Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash planned to return to the lineup on Friday night against the Washington Wizards, according to Yahoo Sports.
Nash has been out for more than five weeks. He has been dealing with nerve damage in his back and hamstring injuries all season. He last played Feb. 11.
The Lakers plan to use Nash as a backup to Kendall Marshall. The banged-up team is thin at point guard. Nash, 40, is averaging 7.6 points and 4.7 assists in 10 games this season.
---The Cleveland Cavaliers signed guard Seth Curry to a 10-day contract and released forward Shane Edwards from his 10-day contract on Friday.
Curry averaged 19.4 points, 5.9 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 35.2 minutes in 36 games (35 starts) for the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA Development League this season.
Curry was originally signed by the Golden State Warriors in August 2013 as an undrafted free agent out of Duke. After the Warriors waived him Oct. 25, he was signed by the Memphis Grizzlies in December and waived in January. He played one game for Memphis.
---The Charlotte Bobcats signed forward D.J. White to a 10-day contract on Friday.
White, who is in his sixth NBA season, has career averages of 6.0 points and 3.2 rebounds in 132 games played with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Bobcats and Boston Celtics.
White spent 1 1/2 seasons with the Bobcats after joining the team via trade from the Thunder on Feb. 24, 2011. He played 82 games, averaging 7.3 points on 50.4 percent shooting and 3.8 rebounds in 19.1 minutes. He spent part of 2013 with the Celtics.