Pau Gasol (foot) hopes to receive clearance to begin running on Thursday.
Gasol is off crutches and working out on an elliptical machine. "Things have been good," he said. "No pain, a little bit of stiffness." Gasol is exactly four weeks into a 6-8 week timetable. He'll eventually return as a backup big man behind clear starters Dwight Howard and Earl Clark.