How Pau Gasol’s Knee Injury Impacts the Los Angeles Lakers

November 27th, 2012 by Andy Liu Leave a reply »
Even though Pau Gasol claims his knee tendinitis is not a big deal, the injury causes a massive ripple effect through the team and even the league. 

News came out on November 26 that the Lakers forward has been playing through tendinitis in both knees (per ESPN.com) and that has affected his overall performance. 

This comes at a very unfortunate time, considering Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Dwight Howard are all suffering from injuries as well. 

That would be all the superstars in one single team nursing injuries at the beginning of the season. Combine that with a 7-7 start to the season and not much in Hollywood is looking too rosy at the moment. 

Of course, it's only 14 games, and when the stars do finally get healthy, the Lakers will be a force to be reckoned with in the playoffs (assuming they make it). 

But there are immediate repercussions to the Gasol injury.

 

Lingering Effects Can Affect Playoff Picture 

Fans that have been wondering about Gasol's production now have their answer. 

Lakers fans are so used to their team making the p ...

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