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NBA Rumors: Lakers will piece together roster, wait for 2015 free agents


It appears as if Steve Nash will get one more opportunity to play NBA basketball with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Nash, who is likely out for the season, could potentially be an offseason casualty thanks to the stretch provision which would allow the Lakers to pay his near $10 million dollar contract over the course of three season.

But according to Kevin Ding of Bleacher Report, the Lakers aren’t likely to use the provision on Nash as they plan to piece together a roster and wait until the 2015 class of free agents which include Kevin Love, Rajon Rondo, LaMarcus Aldridge and more.

Everything goes out the window if LeBron James opts out of his Heat contract and is interested in the Lakers this summer, but otherwise the Lakers plan to piece a roster together again next season around Kobe Bryant and save their cap space for 2015 free agents such as Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge, Rajon Rondo, Marc Gasol and maybe James.

Might be another rough year for the Lakers, but Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Tags: Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers Steve Nash

  • hookedonnews

    Next season should be better because you’ll have players returning who are familiar with the system, and hopefully no repeat of the massive injuries of this season. Not expecting miracles, but when you have Kobe Bryant you always have a chance at a good season. A healthy Nash would also be helpful. Looking forward to seeing which players return and which college star will be added to the roster from the draft. There are a lot of great players who will be available in 2015/2016. No reason to believe that some of those guys won’t be coming to LA.