Will Steve Nash return this season? "I doubt it," D'Antoni said. Wants minutes to go to younger guards, plus Nash still not feeling right.— Mike Bresnahan (@Mike_Bresnahan) March 3, 2014
Nash himself was noncommittal on Monday, via Dave McMenamin of ESPN:
Nash on if he'll play again this season: "We’ll see. I couldn’t really make a prediction. If I get the chance, it would be great"— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 3, 2014
The 18-year-veteran, who is dealing with nerve issues in his back, last suited up for the Lakers on Feb. 11. He has played in only 10 games this year, averaging 7.6 points and 4.7 assists in 22.5 minutes. On Feb. 7, he had 19 points, five assists and four rebounds on his 40th birthday.
His struggles to come back from injury as his career is nearing an end are being documented in a documentary series called The Finish Line on Grantland. In the latest edition, Nash said that if Los Angeles releases him using the stretch provision in the offseason, "this is it."