Los Angeles Lakers Rumors: Steve Nash Back To Practicing Scrimmage Games At 100 Percent

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Sep 26, 2013 11:09 AM EDT
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Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) of Canada shoots the basketball over Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi of France during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Indiana March 15.(Photo : Reuters) "

The Los Angeles Lakers offseason have been focused around injuries with Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Steve Nash spending all offseason rehabbing from injuries.

Although most of the updates have been surrounded around the return of Bryant and Gasol, Nash has been relatively quiet throughout the offseason. Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak spoke to the media Tuesday and said Nash has been 100 percent for quite a while now:

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"Nash has been practicing and scrimmaging at 100% for about a month, month and a half now. We want to keep it at that level."

Nash's shooting and court management will help the Lakers in the long term, however, at 39 his body can't do everything at the level he once was. Kupchak is aware of this and is hoping to see a reduction in his minutes moving forward.

"We're not expecting 35 minutes a game for Steve" Kupchak said.

Nash will have time to rest with veteran Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake  as his backups, putting the Lakers in a much better position to keep his minutes down while he's healthy.

The health of the Lakers will be key to their success this season, and as long as Nash can stay at this level for the duration of the season, the Lakers will prove to be greater because of it.

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