Pau Gasol said that he feels "an improvement" with his knee tendinitis, but he is not expected to play on Friday against the Thunder.
Additionally, ESPN reported that the Lakers are turning down trade inquiries on Gasol from both the Raptors and Timberwolves. "I feel an improvement,' he said. We're likely looking at a situation where Gasol sits on Friday, and Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak is unlikely to explore the trade market until Gasol gets a chance to play with Steve Nash and a healthy starting lineup. Antawn Jamison will start once again on Friday if Gasol does sit out.