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Pau Gasol listed as day-to-day with strained left hamstring

Lakers forward Pau Gasol sat out Thursday's practice while receiving treatment for a strained left hamstring, an injury that prompted him to leave in the third quarter of the Lakers' 109-99 loss Wednesday to the Memphis Grizzlies.

With the team listing Gasol as day-to-day, he and Coach Phil Jackson aren't definitive with his status for Friday's game against Sacramento. But they appear intent on keeping him on the court.

"He's a pretty resilient player," Jackson said. "We think he can play."

Gasol said his current strain doesn't feel as painful as the strained right hamstring that sidelined him for the first 11 games of the 2009-2010 season, or the strained left hamstring that kept him out of six games during the middle of last season. But he acknowledged that the initial pain he felt in the second quarter of the 98-96 loss Tuesday to the Memphis Grizzlies served as a warning that it might get worse.

"When you have a little history with it, you get concerned," said Gasol, who added that he's had trouble running. "But you try to do your best handling it and not aggravating it too much. Just trying to help the team."

Gasol has logged a team-leading 39.1 minutes this season, with Andrew Bynum rehabbing from a surgically repaired knee and Theo Ratliff recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Bynum participated again in Thursday's practice on half-court four-on-four drills, while Ratliff began running on an anti-gravity treadmill

The Lakers won't fully know Gasol's status until they see how a day of ice treatment and rest helps his hamstring leading into their contest Friday with Sacramento.

"I'm sure it has something to do with it," Gasol said when asked if his workload contributed to the strained left hamstring. "We're short-handed already. I just try to be out there as much as I can and do as much as I can. You don't want anything extremely bad to happen that will put you out, but you have to tough it out right now, suck it up and hopefully get a couple of guys back."

--Mark Medina

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Awwwwhhhhhh.. Poor pauwi.. I twat I taw a puddy tat!

yellofever,
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You're being a nimrod.
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Don't be a nimrod.
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What do we play for? RINGS!!!
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Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.
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GO LAKERS!!!!

gassy went to India to promote BB.

he should have gone to India to learn yoga.

but hey, Gassy coming from a western-thinking medical family i'm not surprised. he loves surgery. something radical after the damage is done. maybe he should think preventive, so there is no damage happening.

Although I want to guarantee a win next game and no five game losing streak, the mischievous side of me would love to see Pau sit out, which would force the Lakers to have some really interesting lineups. Granted, Cousins might eat us alive without any sort of 5 in his neighborhood, but a swarming team D might just negate that. Could really rock 'n' roll.

Sounds like the time for Shrimp on a Treadmill?

Jonk

Don't be such a hall monitor just havin a little fun.

But what's the 411 on them bio chronics.. Still eagerly awaiting.

63 - I'm really to get freaked out by your bunny talk...

mgeezy - yeah... Shrimp on a Treadmill - always a blog favorite. I remind MM every so often, but he just doesn't get it. So, to make you happy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMO8Pyi3UpY

63 - really "starting" to... SEE?? I'm so freaked out I can't type what I'm thinking....

Who's to blame....Kobe? Pau? Phil? Fish? Drew?


I feel an angry song coming on....this may be fitting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TgPlXUQOhw

To those who say the sky is not falling! You are wrong!!
First Pau, I sure hope Heavy Minutes Lamar is not next!
Remember he played in the World championships! When does he rest, it sure can't be at night when he gets home to Party Freaks Kardashians!!!

If Video Game Baby does not come back like promised or gets traded soon for a serviceable Big Man, We are DOOMED!

Our Big Man cannot survive through an entire season and extended playoff run at this pace!y

KObe will get over 2200 points for the season but it still will not be enough.

Trade The Big Baby Now, along with Susha, the Redhead, and Mitch before It's too Late,

BandWagon!!!

Oh, you ask what trades are out there, Anything(Take pennies on the Dollar)!!
Including that 50cents off coupon for a Dairy Queen Blizzard!!!


