Bulls’ Pau Gasol out with swollen knee
Chicago Bulls center Pau Gasol underwent a MRI that revealed swelling in his right knee and will miss the team’s game Monday against the Toronto Raptors, reports K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Coach Fred Hoiberg said that the MRI did not show any structural damage to the knee, but the amount of swelling could keep the veteran big man out for some time.
Gasol, 35, will have a few days to rest before the Bulls return home to face the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.
He is averaging 17 points and 11.1 rebounds in 32.1 minutes per game this season.
Chicago (32–32) is currently ninth in the Eastern Conference standings, two games behind the Detroit Pistons.