I was hoping to see him play Friday, since a bunch of us from TLN are going to the game. I know, were a selfish bunch. However, it doesn’t seem likely. Hopefully, he comes back Sunday so they can start that playoff push.
Locker Talk: Pau Gasol did not make enough progress to take the floor at practice Tuesday, Coach Phil Jackson said, possibly pushing Gasol’s return to Sunday at the earliest.
Gasol still has swelling and soreness in his sprained ankle but Jackson stopped short of calling it a setback.
“He didn’t improve between Saturday and today,” Jackson said.
The Lakers had hoped that Gasol could practice Tuesday and be available Friday against Memphis. Asked about that target date, Jackson said, “I’m sure he’d like to be back for Memphis but I don’t know if that’s a possibility.”
The Lakers play Washington on Sunday.