Nash, who has significant back problems was expected to have his minutes monitored but Gasol, who has been relatively healthy sans last year wasn’t expected to be watched too closely, at least from a minutes standpoint.
However, according to head coach Mike D’Antoni, both players will have multiple sets of eyes on them and their minutes.
Per the Los Angeles Times:
“I think Pau and Nash will be 100% before the season starts,” D’Antoni said. “We’ll try to go slow with them during preseason and make sure they’re OK. We’ll see how the season goes but maybe work with them to keep their minutes down to where it’s manageable and keep them OK.”
Possible playing-time restrictions for Gasol and Nash? Uh-oh.
Gasol is still trying to get back into playing shape after undergoing surgery three months ago in an attempt to prevent further soreness in his knee tendons.