"I'm getting very close to 100%," he said. "I think by the end of the next two or three weeks I should be 100% and still have a month or more to tighten it all up before the season starts."
The Lakers will play without Dwight Howard, who left the team as a free agent this summer for the Houston Rockets.
Some reports have indicated that Howard didn't feel supported by the Lakers organization. Nash has a different philosophy on his own role within a team.
"I've always just wanted an opportunity to play and compete. I've never really had that mind-set of not being supported," said Nash. "I feel like it's my job to support the club, to play well, to train hard, to be a positive influence and try to win as many games as you can for the fans and the club -- for putting faith in you."
Howard didn't seem comfortable on the court in Coach Mike D'Antoni's system. Nash attributed that less to the system and more to Howard's general comfort level with the Lakers.
"If he's not happy, if he's not excited to be there, I think that's going to play in everything that happens on the court," Nash said. "Ironically, Houston plays D'Antoni's system. He'll probably thrive in that system next year because he'll be more comfortable."
Without Howard, the Lakers will also fit D'Antoni's style better as a team, especially with roster additions like Nick Young, Wesley Johnson, Jordan Farmar and Chris Kaman.
The bigger question for the Lakers remains health, specifically Bryant's as he works his way back from a devastating injury.