Found November 27, 2012 on 5TH QUARTER MAGAZINE:
PLAYERS: Steve Nash
TEAMS: Los Angeles Lakers
In a report by ESPN LA, Lakers point guard Steve Nash hopes to return back to the court soon.  He was able to participate during the Lakers practice at their facility in El Segundo, California.  Nash was to go through an MRI on Monday, but the Lakers decided to just have the Canadian point guard go through some drills with the Lakers strength coach.  As for a return date, the Lakers are staying mum.  When asked when he thinks Nash would be able to return, head coach Mike D’Antoni said, I really don’t.  It’s getting better every day.  I know we keep saying that, but it is.  Just when he’s able to withstand some up-and-down, he’ll play. D’Antoni knows that once Steve Nash returns to the lineup, the Lakers will be a different team.  So for now, they can only wait.  D’Antoni knows not to rush Nash.  The team needs him to be the floor general and free up players for open shots, but rushing him could be detrimental to his future as a player.

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