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Gasol 'probably not' open to bench role

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08:08 AM ET 01.18 | Coach Mike D'Antoni, who hasn't had much luck blending his star lineup, now knows where Pau Gasol stands. [Gasol] came off the bench in his first appearance since suffering a concussion on Jan. 6 against the Denver Nuggets. "I've been a starter my entire career. I think this is my first games as a Laker, coming from the bench," said Gasol. "It's not something that I would enjoy I think." Gasol said he understood the circumstances, "coming back from the concussion" against the Heat after almost two weeks off. Would he be open to coming off the bench moving forward? "Probably not," answered Gasol. Additionally the Lakers forward-center expects to be on the floor in the final moments of games.

Los Angeles Times

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