The Lakers are debating whether to bring Pau Gasol off the bench when he returns from knee tendinitis, said a person familiar with the team's thinking.
Gasol has struggled mightily this season, averaging 12.6 points and shooting only 42%, both career lows.
The Lakers are trying to decide how a demotion to the bench would affect Gasol. If they determined it would be adverse, they'd keep him in the starting lineup.
More in link. I understand it's a delicate thing for a starter to be benched but the spacing is just better with Dwight and Pau separated. You'd think how it affects the team's performance would be the #1 consideration here not Pau's feelings