Lakers Rumors & Recaps: No Timetable for Steve Nash’s Return

The Los Angeles Lakers are red-hot headed into their matchup with the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night winning five of the last six games and seemingly coming together as a dominant basketball team with the new-look roster.

Although the Lakers have seemingly turned things around with Mike D’Antoni’s high-powered offensive system, Los Angeles is still without one of the biggest acquisitions of the off-season in two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash.

Unfortunately, no timetable has been set for the eight-time All-Star. Nash’s return from the leg injury, suffered in the second game of the regular season, continues to get pushed back with the latest report not giving a clear indication of when he’ll get back on the floor for the Lakers.

Without Nash running the point for D’Antoni, the Lakers may have still yet to see the true potential of this team led by Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard.

With the Lakers playing as well as they have with D’Antoni’s offensive implemented, it’s a scary thought for opponents in terms of how good this team could be with Nash back in the fold. Not only has this team had to play without Nash, but Steve Blake has also been sidelined due to a strained abdomen.

Second-year point guard Darius Morris and veteran Chris Duhon have filled the void in the backcourt for the time being. Morris has begun to make an impression while Duhon has also played well off the bench.

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Lakers News

Miller: D’Antoni Makes Great First Impression [OC Register]

Bryant’s Free Throws Seal Victory In D’Antoni’s Debut [OC Register]

World Peace Finding His Place In D’Antoni’s System [OC Register]

Dwight Howard: Free Throws Will Come [OC Register]

The Surprising Lakers Coaching Carousal [Silver Screen and Roll]

Preview: Lakers At Kings; You Again… [Silver Screen and Roll]

Video: Highlights – Lakers vs. Nets 11/20/12 [Silver Screen and Roll]

Watch Snoop Lion, L.A. City Council Celebrate ‘Dwight Howard Day’ [LA Times]

Gamble Pays Off For Lakers’ Darius Morris [LA Times]

Doc Rivers Blasts Lakers Treatment Of Phil Jackson [LA Times]

Dwight Howard Currently Fifth In Rebounding [LA Times]

VINCENT BONSIGNORE: Lakers Debut Doesn’t Get Any Better For Mike D’Antoni [LA Daily News]

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Mike D’Antoni All Smiles For L.A. Lakers Debut [LA Daily News]

New Lakers Coach Mike D’Antoni Ready, Willing And Almost Able [LA Daily News]

Three-Pointers: Lakers Eke Out Victory Over Nets In D’Antoni’s Debut [The Point Forward]

Lakers’ World Peace ‘Sons’ Nets Coach Avery Johnson After Three-Pointer [The Point Forward]

Lakers’ Kobe Bryant Autographs Fan’s Giant ‘Black Mamba’ Tattoo [The Point Forward]

D’Antoni Debuts With Lakers Amid Impressive Starts For New Coaches [The Point Forward]

NBA News

Thunder, Clippers Highlight Thanksgiving Eve [SB Nation]

Reggie Evans Earns First Fine For Flopping [SB Nation]

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Zach Randolph Explains The World [SB Nation]

Is Bynum’s Season On The Brink? [Hang Time Blog]

Dirk Nowitzki Likely Out Until At Least Mid-December [Hang Time Blog]

Point Guard Problems In Dallas? [Hang Time Blog]

Popovich Roasts Spurs: ‘We Were An Embarrassment’ [Hang Time Blog]

Melo’s Defensive Work Generates MVP Buzz [Yahoo Sports]

Randolph Explains Perkins Altercation, Kind Of [Yahoo Sports]

Warriors Bogut To Miss 3 More Games [Yahoo Sports]

Celtics Waive Milicic [Yahoo Sports]

Video: Rasheed Wallace Officially Back, Shouts “Ball Don’t Lie” [Sports City]

Video: NBA Promotes Special Single Color Christmas Day Jerseys [Sports City]

San Antonio Spurs Sign James Anderson From NBA’s D-League [Sports City]

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