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Rough start for Tyreke Evans: he's 1 of 5 from the field. Several mid-range jumpers have failed to go in.
Tyreke Evans already with two fouls with 1:55 remaining in first quarter.
For those asking about cap implications - Nash salary stays on - might be eligible for a medical exception - could be waived to open roster
Caron Butler hits his third shot in a row, and Brandon Jennings does the "call me" signal to the crowd
Kupchak: “..but unfortunately he simply hasn’t been able to get there up to this point in time.”
Jason Maxiell coming in. Surprised it took this long.
Definitely disappointed that Steve Nash is missing the season. Wanted to see him go down dishing and hustling. One of the good guys. HOF'er.
One of the luckiest sporting dodges in years: Raptors not ending up with Steve Nash
“We know how hard he’s worked the last two years to try to get his body right for the rigors of the NBA, and how badly he wants to play…”
No word yet on a Nash retirement, but hard to imagine he comes back from this.
Kupchak on Nash: “As disappointed as we are for ourselves and our fans, we’re even more disappointed for Steve”
Nash a model pro. If he decides to eventually become one, he'll be a hell of a coach.
Los Angeles Lakers press release on Steve Nash injury with quotes from Nash and team general manager Mitch Kupchak. http://t.co/1t8UN3GuMv
Eric Gordon back in at the 3:50 mark as Ryan Anderson checks in. Monty Williams hinted at this in pregame comments.
They're playing the song "You're Unbelievable" right now. Are they talking about this game?
End of an era. Tough to hear Nash done for the year and, one would expect, forever.
Nash: "I will continue to support my team during this period of rest, and will focus on my long-term health.”
Wow, Steve Nash is going to some great lengths just to avoid playing with Kobe.
Nash: “I work very hard to stay healthy and unfortunately my recent setback makes performing at full capacity difficult.”
Steve Nash: “Being on the court this season has been my top priority and it is disappointing to not be able to do that right now,”
Mitch: “We know how hard he’s worked the last two years to try to get his body right for the rigors of the NBA"
He's had it for years, slowly getting worse, to a point now it's hard to conceive of it even being able to be worse. Don't mess with a back.
Tough news about Nash. Was rooting for him.
Mitch Kupchak in statement: "“As disappointed as we are for ourselves and our fans, we’re even more disappointed for Steve."
Lakers gave Steve Nash a three-year, $27M contract. He will end up playing 65 games for them.
It's 6-4 Pelicans with under 5 minutes left in the first quarter. It really is.
Brett Brown just called a timeout. Ref asked "full or 20?" Brown gave him a look like "I have way to much to teach." Full
If Josh Smith speaks a foreign tongue, I'm guessing it's called negative body language.
Steve Nash got absolutely everything out of his body & physical/mental gifts. A great player, and a better person. All aces.
Broncos sticking with Peyton Manning at QB tonight
Sixers want to stop inside first defensively. That leads to open threes. Detroit is 8-for-14 so far.
Tough blow for Steve Nash... Will miss entire season to nerve issues in his back.
"...I will continue to support my team during this period of rest, and will focus on my long-term health.”
More Nash: "I work very hard to stay healthy and unfortunately my recent setback makes performing at full capacity difficult..."
Steve Nash is reportedly out for the season with ongoing back issues. Sad. His body is just used up.
Nash in statement: "“Being on the court this season has been my top priority and it is disappointing to not be able to do that right now."
Lakers just announced that Steve Nash is out for the season, meaning his Hall of Fame career is likely over.
My girlfriend's dad has nerve damage in his back. He lays on his face all day every day.
Statements from Nash and Kupchak http://t.co/BQcC6nYIT2
Bochy on Lincecum: "He could play a bigger role now - if he's healthy."
Statement from Lakers, Steve Nash and Mitch Kupchak: http://t.co/BcJel0qpy8
Well this sucks http://t.co/DINGrinxuz
Those picking up Jeremy Lin in fantasy right now disgust me. Let's have a moment of silence for Steve Nash, please.
Lakers announce Steve Nash is out for the season, effectively ending the 40-year-old's career.
