The Los Angeles Lakers had a decision to make regarding point guard Steve Nash this offseason. They could have used the stretch provision which would have allowed them to cut the two-time MVP point guard and spread out the remaining $10 million dollars on his contract over the course of the next few seasons.
Instead, the Los Angeles Lakers decided to do nothing and will likely allow Steve Nash to walk at season end, that is assuming they don’t trade him and his expiring contract.
Of course, there’s always the small possability that Nash might actually be healthy enough to produce and according to the point guard himself, he’s feeling ‘great’.
“I feel great right now. I’ve been able to be pretty much go without limitations as far as my training,” Nash told InsideSoCal.com. “I’m obviously not trying to overdo it so I can allow that nerve to settle down perhaps and be less irritating. It has worked so far, but I would hate to say this is where it will be like once I join the rigors of an NBA schedule.”
While Nash might feel great right now, we’ve heard him state that he’s felt pretty good before only to struggle with injury during the season. So, such talk from Nash needs to be taken with a grain of salt. That said, a healthy Nash would have the Lakers feeling much better about a potential playoff birth this season so Los Angeles fans are likely crossing their fingers that Nash stays healthy moving forward.