Found December 04, 2012 on
The reunion between Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash and head coach Mike D’Antoni keeps getting pushed back. I guess Nash is not healing exactly how the team had planned, but they do not want to rush the 38-year-old veteran back and risk losing him for the whole season.
Nash’s backup is Steve Blake, who has been out for a few weeks with a torn abdominal muscle. Now it looks like it is going to be a lot longer.
Blake is going to have surgery on Wednesday to repair the tear and is scheduled to be out six to eight weeks.
So where does that leave the struggling 8-9 Lakers? With Chris Duhon and Darius Morris playing point guard.
Duhon has been getting most of the minutes at point guard recently, but Morris has had his fair share. The Lakers also have rookie Darius Johnson-Odom out of Marquette currently playing for their D-League team, the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
The season of disappointments continues for the Lakers who had expectations through the roof after assemblin...
BEST OF MAXIM
There are several reasons Steve Nash was pleased to go to the Los Angeles Lakers in a sign-and-trade this past offseason, the most obvious of which is a chance to win his first NBA championship. In addition to the benefits that come along with joining a talented roster, Nash also said he was looking forward to being closer to his three children. Then how do you explain this? According...
FOR THE KIDS
Steve Nash's breakup has been a bit of a sideshow so far, and the injured Laker's point guard's latest action against his ex will only add to that.
Steve Nash showed up for his first game as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers wearing the outfit you see above. Pink sweater, navy blue bow tie with pink spots, and manbag in hand. That is just not a good look, Steve. Now just in case you’re going to tell me it’s a Phoenix Suns thing … take one look at Kobe: Even Kobe Bryant carries a man purse European men’s carryall...
We all know Steve Nash agreed to join the Lakers via a sign-and-trade deal last summer to give himself a shot at capturing his first NBA title. What may come as somewhat of a surprise is how badly he supposedly wanted to play with Pau Gasol. While I’m sure the prospect of playing alongside future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant was exciting, Nash was reportedly given a guarantee Gasol...
DON'T MESS WITH THE NASH
Rumors out of L.A. seem to indicate that the Lakers would like to deal Pau Gasol, but a promise made to Steve Nash before he signed is keeping them from doing so.
Steve Nash has made minor improvement with his left leg injury and hopes to return within the next 10 to 14 days.
PAU RIGHT IN THE KISSER
The Lakers star apparently is extremely frustrated with his teammate, saying the following to reporters about Gasol: "Put your big boy pants on."
A condition of Steve Nash signing with the Lakers was that they wouldn't trade Pau Gasol.
Source: Ignore any and all trade talk about Pau Gasol because the Lakers landed Steve Nash by promising him he would get to play with Gasol. Nash made it a prerequisite for passing on offers from Toronto and the Knicks that Pau would be around, the source said.
via Ric Bucher
Man, the trade talks won’t stop regarding Pau and his inability to adjust to Mike D’Antoni’s system. The rumor was that the Raptors were going hard at LA trying to send their garbage over for Pau, but LA isn’t biting. And this is smart, why make a move when you still don’t really understand what you have. We haven’t seen Dwight, Kobe, Nash, Metta and Pau all on the floor...
In the wake of Rondo's suspension, not much has been said about the end of his double digit assist streak. We know it had to end sometime and in truth, it had begun to take on a life of its own in recent games. There was the controversy over Doc leaving him in the game to get his last two assists. And there had to be mounting pressure on Rondo and on his teammates.
The Lakers are telling teams that they will assess the roster upon the return of Steve Nash and not explore Pau Gasol trades until then.