It has been more than 2 months since future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash took the floor in an NBA game, but the Los Angeles Lakers caught a glimpse of him on Thursday.
Steve Nash (remember him?) is practicing with the Lakers today. On the court now.
— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) January 30, 2014
The 39-year-old Nash returned to practice on Thursday despite suffering what was deemed as a “setback” earlier in the week, and his gray-bearded frame was a welcomed sight on the practice floor for LA. Nash was last seen on November 10th, when he played 13 minutes in a 23-point loss to Minnesota, and his tenure with the Lakers has been the epitome of a disaster from an injury standpoint.
After moving to the Lakers from Phoenix, Nash did play in 50 games during the 2012-2013 season with solid results (50/44/92 shooting with 12.7 points and 6.7 assists per game), but the injury bug has really plagued him this season. Nash has appeared in only 6 games due to a myriad of woes, and the Lakers have resorted to using D-League castoff Kendall Marshall extensively at the point guard in the absence of Nash, Steve Blake, and Jordan Farmar.
An exact timetable for Nash’s return to the floor in game action is unknown, but this is unquestionably a positive sign.