Erin Weaver
Saturday December 22nd, 2012

Steve Nash is a game-time decision for Saturday (Brett Deering/Getty Images) Steve Nash is a game-time decision for Saturday (Brett Deering/Getty Images)

The Lakers' missing point guard could be back on Saturday. While he's not definitely in game shape, Nash has promised he would be back on the court at least by Christmas Day.  He fully participated in practice on Thursday and Friday, and will be a game-time decision on Saturday.

The Lakers could definitely use Nash back, as the system Mike D'Antoni wants is weak with Chris Duhon and Darius Morris running the offense. Pau Gasol is also likely to return soon, making Nash's return even better news for the Lakers.

[tweet https://twitter.com/LakersReporter/status/282218556949680129] [tweet https://twitter.com/mcten/status/282239382059089920]

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.