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  1. Steve Nash’s leg bothering him again, likely out until after All-Star break

    Feb 12, 2014, 1:05 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Los Angeles Lakers

    Steve Nash played his 10th game for the Lakers Tuesday night (maybe now some Lakers fans will finally let go of the medical retirement stuff that was never going to happen anyway). And he aggravated his nerve root injury. Again. Nash tried to play through it but that didn’t work. He said the back issue…

  2. Report: Steve Nash told friends he plans to retire after season. He says he’s not stopping.

    Feb 10, 2014, 2:45 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Los Angeles Lakers

    While this is the dream of some Lakers fans and has some logic to it, let me caution you to take this report with a grain of salt. And if you were really fans of Steve Nash and basketball you’d be cheering for it not to be true. But a report out of New York,…

  3. Kobe Bryant says he plans to return, play for Lakers this season

    Feb 10, 2014, 10:29 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers Vs. Boston Celtics At TD Garden

    If the season ended today, the Lakers would have the seven or eight pick (they are tied with Cleveland, there would be a coin flip). They are also currently 12 games back of the eight seed and the playoffs in the West, ground they are not going to make up. Those facts have a lot…

  4. Steve Nash leaves with nerve irritation, but Lakers believe it’s a short-term issue

    Feb 9, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    Steve Nash was playing in just his third game since returning from injury on Sunday, before leaving in the third quarter against the Bulls with what was described as nerve irritation. Nash suffered a leg fracture and subsequent nerve damage that had sidelined him for all but six games before his recent return, and being…

  5. Steve Nash, 40 years old, crosses up Evan Turner for the layup (VIDEO)

    Feb 8, 2014, 12:13 AM EST

    Steve Nash

    Steve Nash celebrated his 40th birthday on Friday, and scored a game-high 19 points in helping the Lakers to a double-digit win over the Sixers. And despite the fact that Evan Turner was an All-Star last season, the 25-year old was taken to school by the elder Nash on this play, which saw the Lakers…

  6. Lakers’ Nick Young injures knee, out at least two weeks

    Feb 6, 2014, 4:41 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Miami Heat

    The Lakers, already far and away leading the NBA in man-games lost to injury, continue to pad that lead. Not that they want to. Just as they got pretty much their entire point guard rotation back from injury, they have lost Nick Young for at least two weeks with a “non-displaced fracture of the patella…

  7. Lakers finish win over Cavaliers with just four active players

    Feb 5, 2014, 10:24 PM EST

    Lakers bench

    The Lakers were already shorthanded heading into Wednesday’s contest against the Cavaliers, but by the time it was over, they didn’t have a combination of qualified and healthy players to even field a five-man team. L.A. led by as many as 29 points before holding on for the 119-108 victory, but things were a bit…

  8. Wednesday And-1 Links: “The Justice League Goes Inside the NBA: All Star Edition” comic book exists

    Feb 5, 2014, 7:23 PM EST

    Inside the NBA comic book

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • I LOVE that this exists. DC Comics has teamed with TNT’s “Inside the…

  9. Told by Lakers they’re dropping him, Manny Harris scores 19 points for Los Angeles

    Feb 5, 2014, 1:44 PM EST

    Manny Harris, Chuck Hayes, Patrick Patterson

    Steve Nash and Steve Blake returned for the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. Jordan Farmar should be back soon, too. So, it makes sense the Lakers wouldn’t re-sign Manny Harris. They’ve already signed him to two 10-day contracts, the second of which expires today, and they’d have to re-sign him for the rest of the…

  10. The Extra Pass: Talking Blazers, Clippers, coaching with Bill and Luke Walton

    Feb 5, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    Milwaukee Brewers v San Francisco Giants

    Portland Trail Blazers fans are not fair weathered. They have stuck with the franchise through some dark times. Now they are being rewarded — with LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard leading the way, Portland fans are getting to witness some of the best, most entertaining basketball Rip City has seen in more than a decade.…

  11. Welcome back: Steve Nash throws halfcourt alley-oop pass in return (VIDEO)

    Feb 5, 2014, 12:50 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Minnesota Timberwolves

    There were plenty of moments in his return where Steve Nash looked rusty, but there were moments where he looked like the Steve Nash we remember as well. For an example of the latter, check out the half-court alley-oop pass to Wesley Johnson from Nash. Nash had nine assists but it wasn’t enough to lift…

  12. Steve Nash to return, start for Lakers Tuesday night against Minnesota

    Feb 4, 2014, 1:18 PM EST

    Steve Nash

    So much for that whole “easing him back in” thing… Steve Nash will not only be back and play for the Lakers on Tuesday night, he will start, coach Mike D’Antoni told the media, as reported by Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. Nash will play the first 5-8 minutes of the game…

