Though Lakers forward Pau Gasol went off crutches three weeks after tearing the plantar fascia in his right foot, Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said that doesn’t mean he’s recovered quicker than expectedd.
“I don’t think it’s moved up,” D”Antoni said of the team’s expected timetable that Gasol will sit out at least 6-8 weeks. “But he’s doing well.”
The Lakers have gone 5-4 in Gasol’s absence and have noticeably struggled against teams with superior frontline depth, including the Miami Heat, Clippers and the Denver Nuggets.
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