HoopsHype Steve Nash rumors

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By the end of the night, after seeing Nash do his thing for 19 minutes, if you didn't know that No. 10 for the Lakers was a 40-year old who has been ravaged by nerve damage in his back and hamstrings the last two years you would say L.A. had a promising backup point guard on its roster. Nash left the arena without speaking to reporters Friday, but his coach is making sure there will be at least one more encore performance. "I said this is not your last game," D’Antoni relayed after the Lakers' 107-95 loss to the Mavericks. "He said, 'OK.' So, we'll play him." ESPN.com

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Despite beating Phoenix on Sunday, the Lakers (25-48) are on pace to have the worst season in the franchise's 54-year Los Angeles era. Yet Nash still yearns to play, traveling to Vancouver to see his physiotherapist regularly and even coming off the bench in his last two appearances. "Next year is not guaranteed," Nash said, although his salary is. "You never know what will happen with my back and the situation with the team. I just want to play a little bit in case I don't get to play again." Arizona Republic

March 31, 2014 Updates

For financial reasons, the Lakers currently plan to keep him next season, The Times has learned, eating the remainder of his contract ($9.7 million) in one swoop instead of waiving him and spreading the money out over three years. It would give them more money to spend in the summers of 2015 and 2016, when they figure to be active players in the free-agent market amid such possible names as Kevin Love, LeBron James and Kevin Durant. Los Angeles Times

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Forget Shady Pines, when Steve Nash retires ... he'll be in the lap of luxury -- 'cause the L.A. Lakers star just dropped $4.8 million on a Manhattan Beach pad ... TMZ Sports has learned. Our real estate sources tell us ... Nash had been on the hunt for a permanent home on the West Coast -- somewhere he could settle down after his NBA career. Then he found a 4,175 square foot gem just 2 blocks from the sand. TMZ.com

March 22, 2014 Updates

Steve Nash: Can't sleep. Felt so good to play ball. Twitter

March 21, 2014 Updates

After five weeks on the sidelines, Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash is planning a return to the lineup on Friday night, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

March 20, 2014 Updates

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni opened the door for the chance that Steve Nash could return at some point this season after the veteran guard supposedly shut it down last week because of nerve root irritation in his back and hamstrings. "It's still a possibility," D'Antoni said Wednesday when asked if Nash could play at some point in the Lakers' final 15 games. "We have to see where he is physically. ... We'll have to see some practices and see how it goes." ESPN.com

Nash has not played since Feb. 11 when he exited just before halftime against the Utah Jazz. "We'll have to see," D'Antoni said. "Again, we’re just trying to get him totally healthy. You just don't want to send him out there and play him when he's not healthy. The last time we tried, if you remember, he didn't make it through a game. We can't have him start the game and then at halftime not be able to come out. We got to look and see and maybe try it in a couple practices and see if he can get 100 percent healthy, but right now he's not there." ESPN.com

March 15, 2014 Updates

It’s no secret that Dwight Howard and Kobe Bryant did not get along last season. Howard’s fun-loving personality and Bryant’s super-serious approach clashed during Howard’s lone season with the Los Angeles Lakers, and their teammates saw it coming a mile away. Lakers point guard Steve Nash knew right away that it wasn’t going to work out. From a Friday BS Report interview with Grantland’s Bill Simmons: For The Win

March 13, 2014 Updates

Steve Nash has appeared in just 10 games this season for the Los Angeles Lakers. The two-time MVP and future Hall of Famer has battled leg and back injuries all season, leading to widespread discussion among fans and media that he should hang it up. Nash doesn’t see it that way. In a new Grantland video documenting his recovery, he lays it out in simple terms: “The reality is, I’m not going to retire because I want the money.” For The Win

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