The 7-footer said he had tested the toe by running "at a decent pace" and would gauge his readiness with more involved moves before the game.
"I was happy with the things that I've done," Gasol said, "but I still haven't really jumped very much or tried any explosive move."
Gasol said he injured the toe late in the first half of the Lakers’ 36-point loss to the
"That's why in the second half I couldn't really jump off it and explode off it, unfortunately," Gasol said.
Gasol did not practice with the Lakers on Sunday or Monday but said he hoped the time off would allow him to play.
"It's still not right," Gasol said, "but we'll see if I can play without reaggravating it."
Lakers Coach Mike D’Antoni said he would start