After finally climbing back above .500, the Lakers may get Pau Gasol back soon to help bolster their playoff run.
Gasol's initial prognosis, after tearing the plantar fascia of his right foot, was a minimum of six to eight weeks for recovery.
Injured on Feb. 5 in a win against the Brooklyn Nets, Gasol has hit the five-week mark but could be back as early as next week.
On Tuesday, the veteran forward/center ran through his first on-court basketball drills. As long as he doesn't face any setbacks Wednesday, he'll continue to ramp up his activity.