OKLAHOMA CITY -- The look on Coach Mike D'Antoni's face said it all while Steve Nash took part in an individual workout Thursday morning.
"He's not going to play," D'Antoni said glumly. "It doesn't make any sense for him to come back for 15 games, whatever."
Nash is done for this season, one day after the Lakers officially terminated the chances of Kobe Bryant coming back before their April 16 regular-season finale. The Lakers (22-42) have 18 games remaining, including Thursday at Oklahoma City.
Nash averaged 7.6 points and 4.7 assists in 10 games this season. He was bothered throughout by persistent nerve damage in his back, his lone highlight a 19-point, five-assist game against Philadelphia last month on his 40th birthday.