The 2012-13 season can now begin for the 12-14 Los Angeles Lakers. There are multiple reports that Steve Nash will start Saturday night against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena.
Nash will be returning from his fractured leg injury after missing 24 consecutive games. He has played in only two regular season games as a Laker and put up just 6.5 points and 5.8 assists per 36 minutes. Since it is such a small sample size of about 50 minutes, I am confident that Nash will be a huge help for this Lakers team.
Entering Saturday’s games, the Lakers are the only current non-playoff team to have a positive scoring differential. While the Lakers may struggle a little to bring Nash back into the fold, this team is on the rise. The Lakers look to extend their longest winning streak of the season to four straight games on Saturday. While it may not show tonight, Nash’s strong ball handling, passing, scoring and leadership will greatly benefit the Lakers in the long run.