Pau Gasol will not play in the season's final three games for the Los Angeles Lakers due to vertigo, according to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com.
Gasol's contract with the Lakers is set to expire at the end of this season. He has spent half of his 13-year career with the team, arriving via trade from the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008. According to Mike Breshnahan of the Los Angeles Times, Gasol says he is open to re-signing with the team if the situation is right.
“I think there’s chances,” he said carefully. “It depends what the conditions are going to be and then I’ll decide what’s best. At this point in my career, I just have to be picky, put my personal feelings aside and look at the whole picture.”
The team doctors have cleared Gasol, who has not played since April 1, to travel, and he will be with the the team when they travel to Utah and San Antonio after their final home game against the Grizzlies on Sunday.
Pau Gasol is officially out for the final 3 games, as doctors think it would be “at least a couple weeks” until he’d be able to play.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) April 13, 2014
Gasol has been cleared to fly with the team for the final road trip, so he’ll be there in Utah and San Antonio on the bench. — Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) April 13, 2014