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Steve Nash exited the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Chicago Bulls Sunday and did not return because of nerve irritation in his left leg. Nash will be re-evaluated Monday and was held out of the final portion of the game "as a precaution," according to the team. The Bulls won, 92-86. Nash received contact to his left leg as he turned the ball over with 9:18 remaining in the third quarter. The contact was near the same spot where he suffered a fracture in the leg last season. He stayed in the game until there was 5:00 remaining in the quarter and went straight to the locker room. ESPN.com

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Of those out there, Nash could be the first to return. With his 40th birthday eight days away, Nash is targeting Tuesday in Minnesota as a possible return after spending 12 days in British Columbia (while the Lakers were on the road) working with his personal trainer. Nash, who ruled out returning Friday against Charlotte, has not played since Nov. 10 against the Timberwolves because of nerve irritation in his back. “This is the toughest thing I’ve been through in my career,” Nash said. “I came to L.A. with nothing but the highest hopes and expectations, and it’s been nothing but personal disappointment.” Orange County Register

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Janis Carr: Nash also said that he isnt playing Fri vs. Char "I havent practiced in 2 1/2 months" Thinks Tuesday might be a possibility. Twitter @janiscarr

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Nash said the tweak, unrelated to the nerve irritation, is “fine” and he intends to go through Lakers practice Thursday, though he doesn’t expect to play Friday night against the Charlotte Bobcats, the Lakers’ last game before that trip to Minnesota, Cleveland and Philadelphia begins next Tuesday. Given that primary villain Dwight Howard is gone, Nash and Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni have been left to bear the brunt of the blame for how far the team fell short of the epic expectations last season before this dead-end season. Plenty of Lakers fans just hope Nash retires, refunding the Lakers the money they still owe him next season. Even if Nash doesn’t, the Lakers can waive Nash this offseason via the stretch provision in the collective bargaining agreement and lower their salary-cap number that way. Bleacher Report

Nash truly wants to keep playing if his body will allow it, and after months of depressing updates on his health, he finally could say Monday it feels “great” to have hope again. “Just to have a chance maybe to play is awesome,” Nash said. “I’ve put in so much work over the last nine months, really. I’m hoping to get out there.” Bleacher Report

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