Apr 8, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers injured forward Pau Gasol (center) watches from the bench during the game against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NBA rumors: Pau Gasol confirms return to Lakers this season is ‘unlikely’


Los Angeles Lakers big man Pau Gasol has been suffering from vertigo that has forced him out of the team’s lineup recently, and there have been rumors circulating that he will likely be shut down for the remainder of the season.

Earlier this week, Gasol spoke to the media and all but confirmed that he will not be returning to the team this year.

From Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com:

“It’s unlikely,” Gasol told ESPNLosAngeles.com following the Lakers’ 145-130 loss to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday when asked if he would play in any of the four remaining games this season. “But, I want to.”

Veteran point guard Steve Nash is also expected to miss the remainder of the year, as the Lakers get set to wrap up their worst season in franchise history.

Not only is Gasol likely done this season, but it is highly expected that he will be playing for a new team next season.

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