There’s no one more eager for Steve Nash’s return than Kobe Bryant.

The reasons are obvious.

“I won’t have to bring the ball up as much. I like facilitating, but I like to score a lot more,” Bryant said. “When he comes back, he’ll make my life a lot easier.”

It remains unclear when that will happen.

The Lakers plan to re-evaluate Nash’s fractured left leg sometime today.

Nash has yet to perform any running exercises. The guard also recently expressed doubts he’d play when the Lakers (7-7) host the Indiana Pacers (6-8) on Tuesday at Staples Center. It’s possible Bryant could find some relief since Steve Blake might play against Indiana after a lower abdominal strain kept him out for the past seven games.

– Reported by Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News