Lakers fans are patiently awaiting the returns of both Steve Nash and Pau Gasol, and while Nash looks like he’ll be out for another week or two (at least), Gasol is starting to put dates on the table: doubtful for tonight’s game (Dec. 16), questionable for Tuesday’s (Dec. 18) and probable for Saturday’s (Dec. 22). Details via the L.A. Times: “Steve Nash is running and shooting and hoping to practice next week, all good signs for the Lakers. But what about Pau Gasol? The four-time All-Star continues to deal with knee tendinitis, sitting out his seventh game Friday against Washington. Using the standard for NFL injury reports, Gasol declared himself doubtful for Sunday’s game against Philadelphia, questionable for Tuesday against Charlotte and probable Dec. 22 against Golden State. Yep, looks like at least another week before he returns. ‘There’s no ‘definites’ right now,’ he said Friday. The Lakers are 2-5 in Gasol’s absence after beating theWizards, 102-96.”