In the beginning of November, Steve Nash suffered a small fracture in his left fibula after bumping into Portland's Damian Lillard. He was originally supposed to miss only a couple weeks and was expected to be back around this time. But, Nash is still experiencing tingling sensations in his nerve endings and will make his return once those sensations go away. The thing is, no one knows exactly when that will be. For now, the Lakers are saying that there's no timetable for his return. LA's new head coach Mike D'Antoni had this to say:
"Whether it's tomorrow or next week or next month, we'll just take our time and he'll eventually be there. As soon as he gets there, I know, give him an hour and a half and he'll have the offense down and running it like a clock. So we can wait on that."
And to add insult to injury, Steve Blake, who missed the last three games, will miss another four games. For now Laker fans are going to have to be happy with second year guard Darius Morris and veteran backup Chris Duhon running the point. Not exactly what they had in mind when the season started.
The Lakers are 6-5 and play the Sacramento Kings tonight.