Gasol is looking to return on Tuesday as Nash aims to come back Christmas Day.
By L.A. TIMES FS West
Steve Nash, who participated in a light, noncontact practice, is aiming to play in the Lakers' Christmas Day game against the
New York Knicks, which would mean another two games without the veteran point guard. The Lakers lost Nash when he suffered a broken bone in his left leg in the second game of the season against the
Portland Trail Blazers. He has missed 23 games.
"I'm feeling well. I'm happy with the practice that I did today and how I felt," Gasol said. "We don't want to make the decision quite yet today, so we'll see tomorrow in the morning how I feel and decide then."
The Lakers went 3-5 without Gasol. With injuries to
Steve Blake (abdominal surgery), Jordan Hill (back), Nash and Gasol, along with a coaching change, the Lakers have struggled to an 11-14 record.
With reinforcements finally on the way, the Lakers are still just three games behind the sixth-place
Minnesota Timberwolves in the Western Conference.