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December 26, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Pau Gasol will not travel with the Lakers to Utah on Thursday for their game against the Jazz on Friday. The Lakers forward/center will miss his second game of the season, battling through a lingering upper respiratory infection. Gasol sat out his first game of the season on Saturday with the same ailment as the Lakers were blasted by the Golden State Warriors, 102-83. Gasol has since played two games, both losses (Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat). He missed practice on Thursday to visit with an ear, nose and throat specialist.
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November 27, 2012
Pau Gasol's decline Since the 2011 playoffs, when Phil Jackson slapped Pau Gasol in the chest to try to inspire him, the Lakers power forward has seen his production drop in most categories. A look at his play over the last 18 months, versus Gasol's career averages in 12 NBA seasons. Regular season Season;     FG; FGA; FG%; FT; FTA; FT%; REBS; BLKS; PTS; 2011-12;    7.1; 14.1; .501; 3.1; 4.0; .782; 10.4; 1.4; 17.4; 2012-13*;   5.4; 12.4; .434; 2.5; 3.4; .729; 9.1; 1.3; 13.4; Career;      7.0; 13.5; .519; 4.5; 6.0; .752; 9.2; 1.7; 18.6; *through 14 games Playoffs 2010-11;   4.7; 11.2; .420; 3.6; 4.5; .800; 7.8; 1.7; 13.1; 2011-12;   5.2; 11.9; .434; 2.0; 2.4; .828; 9.5; 2.1; 12.5; Career;     6.6; 12.9; .517; 4.0; 5.3; .742; 9.6; 1.9; 17.3; Source: basketball-reference.com
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May 31, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Pau Gasol has shed his crutches after undergoing "FAST technique" procedures on both knees on May 9. Today it's been 3 weeks since the procedure done to knees. I'm finally off the crutches!! #lookingahead - Pau Gasol (@paugasol) May 30, 2013 The procedure involved inserting a probe into Gasol's knees while using directed ultrasound waves to remove degenerated tissue in his patellar tendons. The Lakers forward/center struggled with knee pain throughout the season.
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January 10, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
According to Lakers.com , Pau Gasol has not been cleared to return from a concussion he sustained Sunday night against the Denver Nuggets. Gasol will be reevaluated Friday morning before the Lakers host the Oklahoma City Thunder.  The forward/center has already missed 10 games this season, eight with knee tendinitis. The league has a stringent concussion policy and while Gasol has shown improvement, "he is still not cleared to play basketball," according to the website. Gasol was examined by Dr. Vern Williams.
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December 11, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
CLEVELAND -- Lakers power forward Pau Gasol will sit out Tuesday's game against Cleveland, missing his fifth consecutive game because of knee tendinitis. The Lakers are 1-3 without Gasol, including a home loss Sunday to Utah. Cleveland is a woeful 4-17, but the Lakers (9-12) can't take anybody lightly, especially with their unimpressive 2-6 road record. Gasol played all 65 games last season and all 82 the year before that. Will he play Thursday in New York? "Who knows?"
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December 14, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
WASHINGTON  -- Pau Gasol will not play tonight against the Washington Wizards, missing his seventh consecutive game because of knee tendinitis. The Lakers are 1-5 without Gasol, who is averaging 12.6 points and shooting 42%. Gasol hasn't talked to reporters in several days, briefly telling The Times on Tuesday that his ailing knees remain "an enigma. " The Lakers (9-14) have lost six of their last seven games, including a 116-107 defeat Thursday at New York. Washington (3-16)
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December 14, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
WASHINGTON -- Pau Gasol apparently knows the NFL injury-report guidelines pretty well. Using the standard created for pro football players, the Lakers forward declared himself doubtful for Sunday's game against Philadelphia, questionable for next Tuesday against Charlotte and probable Dec. 22 against Golden State. In other words, it looks like at least another week before he returns from tendinitis in his knees. "There's no definites right now," he said Friday. Gasol has not played since Dec. 2, the Lakers going 1-5 in his absence heading into Friday's game against Washington.
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December 23, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
PHOENIX -- Pau Gasol will play Monday night against the Phoenix Suns, Lakers' Coach Mike D'Antoni said. Gasol surprised the team by not playing Saturday against Golden State because of an upper respiratory tract infection. He was coming off his best game of the season, a 21-point, 13-rebound, eight-assist effort against Minnesota. He did not talk to reporters after taking part in the team's Friday morning shoot-around. Gasol, 33, had been the only Lakers player to have started every game this season.
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January 8, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
  The Lakers announced that Pau Gasol, who suffered a concussion Sunday in a loss to the Denver Nuggets, was reexamined Tuesday by neurologist Dr. Vern Williams. Gasol was "not cleared to resume playing basketball," and will miss -- as expected -- the Lakers' visits to the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs on back-to-back nights. Williams will evaluate Gasol again Thursday, ahead of the Lakers' Friday night game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center. The NBA has instituted a more rigorous concussion policy to help protect players.  Until Gasol reaches his individual neurological baseline, set earlier in the season, he won't be cleared to play.
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