Mike D’Antoni announced on Monday that Pau Gasol would be out as Lakers’ starter permanently. He stressed that the Lakers play better when they’re small. Kobe Bryant even agreed that Pau Gasol performed better coming off the bench.
Pau Gasol is feeling indifferent about the matter. In short he isn’t happy with the decision as you would expect.
Pau Gasol to Craig Sager (Video):
“I’ve never been a role player in my life and I don’t like it right now.”
On possibility of time with Lakers coming to an end with the trade deadline approaching: “It certainly looks like a possibility to me.”