HoopsHype Steve Nash rumors

July 28, 2014 Updates
July 27, 2014 Updates

And, of course, Nash, might be a reserve. The Lakers would have waived him had they signed Anthony and Gasol, but now they'll eat the final year of his contract in one $9.7-million chunk instead of spreading it out over three years and taking up precious cap space in the summers of 2015 and 2016. Los Angeles Times

July 22, 2014 Updates
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Steve Nash: "Andrew (Wiggins) has shown a lot of interest and right now he not only has a lot of attention on him after a phenomenally trying last year, but his team is also really concerned about him and what he does and what he doesn't. But Andrew has shown interest and the Cavs have shown interest (in him playing for Canada). There's a chance he could be here this summer. I know he wants to be here but right now he has to fulfill his obligations to his (NBA) team." HoopsAddict.com

July 11, 2014 Updates

Mike Bresnahan: I'm told the Lakers keep Nash for now. They have until September to decide whether to waive him and stretch his $9.7-mill salary over 3 yrs Twitter @Mike_Bresnahan

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A source said the Bulls would hope to engage the Lakers in sign-and-trade possibilities should they get a verbal commitment from Gasol. The Bulls would dangle the expiring $16.8 million contract of Carlos Boozer and likely would have to include sweeteners, possibly in the form of draft picks. Steve Nash has an expiring deal the Lakers have shopped in the past. Chicago Tribune

June 25, 2014 Updates

Steve Nash has one year remaining on his contract with the Lakers, and has been very honest about his reasons for wanting to try to play next season, despite his recent lingering health issues. But when his playing days are finished, might he have a similar interest in pursuing a career in coaching? “Not really,” Nash said Monday, on a conference call with reporters to promote his annual charity soccer game, which will take place in New York on Wednesday. “I’m not necessarily interested in coaching at this point in my life. I would never say never, but it’s not on my radar right now.” NBCSports.com

June 24, 2014 Updates

Should the Lakers look to trade Steve Nash before his final season of a three-year, $27-million contract, the veteran point guard would receive a 15% trade bonus. Nash is set to earn $9.7 million for the 2014-15 season — a trade would land him an additional $1.5 million ($11.2 million in total salary). It would be the Lakers' responsibility to pay the 40-year old guard's bonus, not Nash's new team. Los Angeles Times

June 23, 2014 Updates

And things could really get interesting if the Lakers can find a way to package Nash with the No. 7 pick in a deal -- likely after July 1 -- that doesn't return any salary (say for a future draft pick or a veteran on a non-guaranteed deal) so they clear between $11 and $12 million in salary for this free-agent summer, giving them over $30 million in cap space to work with. That's enough so that if two of this year's superstar free agents -- LeBron, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, etc. -- each took a little less ($15-16 million each) and wanted to play together and alongside Kobe Bryant, they could form a pretty hellacious threesome. It's also plenty of money with which to woo one superstar on a max deal and player in the $10-12 million range, like Luol Deng, or re-sign Pau Gasol. ESPN.com

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So as a Canadian who's long lived in the U.S., who are you pulling for there? Steve Nash: My family's English, so I've always rooted for England. Then secondarily, I'm looking for Brazil. I love how they play. I love Neymar. I'd love to seem them win it in Brazil. Especially with all the protest and everything, I'd really love to see them do well in their home country. Mashable

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Nash's stance is the opposite of that of fellow future Hall of Fame backcourt mate Kobe Bryant, who already has publicly pined for a seat at the table when it comes to deciding who will be roaming the sidelines for L.A. next season. Nash, entering his 19th and presumably final season in the fall, said he would not seek out general manager Mitch Kupchak as the Lakers continue to conduct interviews. "I'm completely happy to have a conversation," Nash said. "But I'm also fine having nothing to do with it." ESPN.com

May 29, 2014 Updates

Steve Nash says he will accept whoever the Los Angeles Lakers hire to be their next coach and does not intend to influence the search process. "No kind of front-runner," Nash told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Thursday when asked about the current coaching candidate pool while on the set of NBA TV's upcoming documentary "The84Draft," for which Nash is the narrator. "To be honest, I've tried to get away and clear my mind, and hopefully clearing my mind will help my body. So I'm kind of just sitting back and not getting involved in the process -- even emotionally -- and just waiting to see what they decide." ESPN.com

May 25, 2014 Updates

If we drafted a blueprint of everything a professional athlete should be to his family, his team, his community and his world, Steve Nash would be that guy. But how to best tell that story when the subject in question — one named by Time Magazine in 2006 as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World — breaks so many of the stereotypes associated with the professional athlete? “I guess, at the onset of the film, we were struggling a bit because in documentaries there is always some drama,” says Hamilton, the film’s producer, who began work on the movie in 2010 with co-director Corey Ogilvie. “But that is something that we never had with Steve. He’s a pretty nice guy. “Then the lightbulb went on for us. Why were we trying to find some kind of drama in a guy’s life, when there wasn’t any? He is the anomaly. He is the quintessential athlete who is doing it on his own terms.” The Province

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