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As reported by Mark Medina of Inside the Lakers at insidesocial.com, two months have passed since the end of Steve Nash's 18th NBA season. In three more months, we'll see if the 40-year-old point guard is healthy enough to play. He's been trying to battle back from persistent nerve damage in his back and hamstrings that limited him to 15 games. Right now, Nash feels on track with his rehab.
“I feel great right now. I’ve been able to be pretty much go without limitations as far as my training. I’m obviously not trying to overdo it so I can allow that nerve to settle down perhaps and be less irritating. It has worked so far, but I would hate to say this is where it will be like once I join the rigors of an NBA schedule.”Nash hasn't mentioned how he feels his health will be long-term. The Lakers are likely to draft a point guard, but are hoping to have Nash provide some veteran leadership and stability off the bench.
No one knows how this will play out with Nash, but be certain he will not go down without a fight.
“It’s way too early. I’m not really sure I will know that until camp. But I’ll do everything I can to prepare myself for that environment.”Nash averaged 6.8 points on just 38.3 percent shooting from the floor and 5.7 assists per game. The 18-year veteran out of Santa Clara has played for the Suns, Mavericks and Lakers and has career averages of 14.3 points and 8.5 assists per game.
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