Both the starting point guard and the back-up point guard will still be out today against the Indiana Pacers. The Los Angeles Lakers have ruled out Steve Nash and Steve Blake for Tuesday night's game. Both are battling injury and are not quite ready to return to the court.
Mike Trudell of TWC SportsNet said yesterday that both point guards will be unable to play Tuesday.
Neither Steve Blake (strained abdomen) or Steve Nash (leg) will play tomorrow vs. Indy. Neither practiced, both received treatment.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November 26, 2012
Steve Nash suffered a fractured fibula in the second game of the season and has been out ever since. He has begun agility drills, but his return is still up in the air. Blake suffered an abdominal strain not long after taking over for Nash.
Nash was brought over to help guide the Lakers and provide a true point guard presence for a team that often operated without one. Unfortunately, he was never able to truly get into the swing of things before his injury. The Lakers understand his importance, and they are being cautious with his injury and his return. The hope is that when Nash does return, he will be 100% and able to contribute to his fullest extent immediately.
In the meantime, if the team can get Blake back soon, they will have their number two option at point back on the court. As it stands now, the Lakers are down to their third and fourth options for point guard.