Feb 11, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) dribbles the ball around Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (3) at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers: Steve Nash…back


Steve Nash had been ruled out for the season by Mike D’Antoni a few weeks ago, however, thanks to multiple injuries to the Los Angeles Lakers backcourt, he is set to return to the lineup tonight against the Washington Wizards.

[YAHOO]

After five weeks on the sidelines, Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash is planning a return to the lineup on Friday night, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The Lakers, left with only one healthy point guard, are planning to use Nash as a backup to Kendall Marshall against the Washington Wizards at Staples Center.

LA is also expected to return Nick Young and back from injuries on Friday.

Nash has played only 10 games this season due to continued trouble with his nerve root issue that has haunted him for about two years now. Nash recently said that he plans on returning next season, and if he’s going to return next year, might as well play him now — I guess.

The 40-year-old Lakers point guard has averaged 7.6 points and 4.7 assists per game in his very limited role this season.

 

 

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  • hookedonnews

    Why the ambivalence? Why wouldn’t you want him to play? I hope you watched the game because what you saw last night is the reason that you want someone like him on the floor. He changes the whole team dynamic, and 11 assists in 19 minutes is not bad for a 40 year old who’s been written off by a lot of people in this town. Why not enjoy watching one of the best ever while you’ve got the opportunity? He’s probably going to pass Mark Jackson in total assists before the season is out with any luck. Why would you not want to see that, especially when our only other PG is injured?