Pau Gasol is out Tuesday night against the Rockets. But as the team continues to express to news outlets that they want to wait until point guard Steve Nash returns from injury to make an evaluation, the Lakers have also made it clear to the struggling power forward that if the situation doesn't improve, he'll be packing a bag. From ESPN: Gasol is sitting not because a trade involving the former four-time All-Star is in the works, according to multiple league sources. However, a source told that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has recently spoken to Gasol's representatives and the gist of the conversation was that if Gasol is unable to adjust to D'Antoni's system, the team will have no choice but to search for possible trade scenarios. via Pau Gasol of Los Angeles Lakers out Tuesday against Houston Rockets with tendinitis in knees -- ESPN Los Angeles.