Jan. 30, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) and forward Pau Gasol against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Pau Gasol, Steve Nash Likely Done For Season


It’s been one impressively bad season, riddled with injuries and underwhelming performances. No Laker has played every game this season, and most of those on the roster have missed significant time, with the likes of Kent Bazemore, Xavier Henry and Kobe Bryant already ruled out for the season. Two more are likely to be added to that list, with Pau Gasol still battling vertigo and Steve Nash battling a myriad of injuries. Both are likely done for the season, and possible finished playing for the Lakers entirely.

 

Gasol has battled with symptoms of vertigo since he left at halftime against the Orlando Magic on March 23rd. While he did play against the Trail Blazers, he was largely ineffective and has not seen the court since. Gasol is still doing therapy to recuperate from his injury, but it’s unlikely he’ll be stable and healthy enough to make a return this season.

 

For Nash, he risked his health in order to pass Mark Jackson for 3rd all-time in assists. After being ruled out for the season at one point, Nash made not one surprising return, but numerous returns, culminating in last night’s game that saw him pass Jackson’s mark of 10,334 assists with a outlet to Jodie Meeks. Shortly thereafter, Nash was subbed out to a standing ovation from the Staples Center in what could be his final moment as a Laker.

 

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  • Marty Susman

    We NEED to somehow sign n trade Gasol so we get something for him and PLEASE gods of basketball, make Nash go away forever to another team with front office people as STUPID as the Lakers front office people who gave away a 1st round pick in 2015 for him plus…

    • hookedonnews

      Don’t think they’re looking to pick up salary in a deal like that (Gasol). I’m hearing that they want him back, but at a reduced salary. Nash isn’t going anywhere, so you might as well relax and hope he can stay on the court as much as possible. If you watch the games you know they’re a different team when he’s on the floor. Even on one leg the other night he turned the momentum around and kept them in the game. He’ll be gone after next season, and you can relax. He might have even been able to play beyond next season if he hadn’t broken his leg. But as the old saying goes, if if’s and but’s were candy & nuts we’d all have a Merry Christmas.