The Los Angeles Lakers’ (16-31) will look drastically different tonight than it recently has.
Steven Nash and Steve Blake are both set to return and start tonight for the Lakers, as they are on the road to face the Minnesota Timberwolves (23-24).
Kendall Marshall, who leads the team with 9.6 assists and Wesley Johnson will be sent to the bench.
Ryan Kelly, Jodie Meeks and Robert Sacre (filling in for the injured Pau Gasol) will round out the starting five.
Nash, 39, has put up 6.7 points and 4.8 assists in just six games this season. Blake started 21 games and was averaging 9.8 points and a career hight 7.7 assists a game before suffering an elbow injury.
Jordan Farmar is set to return tomorrow against the Cleveland Cavaliers while Nash rests on the second night of a back to back.
Kobe Bryant is still out for the Lakers with a knee injury. He isn’t expected back till after the All-Star break.