Grizzlies F Gasol cleared for full-contract drills


Sultan of Swat
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MEMPHIS, Tennessee (Ticker) - Pau Gasol moved one step closer to
making his much-needed return to the Memphis Grizzlies.

The team's leading scorer each of the past five seasons, Gasol
has been cleared for full-contract drills as he continues his
recovery from a broken left foot.

Gasol, who also led the Grizzlies in rebounding last season, has
not played this year after suffering the injury playing for his
native Spain in the world championships in Japan over the

Memphis has struggled in his absence, losing seven straight
games in November and a 100-94 decision at the Milwaukee Bucks
on Friday to drop to 5-14. Memphis is tied with Charlotte for
the worst winning percentage in the league.

The Grizzlies return to action against the Los Angeles Clippers
here on Saturday.

Cleared for light workouts at the start of the month, Gasol
began 3-on-3 drills on Thursday.