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Jovan Buha: The Lakers list Anthony Davis and Marc Gasol as questionable for tomorrow’s game in Dallas. Andre Drummond, Markieff Morris and Dennis Schröder are probable.
Mike Trudell: Injury Update on Marc Gasol: X-Rays revealed a volar plate fracture to his left pinkie. He’s going to be listed as questionable for Saturday’s game vs. Utah.
Melissa Rohlin: Marc Gasol, Kyle Kuzma and Wesley Matthews are available.
Jovan Buha: Kyle Kuzma, Marc Gasol and Wesley Matthews are all available vs. New York, per the Lakers’ latest injury report. Lakers’ starters: Andre Drummond, Markieff Morris, Kyle Kuzmal, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Dennis Schröder
Coach Frank Vogel, who is down LeBron James (high right ankle sprain) and Anthony Davis (sprained right calf), said they will not rush Gasol back until he’s ready. The Lakers play the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night at Staples Center. “Yeah, that’s on the medical team to keep working with him and his build back up to return to play,” Vogel said after the Lakers were defeated 128-111 by the Pelicans on Tuesday night in New Orleans. “So, we’ll see. Until they tell me he’s cleared, this is the group that we got, and we gotta go win a game.”
Tim Bontemps: Marc Gasol says his recurring hamstring issues this season were a by product of having to basically play basketball from the start of last season straight through to this one because of both Toronto’s title run and playing in the World Cup for Spain.
Michael Grange: We were hoping to speak with Marc Gasol today, but now (maybe) tomorrow. Or the next day. More relevant, Nick Nurse says Gasol’s hamstring issues are behind him: “He’s fully healed, and as you know he looks great. His skills look fantastic as well … I don’t see any issues.”
Ryan Wolstat: Asked Nick Nurse about slimmed down Marc Gasol. Said he looks great. Hopes he’s healed up because he’s “as good as it gets at that position.” Would love to see the real Gasol because they haven’t had him much this year due to injuries.
Michael Grange: Gasol out with mild hamstring strain. Not nearly as significant as last time but something they have to get right, Nurse says.
Eric Koreen: Gasol plans to play tomorrow
Adrian Wojnarowski: Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol will miss a period of weeks with a left hamstring injury, league sources tell ESPN.
Spain head coach Sergio Scariolo said that Marc Gasol is doubtful for the game against Russia, the team’s last preparation match before the World Cup, due to some stomach problems. “Marc has stomach problems. He was feeling very weak before the game (vs. Argentina) and we don’t know anything about tomorrow,” Scariolo said following the win over Argentina.
Peter Edmiston: Marc Gasol will give it a go this afternoon but he is far from 100 percent. He told me his back got progressively worse on Friday, he had limited mobility Saturday, a little more today but he may not be able to do a ton when he’s out there.
Clay Bailey: Grizz coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Marc Gasol is game-time decision. Missed last game at Toronto with back soreness
“I lost feeling in my shooting hand and I couldn’t get it back.” – @MarcGasol on the injury he sustained in the first half of the game
Marc Gasol conceded Tuesday that the ankle injury he suffered against the Raptors on Nov. 27 is “not a normal sprain.” The Grizzlies’ star center scored 20 or more points in four straight games to close November, concluding with the Toronto game. But he is averaging just 10.7 points per game over Memphis’ first six games in December. Gasol said that “soreness” is how the injury varies from a normal sprain. The 33-year-old termed it his “decision” to continue playing through the injury.
“Obviously, when you win, it means you feel a lot better about yourself,” Gasol said. “When you lose, you’re like, ‘well maybe I should have sit down.’ To me, it’s all about winning. Instead of taking maybe five days to recover, six days to recover, maybe it takes two or three weeks to recover because you try to play through something.”
Omari Sanfoka II: JB Bickerstaff said he expects Marc Gasol and Wayne Selden to play tonight, unless something were to change between now and tip-off. Both were “questionable” entering tonight because of knee soreness.
Omari Sanfoka II: J.B. Bickerstaff says Marc Gasol is good to go tonight against Brooklyn
In any case, Gasol laid on the ground for an uncharacteristically long time before getting up and walking to the locker room. Worst-case scenarios are festering on the mind for the Grizzlies and their playoff hopes. If Gasol suffered a serious injury, the tanking conversation is likely around the corner.
Ronald Tillery: Pregame – Marc Gasol (flu like symptoms) is OUT tonight vs Brooklyn Nets.
Michael Wallace: Marc said he’s eager to get back on the court tonight because “there’s someone special” he wants to face on the court. Gasol on Randolph: “He’s just on the road now for his job … But he’s one of the founding fathers of who we are.”
Ronald Tillery: Pregame – Chandler Parsons will start in place of JaMychal Green (knee) and Marc Gasol (hip) will play after being listed as DOUBTFUL vs Clippers
Michael Wallace: Bickerstaff says Marc Gasol (ankle) will go through normal workout pregame before decision is made regarding his availability. Marc tweaked ankle last night in second half against San Antonio.
Ronald Tillery: Pregame – Griz coach Fiz says he expects Marc Gasol (ankle, questionable) to play vs Lakers
Pete Pranica: Confirming Marc Gasol will play tonight. @Memphis Grizzlies and Hornets coverage starts in minutes on @GrizzliesOnFSSE #GrindCity
Clay Bailey: Asked if Gasol bum ankle is a lingering thing, Fizz said: “It got aggravated. It’s not something that we really knew about. So, we’ll see.”
Although Gasol said he’s “doubtful” for the Grizzlies’ preseason opener Monday against the Orlando Magic (7 p.m. CT, Fox Sports Southeast), he continues to insist that the injury is mild. “We’re still recovering the ankle. We want to be back at 100 percent,” Gasol said. “We don’t want any setbacks. It’s hard to put a percentage on it, but we’re improving. We’re happy with progression.”
