Lakers blogger for the Orange County Register Kevin Ding, has tweeted the following in regards to Pau Gasol’s starting status with the Lakers:
D’antoni wants to play his way: small. “We’re better when we’re small.” Earl Clark is the new starting forward.
Those were the exact words from D’antoni’s mouth as the news to have Earl Clark start as power forward broke. Gasol will now come off the bench for the rest of the season going on.
Gasol had been nursing a concussion in a season plagued by injuries, and was coming off the bench recently for Clark. D’Antoni has already talked to Gasol and explained the situation thoroughly.
The Lakers stand at 17-23, 12th in the Western Conference.