All this talk about Pau playing out of position is nonsense. He played center for how many years in Memphis?


We are the two time defending NBA champs. Enough with the excuses already. Let's suck it up and play. If Pau misses a couple of games due to injury then DC and everyone else has to step up!


Maybe we'll see more minutes from Caracter, who plays hard out there. Either that, or the Lakers can sign me to a 10-day contract. I'm only 6' 2", but I've got long arms.

Either way, it's winning time. Baby Outlaw is starting to get restless.

Go Lake Show!

@63Footer, Mamba, mclyne and Mark G - excellent selections all....from Hendrix to Albert King. Nice.


@Lew....haven't heard from you. Give us something....


@Zaira - I missed your post and selection as well...

yellofever,
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My apologies. I've been slacking on the Bio-Chrono readings. I've just been so tied up between work and working on funding for outside projects to keep me in California.
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I'll make time for it.
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What do we play for? RINGS!!!
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Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.
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GO LAKERS!!!

I just posted something about Pau on previous thread before getting to this one. What is going on with Mitch Kupchalk and Laker management, are you all blind to the obvious problem? Yeah, slow to move like those times when Lakers acquiescence Smush, Kwame, Luke and Cook for too long, too much and waited for the bubble to burst in '07 summer. Well, this time Kobe is older to rant again.

Here is my repost:

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Rest Pau is obvious move and get another servicing Center is also a must. Any neanderthal who has not been in a basketball game will observe the sign of weariness on the Catalan. Pau is a great player but he's just human like anyone us here when overused, over played, over worked, they get TIRED. That's pure common sense yet we don't address an obvious problem. What do you want from Pau to prove that he is dead tired, just fall dead at the middle of the court? I'm not a doctor either how do you interpret those hamstring stiffness. Can anyone of you here run, jump and play good basketball if you're suffering from cramps or hamstring problem?

Oh yeah "play him more, play him more" this is like those Roman citizens at the Coliseum in Rome that happened 2,000 years ago clamoring for blood, guts and glory from their gladiators.


The Euro played Center in Memphis and look where that got him and the Vancouver/Memphies Grizzlies. Either, Losing records, not making the playoffs, or been blown out the first round!

The Spaniard is playing Out of position- Seven feet tall does not make you a center! AKA(Ralph Sampson) and countles other powerforward 7-footers! If we need Gasol to be a center, then we need Baby Brother Marc!!

Getting Rid of Susha, Freckle Juice Walton, Video Game Bynum, and Mitch, for a 50cents off coupon from Dairy Queen,

Can you say, "Blizzard Baby"

BandWagon!!!

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2010/11/cleveland-residents-recentlymade-avideo-responding-to-lebron-james-nike-commercial-in-which-heasks-a-slew-of-rhentorical-que.html
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I sure hope the Cavs win tonight.
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What do we play for? RINGS!!!
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Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.
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GO LAKERS!!!

Awwwwhhhhhh.. Poor pauwi.. I twat I taw a puddy tat! Posted by: yellofever | December 02, 2010 at 03:15 PM
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Please Lord help me!!! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

63 - I'm really to get freaked out by your bunny talk...Posted by: justanothermambafan | December 02, 2010 at 03
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Fabulous...have you been drinking again?

Oh yeah "play him more, play him more" this is like those Roman citizens at the Coliseum in Rome that happened 2,000 years ago clamoring for blood, guts and glory from their gladiators. Posted by: Edwin Gueco | December 02, 2010 at 03:59 PM
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Preach Edwin, Preach!!!!

63 - really "starting" to... SEE?? I'm so freaked out I can't type what I'm thinking....Posted by: justanothermambafan | December 02, 2010 at 03:46 PM
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Lots of hot coffee for you young lady!!! Now what was it? The Stoli right?

Justa, TY for the Shrimp!

I dunno why but I never get tired of that. I'll have to put it on my Fav Benny Hill Theme Videos list.

