Issues continue to mount for the Lakers after starting the season 1-4, firing their head coach Mike Brown, and losing Steve Nash to injury. Initially they reported the injury as minor and it seemed he would only miss a week but now they say he will miss another. Read more after the jump.
The Lakers announced Friday that Nash will be out at least another week, missing games against Sacramento (Sunday), San Antonio (Tuesday) and Phoenix (Friday).
Nash suffered a non-displaced fracture (meaning a small fracture where the bones are still aligned) to his shin area after a Halloween night collision with Blazers rookie Damian Lillard. It’s not serious, but it’s still a broken leg and he can’t really push off and run on it.
Nash has been back doing on the court drills with a Lakers assistant, but the team are not going to rush him back. Whoever the new coach is, he is going to need Nash to contend for a title like the Lakers want. Of course, if that is Phil Jackson and Nash has to find his way in the triangle, it’s going to get interesting.
Lakers blew out the Warriors last night 101-77 in statement with interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff. They’re currently 2-4 and last place in the Western Conference.