Update: Gasol (foot) will play without restrictions Friday against Portland, the Lakers' official site reports.
Recommendation: Following Friday's morning shootaround, coach Mike D'Antoni said, "Pau's good. Ready to roll." Gasol underwent an MRI on Thursday, which revealed that he's been plagued by plantar fasciitis lately. Typically, rest is the remedy for overcoming the problem, but he's already sat out eight games in December due to his foot issues. In four outings since he returned, he's averaged 12.8 points (on 42.2 percent shooting), 8.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.8 blocks in 34.5 minutes. In reality, only his shot has really suffered due to his injury, so feel free to roll with him as he continues to recover.