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Report: Steve Nash No Timetable On Return; Blake Not Playing In Road Trip Reviewed by Momizat on . Well, this isn't exactly encouraging news. Steve Nash, who has been out ever since he injured his fibula against Portland on October 31st, is said to be out ind Well, this isn't exactly encouraging news. Steve Nash, who has been out ever since he injured his fibula against Portland on October 31st, is said to be out ind Rating:
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Report: Steve Nash No Timetable On Return; Blake Not Playing In Road Trip

Well, this isn’t exactly encouraging news. Steve Nash, who has been out ever since he injured his fibula against Portland on October 31st, is said to be out indefinitely.

Here are Coach Mike D’Antoni’s comments from ESPN L.A.:

“The other Steve is coming along,” D’Antoni said of the two-time league MVP. “I don’t think we have a timetable. He feels some nerve endings that are tingling and when they go away, we’ll start ramping it up and he’ll be fine.

“Whether it’s tomorrow or next week or next month, we’ll just take our time and he’ll eventually be there. As soon as he gets there, I know, give him an hour and a half and he’ll have the offense down and running it like a clock. So we can wait on that.”

As long as he’s healthy come playoff time, that’s all that matters. Nash pretty much knows D’Antoni’s offense like the back of his hand. I don’t think the concern is the fit; the concern here is his health.

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Rushing back Nash just to get him back for December isn’t really a good idea. Just make sure that the two-time MVP feels 100 percent. And besides, they can save the 38-year-old man’s legs if he plays later in the season. Nash will be re-evaluated by the team doctors on Friday and they’ll go from there.

Also of note: Steve Blake won’t be playing in the three-game road trip as he is still sidelined with that nagging abdominal injury. D’Antoni mentioned that Blake will probably be day to day after the road trip.

With both Steves out for the next few games, this should be taken as a blessing in disguise. Darius Morris has done his job as a starter as he’s averaged 5.3 points and 3.8 assists in his last four games, which he all started. Duhon has also gotten increased minutes and is averaging 3.8 points and 2.5 assists in the last four contests. This gives Morris some experience and will buy the other veterans some time to rest. I think the Lakers will be fine.

Nash has averaged 4.5 points and 4.0 assists in the two contests he has played for the Lakers thus far.

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  • Jose Armando

    No need to rush !!! Get healthy my boi ohh yea I’m talking about Nash not eminen lol

  • Jose Armando

    No need to rush !!! Get healthy my boi ohh yea I’m talking about Nash not eminen lol

  • hookedonnews

    He’s going to have to get in basketball shape once his leg is well. Give him all the time he needs to be 100%. Playoffs are what’s important. That being said, I can’t wait to see him back on the court. Kobe could use some relief which Nash will provide. Also, even though he knows the offense like the back of his hand, the other players need time to get used to his passes and his ability to get them the ball when they’re not expecting it. This could have been done during training camp and preseason except for Howard’s recovery from surgery and the time wasted on the Princeton offense.

  • Droskeezy

    I’m starting to wonder if bringing nash off the bench to anchor that second unit is a better idea!? Then he can really play his run around in circles offense as the pg he’s used to being. Look how good he made martin gortat look! I think jamison, meeks, and hill would benefit from it.

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