If you thought nothing else could go wrong for the Los Angeles Lakers, think again. If you didn’t know, Steve Nash is still on the Lakers, he was supposed to be part of that unstoppable team from last season that fell flat on their faces. Dwight left, Kobe got hurt but Nash is still there. Kinda.
Nash is still not 100 percent like the Lakers were hoping he’d be. Pau Gasol and Nash, himself, addressed the issue:
[via ESPN LA]
“Steve hasn’t been able to complete a practice yet, so that’s the bigger issue,” Gasol said of Nash, who is averaging just 3.5 points and 3.5 assists in 16.7 minutes per game in the preseason, sitting out one of the exhibition games altogether. “I’m a little bit concerned because I want him to be healthy, I want him to play. I want him to play and I want him to do well. I want him to help us. I hope that he can.” …
“It’s a different stage in my career,” Nash said. “I used to be able to get out, run up and down and feel like a world-beater every day, and now I have to try and get myself into some sort of form to try and execute for my team. It’s a different frame of mind. It’s a different challenge, but like I said, I’m up for it. I’m positive about it, I feel optimistic, I’m inspired by my teammates and I’m going to keep pushing through.”
I’m sure Nash will have some sort of role on this team, he just won’t get the minutes of a normal starter. There might even be times when he doesn’t start this season. It just all depends on his health, which right now is bleak at best.
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