Lakers guard Steve Nash will be sidelined until at least next week, still unable to run without pain in his lower left leg, he said Tuesday.
Nash took part in some agility drills Monday and tried to do some jogging but couldn't complete it symptom-free. He will probably undergo an MRI exam to get a fresh update on the small fracture in his lower left leg.
Nash said he would not play Friday or Sunday, adding he'd be out "about another week" in a brief interview.
The Lakers continue to wait, eager to see what their offense looks like under his guidance. He has missed 13 consecutive games, his longest stretch since 1999.
His return, whenever it happens, would boost one fairly important player, TNT analyst Kenny Smith said.
"The head of that system is pretty important. I think that would benefit Pau Gasol for sure," he said.
Gasol also welcomed Nash's eventual return. How could he not, given his on-court struggles?
"He's a great point guar...