LRob

ROFLMAO, that has to be the Most Fitting Music Selection for Today, maybe any day given the state of this blog.

Congrats, you win the MFMSFT!

The REALLY important questions are:

Dancing or no dancing?
Powder or no powder?
Shake hands or not?
Momma James in the house or not?
Constant jeering or only at well timed intervals?

These are some of the things I need to know before the game starts.

The REALLY important questions are:

Dancing or no dancing?
Powder or no powder?
Shake hands or not?
Momma James in the house or not?
Constant jeering or only at well timed intervals?

These are some of the things I need to know before the game starts.

Posted by: justanothermambafan | December 02, 2010 at 04:26 PM
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And one more...Is delonte in the house with Mama James?

Mamba24 - no. No Stoli today. It's hard to hide the bottle at work.... :)


mgeezy - you're more than welcome! That shrimp is always good for a chuckle.

CRUE - here's a potential new blog favorite:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_sfnQDr1-o&feature=youtube_gdata_player


Voting booths are now open.


Whatya think my friend Mamba24, can Kobe play the Center? Yes he's 6'7" but to prove greatness, it doesn't recognize height advantage. he should take the cue from Ervin Magic in 79 finals. If not Magic, try Pacquiao who knows no boundaries on weights and heights. A deadly Mamba will fight back when pushed on the corner. Unfortunately, I can see from the eyes of Kobe, he has no lift on the rehabbed knees. He wants to do it, this he can't but others expect he always can do miracles. Let the killer bees take over while Kobe and LO will be in the background holding leash of these bees.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_sfnQDr1-o&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Voting booths are now open. Posted by: justanothermambafan | December 02, 2010 at 04:28 PM
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Dear Lord what has gotten into you people today. I know you are all excited to see Princess Jimmy but this is ridiculous.!!!! Now stop it! You gonna make the Nutless Monkeys jealous!!!!~!

Justa,

Baby Monkey rocks,

Not all monkeys are cute though, fugitive monkeys are quite dangerous.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEwERdL-zwY

Let the killer bees take over while Kobe and LO will be in the background holding leash of these bees. Posted by: Edwin Gueco | December 02, 2010 at 04:29 PM
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Edwin it was YOU! You gave Justa the Stoli didn't you!! Now tell the truth! How much did you both consume?


@JAMF - Hey I get it. I get it. I linked the video. It was simply trying to get the news up as quickly as possible. I was then going to add that link once I got home. But you beat me to it....

Justa, Baby Monkey rocks, Not all monkeys are cute though, fugitive monkeys are quite dangerous. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEwERdL-zwY Posted by: Mark G (Huh, what losing streak?) | December 02, 2010 at 04:36
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GOD#@@%$^&^&^&!!! What the hell is wrong with you people? ROTFLMAO!!!!!!

MM,

Thanks for getting the Shrimp up there bro! I think the Benny Hill themed one is still best though.

Better to play small-ball for a few games than to risk exacerbating Pau's ham-strain. Start Caracter along with Odom, have Artest and (gulp) Walton share minutes as the third "big," and bring in Ebanks to back up Barnes at s.f. It's not worth being the top seed at the end of the season if your top players have to limp their way into the playoffs.

@Jon K - I love that old joke...here's a link to the song where I first heard

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XHRBq63hMc

Good luck getting funding for the writing projects!

Time for another 2 cents worth of opinions.
I agree with Pfunk36 with comments about a week ago about PJ. I think this losing started with PJ and the enviornment he created. He refused to give Mbenga pt when team lagged last couple of years towards end of season and same things said then (team wore out and flatfooted)is being said now. If the Lakers had kept Mbenga we would not be in this situation now. II was first to say Ratliff was not better than Mbenga and most disagreed but now swithed and calling Ratliff Ole Yella.

