Pau Gasol will return next week from a torn plantar fascia in his right foot.

"Everything else is possible. I'm not going to hold myself back if I think I'm ready to play," Gasol said Wednesday. "There's not many games left in the season and every game will be valuable to us.

"We're keeping our options open. We're trying to see how I progress over the next few days."

Gasol will return to the starting lineup in place of Earl Clark, whose production has tailed off in recent weeks.