Pau Gasol’s Hamstring Issue

by December 02, 2010

The big fella is not only tired from logging all those heavy minutes, but his hammy has bothered him the last two games (adding misery to the Lakers‘ four-game losing streak). From the LA Times: “Gasol said his hamstring was sore Tuesday in the game against Memphis and that in Wednesday’s game against the Rockets, ‘it didn’t get loose at all, so I couldn’t play the way I wanted to.’ Gasol had just eight points on two-for-eight shooting, leading Lakers Coach Phil Jackson to lament: ‘He probably had the worst game of the season by far.’ Last season, Gasol missed 11 games with a right hamstring strain and six more with a left hamstring strain. This time, Gasol said he’s ‘tired from fatigue.’ He has been averaging 39.9 minutes this season. Gasol played 38.38 minutes against the Rockets and 44:41 against Memphis. ‘What’s my concern? My concern is that it doesn’t get better, or that it gets worse and it becomes a problem,’ Gasol said. ‘Then we’ll really have a problem.'”