Lakers “Hopeful” Gasol Practices This Week

Prior to Sunday’s game against Houston, Phil Jackson said that he was “hopeful” Pau Gasol would resume practicing with the team during L.A.’s coming homestand.

Jackson said that Gasol has gone “five days with no soreness,” including days spent running on the treadmill and the Spaniard’s Sunday morning participation in a small amount of on-court work with the team.

“A little shootaround basketball,” said the Head Coach. “Just a limited amount before he did more with his strength and his rehab stuff. But he did get out on the court.”

After shootaround, Gasol told us that he was feeling well, but could not yet put a date on his possible return.