When LA traded for Steve Nash this offseason, no one expected that at this point he’d have played most of his minutes on the bench in a suit. Nash fractured his fibula in the road game against the Portland Trailblazers on October 31. Initially, this “small non-displaced” leg fracture was but a minor injury to keep Nash out about a week or two. Well here it is Thanksgiving day and Nash is still out with this injury and Nash has now been downgraded to “out indefinitely”. The Examiner claims Nash will be out until at least mid-December. That’s an awfully long time for a Lakers team going through very drastic changes right now.
While trying to manage the PG position without the All-Star playmaker, LA has had mixed results. Steve Blake and Darius Morris are just not of the caliber that Nash is, and therefore cannot fill the gap that Nash leaves behind.
With the Lakers recently hiring Head Coach Mike D’Antoni, Steve Nash’s presence is missed even more. Nash was coached by D’Antoni back in Phoenix, and now that they can be reunited again, fans expect the Lakers to truly be Showtime with Nash at the helm. Until Nash returns it is yet to be seen how the Lakers will play to their true potential, and fans everywhere hope he returns soon.
Lakers reporter Mike Trudell tweeted this regarding Nash’s injury: [blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/271072435019857920"]
With Nash still on the bench with his injury, will the Lakers right the ship and play at the level they’re expected? Or will they continue to see struggles and truly miss Nash’s playmaking ability? Give me your thoughts on Twitter!