He needs to sit this game out so he has 5 days rest and prevent aggravating the injury.
L.A. Times: The hope, Pau Gasol said after practice Thursday, is that with rest and treatment on his strained left hamstring he’ll be able to play Friday night against the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center.
Gasol will test his injury Friday at the team’s shootaround and then make a decision on whether to play or sit out.
“We’re short-handed already,” Gasol said. “So I just try to be out there as much as I can and do as much as I can without obviously wanting anything to happen that would put you out. I’ve got to toughen up right now…”