NBA Rumors: Steve Nash suspects he might be waived by Los Angeles Lakers in summer

Nov 5, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash (10) smiles to the crowd during the first half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are suffering through a lost season of pitfalls and injuries. One of the main reasons for all the frantic behind-the-scenes action has been the slew of injuries to the team’s point guards, including veteran Steve Nash. Since joining the Lakers a season ago, Nash’s game has declined significantly, so much so that he’s not batting an eye at the likelihood that he’ll be waived the first chance the Lakers get.

Nash doesn’t expect to be waived this season, and neither does anyone else given the nature of his guaranteed contract in 2013-14. But as for the future, Nash says his crystal ball is as broken has his body.

 Per ESPNLosAngeles:

“I don’t know all the technical possibilities but obviously know that nothing is guaranteed,” Nash said when asked about being a stretch provision candidate. “Obviously right now I have a guaranteed contract, but the future is totally in flux and anything is possible in the NBA and frankly with my health.”

Nash isn’t giving up on this season though and is currently eyeing a return to the lineup next month. His return will be welcomed by Lakers fans just looking to get a peek at the team they all thought they were getting when Nash signed. Kobe Bryant is out, Pau Gasol might be traded and Steve Nash is uncertain about his future with the team.

Not really what anyone was expecting.

Topics: Los Angeles Lakers, Steve Nash

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  • Marty Susman

    If he had class, he would retire based on medical needs and save the Lakers millions.

    • hookedonnews

      No one has ever accused Steve Nash of lacking class. If he took medical retirement they would still have to pay his salary. He’s hoping to come back and help the team. If he’s not able to do that this season he will probably retire on his own.

    • David Hazelton

      If you were going to lose millions would you give up a negotiated deal? It is so easy to say someone else should give up money , but this is his last paycheck when it is over. I am betting YOU would take every penny you could from the Lakers if it were YOU.

  • hookedonnews

    I don’t agree that his game has declined. It’s all a matter of being injured. He has said that his skills are the same, but you can’t play when you can’t walk without limping.

    • Marty Susman

      If he plays less then 10 games and retires because of his medical condition his salary is paid BUT b=next year it will NOT go against the
      lakers cap…It would allow them to pay other players more money…

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