Pacific Notes: Lakers, Nash, Blake, Suns

The Lakers are off until Friday night, but when they return to action, they could be with the services of Kobe Bryant.  At this point, it’s possible that Bryant will be playing with a limit on his minutes, though coach Mike D’Antoni isn’t certain of that yet.  Here’s more on the Lakers and other notes out of the Pacific..

  • The Lakers are going to wait and see what Steve Nash has to offer in practice this week before deciding on what to do, if anything, for a backup to Steve Blake, tweets Eric Pincus of the Los Angeles Times.  Ex-Lakers Darius Morris and Chris Duhon may not be sexy options, but Pincus notes that they are both free agents and could probably be inked to non-guaranteed deals (link).
  • The Suns are off to a hot start despite starting the year with nine new faces, but they’re not satisfied with their 9-8 mark, writes NBA.com’s Matt Petersen.
  • Nick Young has been thriving with the Lakers this season, writes Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.  Young had a reputation as a chucker when he was with Washington, but he has grown up and adjusted his game to meet L.A.’s needs.

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