When Steve Nash was dealt to Los Angeles last summer, minds ran wild with the possibilities of a Kobe Bryant-Nash led Lakers back court. However, as is the case currently, neither player has remained healthy enough for the duo to truly show their potential partnership.
Tuesday, both were on the practice court together for one of the first times this year, with Bryant nearing closer to a return from his Achilles injury. By all accounts, Bryant looked impressive in the limited action seen by media reporters.
Bryant is nearing closer and closer to a return. The odds of him playing Friday in Sacramento seem to be growing. On the opposite end of the spectrum, who practiced briefly today prior to the session being opened to the media.
Steve Nash is coming back (slowly) from a nerve issue in his back that led to him receiving an epidural and being sidelined for multiple weeks and counting.
The Lakers next play Friday in Sacramento. Neither player’s official status will be known until Thursday, at the earliest.