Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash is champing
at the bit to return for the playoffs, and he told reporters – including Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles – that he’s “very optimistic” he’ll be able to
play during today’s opener against the San Antonio Spurs.
"Mentally, I'm champing at the bit and physically, I'm getting there," Nash said Friday after participating in a full practice for the first time since March, as he's missed the Lakers' past eight games with a right hip and hamstring injury. "So, I'm very optimistic that I'll be able to play on Sunday, and I just don't want to overpromise and get ahead of myself. The last three weeks now, I wake up every morning thinking, 'Today's the day,' and then I want to hang myself after practice. So, I don't want to overpromise at this point, but I'm very optimistic."