Peter Edmiston: Fizdale confirms Marc Gasol will be on “a little bit” of a minutes watch tonight, as he was (to everyone’s dismay) last night.
Michael Wallace: Marc Gasol (ankle) and JaMychal Green (shoulder) upgraded to questionable for Tuesday’s game at Spurs. Tony Allen (eye) also questionable.
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies C Marc Gasol will miss his fifth straight game due to a left foot strain, having been ruled out against the Lakers. PF JaMychal Green (shoulder) also remains out. SF Vince Carter will sit as a rest day.
Mark Followill: Grizzlies this morning listing both Marc Gasol & JaMychal Green out for tonight’s game vs Mavs (7p, @FOXSportsSW)
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies C Marc Gasol will miss his third straight game due to a left foot strain.
Michael Wallace: Now official, as expected, Fizdale confirms Marc Gasol is out tonight vs Kings. Will miss second straight with strained left foot.
Tim MacMahon: Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (left foot strain) will not play against the Warriors.
Michael Wallace: Grizz center Marc Gasol being treated for a left foot strain and is questionable for Sunday’s game at Golden State.
“I never really care about numbers,” Gasol, who is day-to-day and has time to rest before a Tuesday game against the Los Angeles Lakers, told USA TODAY Sports. “To me, numbers, they’re just not important. Numbers is something easy. It’s how can you get the team to win and the result, you’ll get the numbers. If you shoot the ball enough times, you’re going to get numbers. To me, numbers is an easy way to explain something. It’s just a part of it.”
Michael Wallace: Marc Gasol’s X-rays came back negative on sore left ankle. He’ll be reevaluated and get treatment in Los Angeles. Grizz play Lakers Tuesday.
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol has a message for the fans: Calm down, he’s fine. “Please,” he said. Gasol left in the third quarter of Saturday night’s double-overtime preseason game against Houston with a sore right ankle. It brought a scare to the Grizzlies, especially since Gasol underwent surgery last February to repair a non-displaced Type II fracture of the navicular bone in his right foot. “I didn’t have to leave the game. I got subbed out,” said Gasol, who played 20 minutes of the Grizzlies’ 134-125 victory. “Then just used (the time on the bench) to get some ice and remove my ankle tape. That was all.”
Peter Edmiston: Good news from Grizzlies practice – David Fizdale said Marc Gasol was able to complete all two hours of practice without missing a rep.
In a little more than a week, the Grizzlies will open training camp for the 2016-17 regular season with a big sigh of relief. Center Marc Gasol has been cleared to play after recovering from a broken right foot. The 7-footer suffered the injury in February and subsequently missed playing for his native Spain in the Rio Olympics. However, Gasol recently returned to Memphis for strength and conditioning. Gasol is also playing pickup games, according to sources with knowledge of his progress. The Griz took a cautious approach to Gasol’s rehabilitation and are upbeat about his return to form on the basketball court, according to the sources.
In a little more than a week, the Grizzlies will open training camp for the 2016-17 regular season with a big sigh of relief. Center Marc Gasol has been cleared to play after recovering from a broken right foot.
The 7-footer suffered the injury in February and subsequently missed playing for his native Spain in the Rio Olympics. However, Gasol recently returned to Memphis for strength and conditioning. Gasol is also playing pickup games, according to sources with knowledge of his progress. The Griz took a cautious approach to Gasol’s rehabilitation and are upbeat about his return to form on the basketball court, according to the sources. Gasol spent most of the offseason rehabbing in Spain with a regimen closely monitored by the Grizzlies. The entire Griz roster has worked out informally with Gasol since Labor Day.
In an interview with Spanish newspaper L’Esportiu, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol talked about his injury, the Team USA-Spain game and more. On his foot injury: “I’m really well and looking forward to starting (the season). I miss the competition, playing and enjoying basketball. All indications are that the foot is fine. I’ve practiced with the (Girona basketball club) juniors all I could, especially half-court sets.”
The Spanish Basketball Federation officially confirmed that Marc Gasol will not be able to help the country’s national team in the Olympic Games. Despite lots of individual work by both the Memphis Grizzlies player and the national team’s medical staff, Gasol still needs more recovery time in order to fully rehabilitate from his right foot injury that has been plaguing him since February.
Spain’s chances of upsetting Team USA at the forthcoming Olympics have taken an unmistakable hit with the news that All-Star big man Marc Gasol will be unable to play in the Summer Games in Rio. Sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday that Gasol, as feared, is not yet fully healed from the broken right foot that limited him to 52 games last season with the Memphis Grizzlies. Two Spanish outlets — Libertad and ABC — reported earlier Tuesday that Gasol, despite his inclusion on Spain’s preliminary Olympic roster, will not be joining older brother Pau Gasol on the Spanish front line.
Spain’s chances of upsetting Team USA at the forthcoming Olympics have taken an unmistakable hit with the news that All-Star big man Marc Gasol will be unable to play in the Summer Games in Rio. Sources confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday that Gasol, as feared, is not yet fully healed from the broken right foot that limited him to 52 games last season with the Memphis Grizzlies.
It seems that Spain will travel to Rio for the Olympic Games without center Marc Gasol. The Memphis Grizzlies star hasn’t managed to recover from the foot injury that has been plaguing him in recent months, according to Vicente Azpitarte, former media officer of the Spanish national team.
Vicente Azpitarte: Marc Gasol won’t play the Olympic Games. He’s tried but his foot needs more recovery time.
Peter Edmiston: Marc Gasol included in Spain’s 20-man Rio roster, but still doesn’t have medical clearance, so says @sergioscariolo marca.com/baloncesto/bas…
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