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Well about one quarter into the new season and a few observations can be made. For one thing, it looks like those big deals bringing Steve Nash and Dwight Howard to the Lakers have been a little less than successful. There were two good reasons to be a little doubtful of the initial rush to claim new Laker superpower status. One, there's the matter of age. The Lakers are getting old, and Nash, in particular, is nearing forty. Not only that, he's been sidelined for almost a month. But even when he was healthy at the start of the season, the Lakers still looked less than overwhelming.
Another reason to doubt was the matter of chemistry and the lack of star reserves on the Lakers bench. Bryant works best with the ball and so does Nash. How are they going to resolve that problem? The Lakers can still be a formidable team if Nash and Pao Gasol get healthy, but it sure looks like the Lakers aren't the shoo-in for the title a lot of "experts" thought they were befor...
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Steve Nash's timetable for return keeps getting pushed out. His injury has been strange since it happened. At first, he was diagnosed with a shin contusion. He was expected back possibly the next night. Then the diagnosis suddenly jumped to a fractured fibula. Nash was then expected to miss about a week and a half to two weeks. Now, over a month later, Nash still...
Y! Sports reports that Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash is battling a nerve irritation in his left leg. That seems to be the main reason why his return to the lineup has been delayed. Apparently, Nash’s leg fracture has been healed for the past month. The whole nerve irritation is what has been holding him back. Nash has been keeping up with his handles and his...
After the loss came more sobering news. Contrary to some speculation, Lakers point guard Steve Nash is unlikely to return to action at any point on the team’s upcoming four-game road trip.
“I can’t imagine that,” Nash told USA TODAY Sports. “I would think it will be at least another two weeks. I’m not even running yet.”
Nash has missed the last 19 games with a small...
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash told USA Today Sports that he's unlikely to play for at least another two weeks, as he continues his rehabilitation from a broken leg. Nash has been out since fracturing his left fibula in a collision with Portland Trail Blazers rookie Damian Lillard on Oct. 31. "I think it will be at least another two weeks," Nash told...
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...
James Harden missed Monday's game with an ankle injury, but he returned to practice yesterday. Unfortunately, Jeremy Lin suffered his own ankle injury at practice and will be evaluated today. Neither injury was serious, and if Lin has to miss time, it is not expected to be very much time.According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Harden is expected to return...
The San Antonio Spurs survived a shootout of the highest order Monday night, beating the Houston Rockets 134-126 in overtime. With James Harden out with a sprained ankle, the key match up of the game was shaping up to be Tony Parker and Jeremy Lin. They did not disappoint. Parker finished with 27 points, 12 assists and 12 rebounds, his first career triple double. Lin had...
The 2011-2012 NBA campaign was chock full of sub-plots; beginning with the Lockout that shortened the regular season to just 66 games, starting on Christmas day. Among other events, we witnessed an ill-fated trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, vetoed by the NBA front office, ending up with the Los Angeles Clippers instead. LeBron James would win the NBA...
It will probably take more than a 38-year old point guard with a bum leg to save the Lakers.
But Steve Nash should indeed provide some direction once he returns from a fractured fibula, which has forced him to miss all but the first two games. After all, Nash had his very best seasons under Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni when the two were together in Phoenix.
Nash is an exceptional...
The Los Angeles Lakers are no stranger to scrutiny, but the scrutiny they have been under the last few weeks is high even for them. What seemed to be a run of bad luck with injuries and close losses exploded on Tuesday night when they went into Cleveland and got beat down by Kyrie Irving, Anderson Varejao…and little else. Their defense, analysts agree, seems to be their biggest...
HOUSTON -- Perhaps this was a special, limited engagement of Linsanity. Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin matched his career high of 38 points, but Houston could not overcome the San Antonio Spurs' bevy of sharpshooters, falling 134-126 in overtime Monday night at Toyota Center. Guard Gary Neal paced San Antonio (18-4) with 29 points, and Tony Parker added a triple-double of...
Steve Nash is hoping to return to the Los Angeles Lakers lineup Tuesday in Cleveland. However, coach Mike D'Antoni told Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times that, “I wouldn’t put my reputation on it. It’s possible."
Nash has missed 18 games this season because of a small fracture in his fibula. D'Antoni said Nash's attitude is more upbeat as he gets closer...
Steve Nash and Steve Blake remain out, leaving Chris Duhon and Darius Morris to handle point guard duties.
CLEVELAND -- Mike D'Antoni stood outside the visiting locker room and stared at the ground.
His eyes were bloodshot, his hair a mess, his tie out of sorts. It was as if he had spent the previous 48 minutes tumbling in a clothes dryer.
"The state that we're in, that's inexcusable, and we've got to figure it out," he said.
D'Antoni was speaking after...