March 17, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash (10) speaks to point guard Steve Blake (5) during a stoppage in play in the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Nash, Steve Blake, Jordan Farmar set to return for Los Angeles Lakers


Despite the emergence of former Phoenix Suns’ first round pick Kendall Marshall, point guard has been maybe the biggest of all of the Los Angeles Lakers’ many problems this year.

Steve Nash has played in just six of the Lakers’ 47 games, Steve Blake has played in 21 and Jordan Farmer has played in 22.

The Lakers got good news Monday – they could have all three players back when they travel to Minnesota to take on the Timberwolves Tuesday night.

“They’re good,” Lakers’ head coach Mike D’Antoni told Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles. “I think they’re all ready to go.”

D’Antoni, however, did not make any guarantees.

“It’s possible,” D’Antoni said. “We’ll see how everybody wakes up, but there is a possibility all three could play.”

Farmer wasn’t sure himself.

“I’m not sure about [Tuesday],” Farmar said. “We’ll see. I’m available if they allow me to.”

Nash is averaging 6.7 points, 4.8 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game, Blake is putting up 9.8 points, 7.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game and Farmer is averaging 8.7 points, 4.7 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game.

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