Not all that much to report from practice, other than the fact both Derek Fisher and Pau Gasol skipped it today. Fisher was given the day off. Gasol is still recovering from the strep throat which caused him to miss Tuesday’s game against the Knicks.
The Lakers hope Gasol will be well enough to play in Miami on Friday, but aren’t sure yet. They fly out tommorrow at 10 a.m.
The source of the bug which seems to be spreading around the locker room is still unclear. Some fingers have pointed to Lamar Odom, who has been sick for a few days now. If that’s the case, Andrew Bynum better be getting his Vitamin C. Odom said that he was sitting next to Bynum when he threw up into a towel in last night’s game.
Bynum said he didn’t even notice, but was mildly grossed out upon hearing about it.
Practice wrapped up quickly for the starters (except Luke Walton), but many of the reserves stayed on the court well past 2 p.m. in a five-on-five game. No biggie, except that it delayed the start of the D-Fenders practice for quite a while.