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Steve Nash listed as “probable,” expected to play for Lakers Tuesday

Feb 3, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

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Believe it or not, the Lakers are actually going to get some players healthy.

Not Pau Gasol (out this week with a groin strain) no Kobe Bryant (out at least past the All-Star Game with his fractured knee) but they are getting Steve Nash and Steve Blake back. The pair of guards will be listed as probable for the game, reports Mike Trudell of That means both will go when the Lakers take on the Timberwolves Tuesday.

The Lakers have a back-to-back Wednesday night in Cleveland and Nash is expected to be out for that game, Trudell adds — but Jordan Farmar should return for that game.

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It will be interesting to see what this means for Kendall Marshall‘s minutes, the D-League pick up has played well for the Lakers and is a fit in Mike D’Antoni’s system. With all these guards, expect D’Antoni’s already unpredictable lineups to see a lot more experimentation. D’Antoni loves to experiment. It’s going to drive some fantasy players crazy.

  1. zerole00 - Feb 3, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    Here it comes guys, the turning point in the Lakers’ season.

    lol yeah okay.

  2. bchapman2011 - Feb 3, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Back in the lineup on Tuesday and hurt again by Sunday! Please retire after the year is over Nash. Do the right thing and help LA rebuild

  3. asimonetti88 - Feb 3, 2014 at 6:13 PM

    Interested to see what he can do. Keep Kendall Marshall as the starter though, Mike. No point in messing with something that isn’t broken.

  4. billtetley53 - Feb 3, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    Not broken? ahahahaha. Uff.

    • asimonetti88 - Feb 3, 2014 at 8:39 PM

      10.5 PPG, 45% from 3P, 9.6 APG to 2.8 ToPG (a 3.5 assist-to-turnover ratio that rates 5th in the NBA this season). Seems to me he’s doing just fine.

  5. lalifer - Feb 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM

    Haha. yeah. I had to chuckle with that one too. But I know what he meant. Marshall is scoring and assisting as good as we’d probably hope from any of our point guards, so why mess with him. Bring Steve and Steve off the bench. Just like what the Nets are doing with DWill.

  6. edwardsro - Feb 3, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    We need Nash to take medical retirement

  7. stayhigh_247 - Feb 3, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    It’s time to hang em up Stevo, you had a great career and will be a first ballot hall of famer, unless miami can add you to the bench so you can possibly get a ring, it’s time to focus on something else.

  8. jammer73 - Feb 4, 2014 at 5:06 AM

    The headline should read “Steve Nash done, set to RETIRE”.

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