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Report: Steve Blake could return to Lakers in 2-3 weeks

Dec 27, 2012, 12:05 PM EDT

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Steve Nash is back with the Lakers and all is right with the world… well, except for the loss in Denver where the Lakers looked wooden and old, or the heavy minutes Nash and Kobe Bryant are racking up, or the fact the Lakers are below .500 and have a lot of work to do to just make the playoffs still.

But things are certainly better with Nash back, and now the Lakers may soon get Nash’s back-up to return to the lineup.

Steve Blake, who has been out with an abdomen injury, should return to the team in two to three weeks, reports the Los Angeles Times. That fits pretty well with the mid-January timeline that had been discussed before when he went out.

Blake is no world-beater, but he can knock down threes to space the floor and makes better decisions than Chris Duhon and Darius Morris. Blake doesn’t have to be Chris Paul, he just has to be solid and hold down the fort until Nash gets his rest. And Nash needs more rest than he’s been getting lately.

  1. iamjimmyjack - Dec 27, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Good.anyone is better than duhon. Too bad Steve Nash can’t play 48 minutes every game. Or can he???? Mike d certainly thinks so judging by his numbers lately.

  2. 00maltliquor - Dec 27, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Ugh.

  3. dannymac17 - Dec 27, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Yay! The season has been saved!

  4. vi3tguy415 - Dec 27, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    for what???

  5. cosanostra71 - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Is he really that much better than Duhon or Morris?

  6. ambitoos - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

    I don’t understand how laker management could hire D’antony. He has a long history of not playing defense.

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM

      Well, since D’Antoni’s been a coach for many years now, yes, it’s true he doesn’t play any defense. He doesn’t even go on the court unless he’s getting in the way of an opponent’s pass in order to fool the ref into giving his team the ball. Wait, wouldn’t that be playing some defense?

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