During Lakers’ shoot around, head coach Mark D’ Antoni told the media that center Pau Gasol and point guard Steve Nash would be listed as doubtful for tonight’s contest against the Knicks.
Gasol experienced vertigo and nausea during Sunday’s game against Orlando and did not play the second half. Nash (back) was initially thought to be lost for the season, but made a return Friday against the Wizards, playing 19 minutes. He scored five points and dished 11 assists.
Nash will try to give it a go before the start of tonight’s game at the Staples Center, while Gasol will be evaluated today.
“He has an appointment (today),” said D’ Antoni of Gasol. “But I think he is doubtful.”
D’Antoni also added that he had not spoken with Gasol, but that he heard he was feeling a little bit better. He was not present at the shoot around.
But someone who will be taking the court against the Knicks is Xavier Henry, who suffered a torn ligament in his left wrist in that loss to the Washington Wizards. Henry is part of the backup point guard by committee (along with Kent Bazemore) behind Kendall Marshall.
D’ Antoni said he didn’t know if Henry would play well, but that he would be playing.