The Los Angeles Lakers paid a small ransom to bring Steve Nash to Southern California when they acquired him from the Phoenix Suns two years ago, but it’s possible that relationship is already on the fritz.
According to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld, the Lakers could be entertaining the thought of trading Nash with the Toronto Raptors as a potential landing spot:
Steve Nash is another vet who may be traded this year. I’ve heard Toronto as a possible landing spot for Nash from multiple league sources.
Nash only has one year left on his deal, just over $9 million and would be returning to his native Canada, a place he has expressed a desire to play. It would get the Lakers out of Nash’s contract and lingering injury problems will potentially getting a solid asset in return, if such a move was to go down.
Of course, it’s nothing more than a rumor at this point but it’s a deal that does make some sense for both teams – though it’s doubtful anything would get done prior to February’s trade deadline.