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Nash says playing Saturday iffy, but he will go Christmas Day for sure

Dec 21, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

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Steve Nash watch has reached its final days — sometime in the next few days Nash is going to be back on the court as a Laker.

The only question is Saturday against Golden State or Christmas Day against the Knicks? Nash hinted Christmas, as reported by Mark Medina at the Daily News.

“There’s probably a low chance tomorrow,” Nash said following practice here at the Lakers’ facility. “But I’m definitely playing on Christmas for sure.”

There is a school of thought that Nash intends to play Saturday but is downplaying expectations — better to say “low chance” and play than to say “ready to go” then feel tight on Saturday and not. He might well be out there Saturday night.

He will make a big impact with the Lakers — they are playing Chris Duhon and Darius Morris at the point. Even 80 percent of 38-year-old Nash is a big improvement. He doesn’t solve all their problems, but he’s an improvement.

With Pau Gasol already back whenever Nash returns we can start the clock on the “so, how good are the Lakers really?” watch, which is followed a month later by the Gasol trade frenzy.

  1. cameltoehoe - Dec 21, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    No need for Nash to rush back since GSW is gonna thrash them regardless. God don’t like ugly.

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 23, 2012 at 11:20 AM

      Good prediction. Stay away from Vegas.

  2. BigBeachBall - Dec 21, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Blog1: Nash coming back sometime in 2 weeks
    Blog2: Nash coming back soon
    Blog3: Nash feeling better
    Blog4: Nash ate a bagel
    Blog5: Nash playing NBA 2k again..

    Excellent updates man… I feel like my life is on hold right now because of a damn NBA player

    • fanofevilempire - Dec 21, 2012 at 6:50 PM

      you need to chill man……..
      get ya weekend on………

    • vinegarstrokes42 - Dec 21, 2012 at 7:50 PM

      kinda like the same updates they give for andrew bynum

    • eventhorizon04 - Dec 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM

      ….Actually, if you read the article, this update mentioned a firm deadline for him to start playing, Christmas 25th. Nothing vague about that.

      • eventhorizon04 - Dec 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM

        *Christmas (Dec 25th)

    • badintent - Dec 22, 2012 at 7:12 PM

      Great post ! Kurt is closet LA Kings Hockey fan , depressed.Think he that’s bad, what do you think the “Hockey fans ” are feeling like now ? LOL !!

      I’ve sent Nash some industrial strength ear plugs so he doesn’t have to listen to Kobe call for the ball all night.

  3. jimeejohnson - Dec 21, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Steve Nash is no missing link to a Lakers championship. Not even close. Lakers are in the same boat as their nemesis the Celtics: too many veterans, not enough young talent. Guys like Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, and Kevin Love, among others, are the future of this league. Kobe Bryant: not so much. Still, Kobe is a valuable asset as shown in the London Olympics.

  4. omniusprime - Dec 22, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    While Ancient Nash might be better than Duhon or Moore on offense, they can play defense better. Ancient Nash is going to be made to look like an old fool who’s stayed around too long by the smaller, quicker guards in the NBA, he will be a liability to the Lakers. The only good thing Nash has done for the Lakers is get injured so the younger guards can gain valuable experience.

    As to the trade frenzy it should be Ancient Nash and Steve Flake who get moved out so the Lakers can bring in a great young point guard like Kyrie Irving. I’m sure Kyrie would like to play for a real contender instead of a perennial loser like the Cadavers.

    If that moron of a coach Dumbtoni can’t figure out how to properly use Pau Gasol then it’s Dumbtoni who needs to be fired and Phil Jackson brought in to coach the Lakers in the playoffs. That little idiot buss boy made the dumbest decision to bring in Dumbtoni who just doesn’t have a clue as to how to coach such great talent.

    Go Gasol!!! Trade Nash and Flake!!! Fire Dumbtoni!!! We Want Phil!!!

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