Are Jordan Farmar, Steve Blake Enough for Lakers to Cover for Aging Steve Nash?

This just in: Steve Nash is old. 

With age, comes restrictions. Minutes must be lessened for fear of injury and in extreme cases, entire games must be missed to preserve the body.

Nash, the oldest player in the NBA at 39, has hit that point. Per Lakers Nation's Serena Winters, he's already come to terms with missing some time this season:

His grasp on reality is great, because according to ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni may be prepared to begin operation Caution Tape right away:

Should Magic Mike choose to shelve Nash against the Golden State Warriors, the Lakers would be left with Jordan Farmar and Steve Blake to run point. And should this become a habit throughout the season, that's not going to change. 

"There will be a time for all of them," D’Antoni said of the point guard situation, according to the Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina. "It just depends who’s hot early. I’m sure all of them will get good runs."

Extended runs is more like it. Without Nash and Kobe Bryant, Blake and Farmar become Los Angeles' playmaking lifelines. For games at a time, they'll be Nash, sans the fascination with soccer.

Quite obviously, that's far from ideal. What we're waiting on is whether it's offensively debilitating, too.


Establishing The Workload

It always pays to know what you're dealing with.

When you're buying a car, you'd like to know it's been in seven separate accidents. When you're asking Lady Gaga on a date, it's great to know you have friends who will stop you. And when coming up with contingency plans for extra rest in the NBA, it's imperative you know how many games you'll need to cover.

Los Angeles plays 18 back-to-backs this season, seven of which come after the All-Star break. If Nash were to sit out t...

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