Lakers forward Gasol missed his third consecutive game because he hasn't received medical clearance after seeing neurologist Dr. Vern Wiliams three separate times this week, including Friday morning. He will make another visit Saturday in hopes to play in the Lakers' game Sunday against Cleveland.
Whenever he returns, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni vowed that he will feature Gasol inside more.
" There's going to be a lot of changes," D'Antoni said, citing the Lakers' 15-20 record heading into Friday's game against the Thunder.
"We have to try to do everything. If that works, we'll do it in a heartbeat."
Lakers executive vice president of player personnel Jim Buss suggest Gasol play inside more, but D'Antoni insists the front office hasn't advised him to make such a move.
"We talked about it but they let me coach," D'Antoni said. "It's pretty evident we'd like to get him more touches down there."
So I guess they aren't trying to get rid of him?
Edited by Ham, January 12, 2013 - 03:16 PM.