Steve Nash provides brief injury update

The Lakers receive the day off tomorrow, giving dinged up players such as Steve Nash more time to receive treatment and rest their injured body parts.

It sounds like he’ll need it.

The Lakers guard stopped briefly in the hallway when I asked him the latest on his left contusion in his left leg that left him sidelined during the Lakers’ 105-95 loss Friday to the Clippers at Staples Center.

Said Nash: “It’s about the same.”

The Lakers surely missed his presence. After all, Nash beats the alternative of having Steve Blake in the Lakers’ starting lineup. But through two regular season games, Nash has hardly shown what’s made him an elite point guard through 16 NBA seasons. As he’s tried to implement the revamped offense that includes elements of the Princeton system, Nash has only averaged 5.8 points on 48.7 percent shooting and 4.3 assists in 22.1 minutes.

Lakers Coach Mike Brown said before the game that Nash is considered day-to-day and would be reevaluated on Saturday.

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