The injury brought Kobe Bryant right back to his own Achilles injury in April 2013. Bryant has almost returned to form, although he said he's still feeling some fatigue in his legs, leading to short shots and a change in some of his daily routines.
The Lakers were awarded a $4.85-million disabled player exception for Nash, who is out for the season with back issues. A number of players around the league fit into the exception -- though most are long shots.
On Wednesday, the Lakers fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 99-93. Though they competed against the top team in the Western Conference, they just weren't able to come through at the finish of another close game.
The young and injured Minnesota Timberwolves visited on Friday, and their late rally led to a 120-119 win over the Lakers. It was a chance for the Lakers to improve their record by beating a team with a losing record, but they lost focus late and dropped to the bottom of the Western Conference.
The Lakers aren't overflowing in talent and it may be some time before the team can successfully reload -- if that's possible under owner/executive Jim Buss.
Scott offered his players some tips on shooting but the biggest issue has been on the defensive end.