Now we all agree we have the deepest bench in the NBA but what good is that if they are not utilized? You have a full toolbox but only use the pliers and the screwdriver. We knew killer b's would sustain the level of play coming out of the gate. So when they need a rest or as all players hit a bad day or two you have more players to bring energy to the floor. We still have Ebanks and Sasha which can inject enrgy into the team. What's the risk we may lose? We have been losing, so go deeper into the bench but that is always been a PJ weakness by not utilizing bench.
As for the Bynum bashers saying trade him forget we are getting burned in the lane without him so you want to make that permanent by trading him away? We could not get anyone back who can duplicate what he brings. You say he is injury prone because he has had 2 freak accidents caused by teamates? Wel that is all he has had in pros. The latest injury was a continuation of previous injury which got worse because he came back too soon. Then you question his will and desire. Give it a rest.

The only fix now is to sign a center on daily or weekly basis before Pau gets injured. PJ don't overwork the players when you have this deep a bench.

I'll ride with Jon K on I'm pissed but only worried what PJ does.

Baby Monkey rocks!

Better to play small-ball for a few games than to risk exacerbating Pau's ham-strain. Start Caracter along with Odom, have Artest and (gulp) Walton share minutes as the third "big," and bring in Ebanks to back up Barnes at s.f. It's not worth being the top seed at the end of the season if your top players have to limp their way into the playoffs.

Posted by: Allnet | December 02, 2010 at 04:42 PM
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I like that

don't know if you guys saw my make-up post from the last thread:

LOL!!!! I got you guys good! Let the cleansing of your ears commence:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xESbJEybZb8

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I’M NOT WORRIED JUST PISSED OFF – BANDWAGON
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(01) JON K – OWNER - I'm not worried. Just pissed off.
(02) utzworld THE BANNER HOLDER – CHAPLAIN - Not worried either. Pissed off too.
(03) LAKERTOM – DRIVER1 -we all know that there is still a very long way to go and this team has
too much talent, character, and experience not to right the ship and be right there in the hunt for
their 3rd consecutive NBA championship. The 76-6 Championship Bandwagon is still rolling strong
even though the road and ride are a little bumpy and crunchy as the wheels roll over the rats,
trolls, and fairweather fans who’ve jumped ship.


(41) JUSTA LAKERFAN - I agree with Pfunk36 with comments about a week ago about PJ. I think this losing started with PJ and the enviornment he created. He refused to give Mbenga pt when team lagged last couple of years towards end of season and same things said then (team wore out and flatfooted)is being said now. If the Lakers had kept Mbenga we would not be in this situation now. II was first to say Ratliff was not better than Mbenga and most disagreed but now swithed and calling Ratliff Ole Yella. Now we all agree we have the deepest bench in the NBA but what good is that if they are not utilized? You have a full toolbox but only use the pliers and the screwdriver. We knew killer b's would sustain the level of play coming out of the gate. So when they need a rest or as all players hit a bad day or two you have more players to bring energy to the floor. We still have Ebanks and Sasha which can inject enrgy into the team. What's the risk we may lose? We have been losing, so go deeper into the bench but that is always been a PJ weakness by not utilizing bench. As for the Bynum bashers saying trade him forget we are getting burned in the lane without him so you want to make that permanent by trading him away? We could not get anyone back who can duplicate what he brings. You say he is injury prone because he has had 2 freak accidents caused by teamates? Wel that is all he has had in pros. The latest injury was a continuation of previous injury which got worse because he came back too soon. Then you question his will and desire. Give it a rest. The only fix now is to sign a center on daily or weekly basis before Pau gets injured. PJ don't overwork the players when you have this deep a bench. I'll ride with Jon K on I'm pissed but only worried what PJ does.

@Jon K - Also, you are ON FIIIIIRE! today, mang, keep it up!

GO LAKERS!!!!!

@JUSTA
HAHAHAHAAH! Priceless!

Paging DJ Mbenga...

Paging DJ Mbenga. You're chance is here. You're needed to block some shots down low...

Oh...

Oops.

