The Lakers will once again be without their top two points guards in Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, as Steve Nash and Steve Blake will remain out with injuries, according to a report by Mike Trudell of Lakers.com.
Trudell reported that the team will increase Nash’s workouts from straight cardio work to agility drills and jogging, and see how he responds.
Blake, who has been out with an abdominal strain since Nov. 11, is still not ready to practice, let alone play in a game. It is unclear when either player will be back.
The good news is that Darius Morris and Chris Duhon have played well in the absence of Nash and Blake. Duhon has made nearly half of his threes coming off the bench, and is comfortable with the offense of coach Mike D’Antoni, who he played for in New York. Morris has also been solid as the starter.
Kobe Bryant, though, has essentially played the role of point guard, running the pick-and-roll with much effectiveness.