  13. Pau Gasol gets PRP injection, posts photo

    Feb 4, 2014, 12:20 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Never say Pau Gasol didn’t learn a few things from Kobe Bryant. Such as if you are injured it’s fine to post photos of you getting an injection. Kobe did it earlier this season, then late Monday night Gasol posted this: Gasol is out for the next week at least with a groin strain (he…

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

    Feb 3, 2014, 5:48 PM EST

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    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…

  15. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Adam Silver signs the balls, Kevin Durant keeps shooting them

    Feb 3, 2014, 2:21 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Brooklyn Nets

    A look at PBT’s power rankings show basically the only thing that really changed this week was the signature on the Spaulding balls — Adam Silver’s signature is in play. Aside that Durant has the Thunder on top and the Lakers continue fall like the lead balloon they are. 1. Thunder (38-11, Last Week No.…

  16. Report: Bulls discussed Taj Gibson trade with Lakers, Wizards and Bobcats

    Jan 31, 2014, 6:50 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Chicago Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls, at least on some level, aren’t totally concerned with how they fare this season. Derrick Rose is already out for the year, and no matter how well everything else comes together, the superstar’s injury limits the Bulls’ upside in 2014. They already traded Luol Deng for zero assets that will help them…

  17. Steve Nash could be back on court for Lakers next Tuesday

    Jan 31, 2014, 4:55 PM EST

    Steve Nash

    Steve Nash practiced on Thursday with no issues or setbacks, but will not suit up when the Lakers host the Charlotte Bobcats Friday night. However next Tuesday he could return. So could Steve Blake. That’s what Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni said after shootaround on Friday. D'Antoni says injured Lakers PGs had no setbacks after Thursday…

  18. Even Phil Jackson thinks the Lakers paid Kobe Bryant too much

    Jan 31, 2014, 3:26 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Oklahoma City Thunder

    Kobe Bryant is taking a $7 million pay cut next season. Of course, he’s still going to make $23 million and be the highest paid player in the NBA, which left a lot of Lakers’ fans shaking their heads. They get the business reasons this is a good deal for the Lakers, but how does…

  19. Durant will get his against Miami, can Heat limit everyone else?

    Jan 29, 2014, 2:59 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat

    It was a strategy that worked for a time early on in the Bulls’ Jordan era — let Michael Jordan get his; just make sure nobody else gets going. Defend him physically, but make sure the other guys don’t start racking up stats, too. Eventually that didn’t work anymore as Jordan improved his team play…

  20. Lakers make it official: Kobe out at least three weeks, meaning no All-Star Game

    Jan 28, 2014, 11:43 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns

    LOS ANGELES — We told you word was Kobe Bryant was going to be out a few more weeks, now it has become official. INJURY UPDATE: Kobe Bryant was examined tonight & still has pain and swelling in his left knee. Examined again in approximately 3 weeks. — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) January 29, 2014…

  21. Steve Nash tweaks back getting out of bed, still likely to practice Thursday, is day-to-day

    Jan 28, 2014, 1:36 PM EST

    Steve Nash

    Steve Nash is day-to-day, according to the Lakers. He could be back playing with the Lakers by Friday night. But in a sign of how fragile things are with the former MVP, who is about to turn 40 (Feb. 7), he didn’t practice on Monday as expected after tweaking his back getting out of bed,…

  22. Report: Kobe Bryant out another two weeks to month with knee fracture

    Jan 28, 2014, 10:51 AM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns

    We know him, if it was just a matter of playing through pain, Kobe Bryant would be back. But it’s not. He has a fractured lateral tibial plateau — the bone at the top of the shin that connects to the knee — and until the bone heals properly Kobe can’t return. Which means he…

  23. Steve Nash may return to Lakers next week

    Jan 24, 2014, 10:14 AM EST

    Steve Nash

    Injuries more than anything else have been the story of the Lakers season to this point, and while many felt that even a healthy L.A. squad would have trouble competing with the Western Conference elite, that task became impossible once Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Steve Blake, and others went down with injuries for extended periods…

  24. Lakers’ Jodie Meeks on his way to hitting contract incentive

    Jan 11, 2014, 6:30 PM EST

    Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Lakers

    At least one positive thing may come of all the injuries the Lakers have been dealing with this season, but it’s something that will benefit just one of the team’s players. Thanks to plenty of available minutes in the rotation without players like Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar around for much…

  25. Quote of the Day: This Lakers’ season almost driving D’Antoni to drink

    Jan 10, 2014, 7:24 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Utah Jazz

    Beer and cigarettes for therapy, right coach? MDA: "I don’t drink or smoke. … I’m thinking about starting, especially the drinking part" — Bill Oram (@bill_oram) January 10, 2014 Hard to blame Mike D’Antoni if this season hasn’t been a fiesta on Figueroa coaching the Lakers this season — it was going to be a…

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