Sorry man.

Hey everyone,

We hope to have a live chat up soon for the Heat-Cavaliers game. We're having some technical difficulties at the moment.

Until then, feel free to share you're thoughts on the game here.


AK

Please change your initials....

LOL

This is a link to the video the Cavs used to woo Le Bron over the summer.


http://nba.fanhouse.com/2010/07/06/cleveland-cavaliers-tug-at-lebrons-heart-with-video/


Of all the things ever said, Marv Albert says it best

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siNxz63BHec&feature=fvst


Man...it's going to be crazy. This is the first non-Laker game I have ever taped because I think I'll have to see it to believe it. I just hope nothing like this happens

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaN8DKh4A9Y&feature=related


People of Cleveland, let not anger guide your actions. Criticism is best when it's constructive and to sink to the level of the ones you hate makes you no better than they are.

@MM - Thanks for the (cue spooky music) 'RETURN OF THE SHRIMP ON THE TREADMILL' clip. Doesn't matter the music, that shrimp is just plain crazy.

"Freckle Juice Walton"

LOL!!

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Nothing to worry about. Pau will be out for Fri and we will lose; get used to it. It doesn't mean we won't be in the playoffs and beat the east in the finals. I'm actually ok with all of this. There's no need to over analyze the problem because I'm positive that FO is on the case.

PJ recently gave his explanation for not playing rookies and it basically had to do with salvaging their confidence, but it's time for him to have a heart to heart with the youngsters and let them know they're going to get some PT.

Injuries can happen in bunches and our big 3 have some mileage on those bodies which is why Sasha & Luke will have to get involved as well; I think it will happen.

Meanwhile, enjoy Byron's win over Eric's Heat and LeRace Card. GO CLEVELAND!! Fans in Ohio are having a BLAST tonight; I LOVE IT!!

Hey guys we got a chat up

Cool - it looks like Baby Monkey is a hit!

MM - no worries on the shrimp. Just don't forget about it - and baby monkey - going forward LOL!!


Fabulous MM is waiting for you in chat.

Just jumped out of work and ran to a local bar to watch the first half of the first quarter of the Cavs/Hype game.-
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Sat down next to a guy from Cleveland Heights and we talked about what a jerk LeCreep is.
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Fricken punk.
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What do we play for? RINGS!!!
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Lakers Today... Lakers Tomorrow... Lakers Forever.
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GO LAKERS!!!

fish is one of the biggest problem that te lakers has.
get rid of him and let brown blake play more.plus the
coach need to get his head in the game and start coaching
and quit making excuses.other teams have problem with injury

the only different these coaches are managing the game different.

its ok to start caracter but not fisher..this two cant guard and they at same time,i dont know how many point they will give up...i remember fish say something when they play minnisota,i guess u stop talking and play hard..start blake or brown and bench fish till play off...go kobe play hard tomorrow

I will not be bothered if we lose 10 games in a row if pau will sit and rest than to win a couple of games and lose him for the season.....Pj should fully utilize his bench right now ....Lakers 3 peat and beyond!!!!

I guess when Drew comes back Pau can now go to the bench for rest.

OK Laker fans...don't look now but the Heat are starting to take form.

This is something you guys hoped would fail, but it's not Wade, Bosh, & James are starting to hit their stride the Lakers are in trouble.

Also look out the review mirror the Spurs want their title back.

As far as Gasol;s injury goes, I think his feeling are more hurt then his hamstring, by th the way kobe belittles him when he makes a mistke even when Gasol had a perfect game. But Kobe turns the ball over like crazy, and always blames it on someone else. I know Kobe is one of the best players in the game, but it is obvious, he does not like it when the lights are on Gasol.
Now Kobe is getting all the points, but we are losing the games. He can't win the Championship alone, he needs to get the whole team involved, that is how we were blowing everyone off the courts. I like Kobe's game and hustle, but he can be a JERK, and a BIG BABY at times.


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