5 LA Lakers Who Must Step Up After Pau Gasol's Injury

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5 LA Lakers Who Must Step Up After Pau Gasol's Injury
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During the Los Angeles Lakers' 92-83 win over the Brooklyn Nets, Pau Gasol went down with an injury to his right foot that sent yet another dagger into the hopes of the Lakers.

Gasol had an MRI today on the sore foot after telling reporters that he felt a "pop" when the injury occurred, and it seems that the news is not good.

 

 

This creates a bit of a conundrum for the Lakers.

Dwight Howard has been habitually injured this season, the Lakers have no reward in terms of a lottery pick if they miss the playoffs, and there's seemingly nothing left for them to use as trade bait to make a decent-sized move and fill Gasol's role.

The only thing left to do is improve from within, and that's going to mean other players stepping up.

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