tweeted out:

 

Is it okay to be pleasantly surprised?

This should help the Lakers get off to a more explosive start since it's pretty obvious that Gasol's athleticism is still lacking. 

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