Pau Gasol "doesn't appreciate" sitting out late in games

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While the Lakers try to get on the same page, Pau Gasol is still upset about his late game playing time. He sounds off when asked about it and says it something he "doesn't like and doesn't appreciate".

Fresh off the court after the Lakers third straight victory the purple and gold will now head out to Phoenix to begin a seven game road trip. It's been a long season but with Kobe and the Lakers as a team actively moving the ball around good things have begun happening. There remains one "problem" in this narrative turnaround for the Lakers though, and that's with Pau Gasol, who didn't share the positive vibes throughout the locker room, as reports Mark Medina.



This isn't a new development as Pau has expressed displeasure in the past in regards to his late game playing time (and the fact that he's no longer starting). The issue, however, is that it continues to be an issue. With the Hornets electing to play "small" Mike D'Antoni had this to say in regards to keeping Pau on the bench.


While the Lakers desperately try to find an identity and unity, it appears both Pau Gasol and Mike D'Antoni still have work to do before they see eye to eye. As has been the case for the Lakers, there don't appear to be any easy answers in putting this issue to rest.

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