Pau Gasol could return to the court as soon as Tuesday when the Lakers face the Charlotte Bobcats. But what will his role be when he does take the floor? Before sitting out the past eight games because of tendinitis, Gasol was struggling to keep pace on his achy knees in Mike D’Antoni’s uptempo offense. His minutes, points and rebounds dwindled as he found himself on the bench late in games and there was talk of him coming off the bench.
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