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Injury Update: Mike D’Antoni hoping for Steve Nash to return on Tuesday

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Mike D’Antoni is optimistic that Steve Nash may return to the team next Tuesday, according to L.A. Times beat reporter Mike Bresnahan.

Nash, who has not played for the Lakers since last November, would be making a return to a team that is now 16-26 going into tonight’s game in Miami; 10 games below the .500 mark and in the 14th spot of the Western Conference. Steve last logged in minutes for the team on November 10th, when the Lakers hosted the then-streaking Minnesota Timberwolves who were at 5-2 overall as opposed to the Lakers’ 3-5 mark.

His return could come at a key point for the Lakers who have had their point guard position diminished by injuries yet again and it still remains to be seen whether or not he can or will contribute, much less come back. A productive Steve Nash will do the team much good, who have had to rely on Kendall Marshall for point guard duties. A serviceable Nash could provide that constant floor control instead of passing it on to someone who is not as positioned for the duties such as Jodie Meeks or Nick Young.

Although there is considerable doubt among fans and the organization alike that Steve may be far from his best days, it should be interesting to see what the Canadian is capable of when he does make his return.

Whatever the case, I personally look forward to his return and remain optimistic that he can come back in great shape.

Are you looking forward to Steve’s return to the Lakers ? Or do you believe that Steve cannot contribute anything to the team anymore and this will only ruin  any chemistry the team has generated? Let us know down in the comments section below!

This is an article by Erick Camacho. You can follow him on Twitter: @LAKERSKB_24

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