Nash's Health A Concern For Lakers
You can say whatever you want about last seasons ill-fated version of the star-studded Lakers, but the reality is that injuries completely decimated an otherwise talented team that would have, at the very least, contended to make a run deep into the postseason.
This years squad has a much slimmer margin for error, given the uncertain status of Kobe Bryant to start the season and the lower level of overall talent present on the roster.
The lingering health issues of two-time MVP Steve Nash is also going to be a problem for the Lakers, as according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN Los Angeles:
"With the regular season set to tip off in less than a week, some of Nashs teammates are starting to wonder when, or even if, theyll have the full services of the surefire Hall of Famer in their lineup this season."
No one is questioning Nashs work ethic or desire to get back on the court in a full capacity at age 39, but the fact that its a constant struggle while were still in the preseason doesnt bode well for his 82-game campaign thats set to begin next week.