There’s still no telling when Steve Nash will return from a broken left leg, but we do know that he won’t play for at least another week or so. Per the LA Times: “Nash took part in some agility drills Monday and tried to do some jogging but couldn’t complete it symptom-free. He will probably undergo an MRI exam to get a fresh update on the small fracture in his lower left leg. Nash said he would not play Friday or Sunday, adding he’d be out ‘about another week’ in a brief interview. The Lakers continue to wait, eager to see what their offense looks like under his guidance. He has missed 13 consecutive games, his longest stretch since 1999. His return, whenever it happens, would boost one fairly important player, TNT analyst Kenny Smith said. ‘The head of that system is pretty important. I think that would benefit Pau [Gasol] for sure,’ he said. Gasol also welcomed Nash’s eventual return. How could he not, given his on-court struggles? ‘He’s a great point guard and he’s familiar with the system and the coach, so he will definitely help,’ Gasol said. ‘He won’t solve everything but he will have a positive impact for sure.’ The consensus around the league: Wait on judging the Lakers until Nash returns.”
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