Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
Even with Steve Nash, the Lakers have been struggling.
Now that they are without their veteran point guard for at least a week (Nash has a fracture in his left leg, as reported by ESPN.com), the Lakers' 2012-13 season has taken another significant hit.
There are two major issues with Nash's injury. First, it's concerning when an aging player goes down without making contact with another player. Nash isn't getting any younger, and suffering an injury so early on in the season could have a significant impact on how productive he is over the next few months.
What's more concerning is that even if he is out for just one week, the Lakers will lose that time in regards to building chemistry among their star players.
That's something the Lakers don't want or need right now.