Mar 28, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) looks on during the second half against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Timberwolves won 143-107. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers plan to keep Steve Nash, Kendall Marshall


The Los Angeles Lakers will enter unfamiliar territory when they attend the NBA lottery in the coming months, but their roster for the 2014-15 season won’t drastically change – at least not in regards to their backcourt.

According to the Los Angeles Times, both point guards Steve Nash and Kendall Marshall will be back with the Lakers next season.

What will happen with Steve Nash, who won two NBA most-valuable-player awards in Phoenix under D’Antoni? And what of Kendall Marshall, a first-round bust of the Suns who found plenty of playing time with the Lakers?

The answers in quick succession as of now — undetermined, staying and staying.

The ‘undetermined’ answer was in regards to head coach Mike D’Antoni, while both Nash and Marshall are expected to remain on the roster next season.

Marshall was struggling to find an NBA job, so remaining with the Lakers isn’t exactly a shock though there was some question as to what the Lakers would do with Steve Nash. The team has until August 31st to use the strech provision on him, allowing them to distribute his salary into smaller increments over the next few seasons but that appears unlikely moving forward.

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  • Marty Susman

    Marshall staying makes perfect sense, BUT Nash is laughable…Get rid of him, it was never a smart move & it is silly to keep him now…