Apr 8, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) acknowledges the crowd after passing Mark Jackson (not pictured) to move into third on the all-time NBA assist list in the second quarter against the Houston Rockets at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Steve Nash says he’s 3-4 weeks away from being healthy


Now two years into his three year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, Steve Nash has played in just 65 of 164 possible regular season games.

Riddled with injuries, Nash has been extremely limited even when on the court but the former Santa Clara product says he’s getting better and is only three to four weeks away from being ‘healthy’.

Steve Nash says he is 3-4 weeks from being healthy.

While that’s a nice suggestion, there’s little reason to believe Nash will ever be ‘healthy’ again at the NBA level as the game is simply too much of a grind. Nash has dealt with back problems dating to his tenure with the Phoenix Suns and they’ve only progressed with age, so expecting them to not resurface again is extremely unlikely.

Hopefully in that three to four week time span Nash will be healthy enough to enjoy life however as the two-time NBA MVP has been a hobbled mess for quite some time.

With one-year remaining on his contract, the Lakers could opt to use the ‘stretch provision’ to remove Nash from their salary cap but the team is not currently expected to do so.

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  • hookedonnews

    The back problems Nash had in Phoenix have nothing to do with what’s gone on in LA. That’s a congenital problem which has never kept him out of games. His problems the last 2 seasons are related to the broken leg and the nerve issues which resulted from it. He came back too soon at the beginning of this season and proved this spring that he can still play when he’s healthy. The question is how long he can sustain that, but he is in a much better place than he was at the end of last season.