Don't expect Nash, who turns 40 on Friday, to play 48 minutes. He'll play the first five to eight minutes and then sit until the third quarter starts, Lakers Coach
That's fine with Nash, who has been sidelined since Nov. 10 because of nerve damage in his back.
"I'm open. I don't know what the best plan is," Nash said after the team's shoot-around. "I'm kind of just letting Gary [Vitti] and Mike piece together what they think might be the best opportunity. We'll see how it goes."
Blake will be the shooting guard when on the floor with Nash.
Vitti is the Lakers' longtime trainer. Nash will not play Wednesday against Cleveland because it is a back-to-back situation.
Blake has been out since Dec. 10 because of a torn elbow ligament. He says there is still pain when he snaps his right arm while shooting but he will not need surgery after this season.
D'Antoni said he spoke to Marshall about heading back to reserve status.
"He's fine. He's good," D'Antoni said.
The Lakers will keep
"We're small but we'll try to get away with it for a while," D'Antoni said. "We're just kind of hunting and pecking right now."
Blake was averaging 9.8 points and 7.7 assists when he was injured. Nash averaged 6.7 points and 4.8 assists in only six games this season.
The Lakers (16-31) have lost six consecutive games.