Steve Nash returned Saturday for the Los Angeles Lakers after missing 24 games this season with a small fracture in his leg. The Lakers hope Nash can balance out the offense.
"We'll find a natural balance, but Kobe's going to take the most shots," said Nash. "He's our best player and a great scorer, and the ball should be in his hands or should be finding him for shots."
"I don't think every night he's going to take 40 shots," Nash said referring to Bryant's 41 shots taken in the Lakers (13-14) 118-115 overtime victory over the Golden State Warriors (18-10).
Forward Pau Gasol said he feels more comfortable with Nash on the court.
"It makes me feel more sure about what we do out there when [Nash] has the ball because I know something good is going to come out of it," Gasol said. "He's a guy that gives you balance in the offense."
Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni believes Dwight Howard's game will pick up with Nash back.
"We want to expand Dwight's game. We want him to become a complete player," D'Antoni said. "He can be. He's a very talented guy. With Steve, as soon as they develop a relationship and understand what they can do, they'll be great."
The Lakers play the New York Knicks on Christmas Day at the Staples Center.