For the second straight game, Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash started but could not finish, exiting at halftime Tuesday of a 96-79 loss to the Utah Jazz because of an ongoing nerve-root irritation in his left leg.
Steve Nash will play against the Utah Jazz on Tuesday after exiting the Los Angeles Lakers' 92-86 loss to the Chicago Bulls early on Sunday with nerve irritation in his left leg and tightness in his back.
The Los Angeles Lakers have three future Hall of Famers on their roster in Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Pau Gasol, but none of them will be in the lineup in the team's exhibition opener Saturday against the Golden State Warriors.
Devin Ebanks agreed to a one-year deal with the Lakers worth $1,085,000, according to his agent, David Bauman. The deal cannot be officially signed until Wednesday, when the NBA lifts its league-wide moratorium on new business.