Report: Pau Gasol out against Rockets with tendinitis

Kimie Bunyasaranand
Tuesday December 4th, 2012

Lakers big man Pau Gasol will not play Tuesday night against the Rockets, reports the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen via Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Jonathan_Feigen/statuses/276017095580454913

Gasol has dealt with injuries all season and is averaging a career-low 12.6 points per game.

There is speculation that the Lakers may be looking to trade Gasol. This is his 12th season in the league, and Gasol has $19.3 million on his contract for next year. He has seen his minutes decline since Mike D'Antoni took over as coach in November: Under Mike Brown and Bernie Bickerstaff, he averaged 37.2 minutes per game; in D'Antoni's first six games, Gasol has played 31.8 minutes per game. The Lakers have not announced who will replace Gasol in the lineup on Tuesday. A likely candidate could be forward Antawn Jamison, who is averaging 16.2 points per game over the past five games, including a 33-point performance against the Nuggets on Nov. 30.

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