Pau Gasol Is Back Tonight

Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol is set to make his long awaited return to the court Thursday when the defending NBA champions host the Chicago Bulls. Having missed the team’s first 11 games because of a hamstring ailment, the seven-foot Spaniard trained Wednesday and declared himself fit for his first regular season game on the Lakers.

“I felt great today and don’t see any reason I shouldn’t be able to play (Thursday),” Gasol said. “I think the muscle is healed.”

After making it through a week of workouts pain-free, Gasol is likely to be slotted straight into the Los Angeles starting lineup.

Washington Post