Steve Nash could return during the Lakers four-game trip that starts Tuesday in Cleveland, Coach Mike DAntoni said Sunday after his teams shoot-around.
I wouldnt put my reputation on it. Its possible, DAntoni said.
The Lakers trip also includes stops in New York on Thursday, Washington on Friday and Philadelphia on Sunday.
Nash has missed 18 games because of a small fracture in his fibula. He continues to progress in his recovery, completing resistance training Sunday and shooting free throws.
DAntoni said hes starting to see more of an upbeat attitude from Nash as he gets closer to returning.
I think so. I hope so, DAntoni said. I want it so bad sometimes I think Im seeing things that might not be there, so I dont know. But obviously hes doing more, but hes got a ways to go yet.
Meanwhile, the Lakers will continue to be without Pau Gasol on Sunday when they play host to Utah at Staples Center. The power forward will sit out a fourth game as he rests his knees, which have been...