Nash: Effort Will Help Howard, Gasol Coexist
Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash doesn’t have an X’s and O’s answer for the optimum way for the injured Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol and center Dwight Howard to play together, but he does believe they can both figure it out by putting in the effort.
“I don’t know what the best way is to make them play together, but I know one thing is that they both got to just play hard and believe and not worry about, ‘Hey, how can we make this work,’” Nash said. “We just got to fight and scrap and on defense, use their length and athleticism and on offense, we all got to just be unselfish and sacrifice and make plays for each other regardless of where we are on the floor.”
Nash also said that it will be part of his responsibility as a point guard to get Gasol going when the big men do get back in the lineup. Gasol is averaging career lows in both points per game (12.1) and shooting percentage (41.6 percent) this season.
“I’m going to try to get Pau involved,” Nash said.