Eric Gordon subbed out at 6:38 of 1st qtr for Luke Babbitt. Monty said in pregame he wants to see Gordon more with reserves, incl. Anderson
My NBA childhood is almost gone. All that's left are Kobe, Garnett, Pierce, and Duncan.
Steve Nash out for season with nerve damage in back http://t.co/JsKeitVEJG
Bochy on Strickland: "I was proud of how he owned his actions after the game."
Noel with a block on Drummond jumper attempt. He looks good tonight
It’s been decided that Steve Nash will be out for the season due to a recurring back injury. http://t.co/XEQ6gbkG7z
This should be it for Nash, who will be 41 in February. Father time is a real jerk.
Seems unfathomable that Steve Nash would come back from this, but I'm told he has not made a decision on retirement.
Officials never call the clear-out offensive foul on left handed players for some reason..
That Nash story was from10 days ago. He spoke openly about the possibility of not making it back
AD is a beast. But I doubt he can pass Steph at this stage. No playoffs resume.
Looking closely at it - I think the most the Lakers would get in a disabled player exception for Nash is $4.85 mil - half his salary
No Ronald Roberts or Casper Ware yet for Sixers. Might not be a good sign for them making team
Nash hasn't determined whether he will retire, according to a person familiar with the situation. He'll figure that out at some point soon.
I don't know whether I believed it. Still don't. But anyway, he was a near-perfect offensive point guard.
Former Pelicans small forward Al-Farouq Aminu starting tonight for Mavericks.
Kemba Walker is sitting out, but he can't be too hurt. He's dribbling around in second-half warmups.
D'Antoni's brother once told me Nash could sprint across a room, jump into the air, and land balanced on an exercise ball. Crazy.
It's never pretty when it ends for the greats. Nash was so much fun. I'll never forget how much he wanted it.
Steve Nash will miss the entire season for the Lakers with recurring nerve damage to his back according to Bleacher Report and the LA Times.
When the season starts all those Philly DNP's will read "DNP-tanking" http://t.co/WQYGAci7MJ
Injuries suck, man.
Bare with us tonight on in-game updates. Communications/internet very slow.
Eric Gordon scores the Pelicans' opening points.
Jazz coach Quin Snyder recently talked about his respect for Steve Nash, who will reportedly miss the season. Snyder: http://t.co/YlakRfJvFg
Eric Gordon is starting tonight, although Monty Williams said he wants to see him work with second unit.
Nash's salary - if medically retired - would come off the books a year from last game played - which was 4/8/14
Likely? Probably not.
If they could - which hinges on how they can establish when this happened - there's a possibility of a dredge of cap room.
I mean, the dude would rotate his hips one way, drive by his man the other, lick his fingers, fix his hair, then slide a perfect bounce pass
Nash's injury opens up most of the point guard minutes for newcomer Jeremy Lin. Ronnie Price seems likely to assume the backup role.
Noel playing a lot of higher post on offense tonight. Brown likes his passing skills. That gets ball in his hands more
Obviously if Nash retires - he opens a roster spot - because he's retired - but until that moment (or buyout/trade) - on roster.
1) Should've kept Kendall Marshall. 2) Sad face, 3) Would be intrigued to know if the Lakers could get a medical retirement at some point.
Ronnie Price, Lakers starting point god.
So Steve Nash ruled out for season with nerve issues. Waiting for someone to say it's because he didn't want to play with Kobe. Great career
Lakers could use a point guard - rule of thumb - teams always need 3 pg - unless team thinks Ellington/Clarkson can handle it (iffy at best)
Damn. Nash. I've rarely enjoyed watching anyone play basketball more than him in his prime.
I'm going to dedicate the next bag of ketchup chips I eat to the basketball legacy of Steve Nash.
Great Valley 1, Garnet Valley 0. The Patriots' Courtney Stevens puts home a left-footed shot from the 6-yard box in the 44th minute.
Meanwhile - Steve Nash takes up a roster spot
Spencer Dinwiddie not shy, but not hunting for shots. He'll only play 15-20 mins, so he'll make the most of his opportunities. Every one
If Nash is traded - and then retires - then no, his $ does not come off incoming team's books in April because existing issue
If Nash officially retires because of medical issue - and NBA signs off - his $ comes off Lakers books in April - doesn't really help much
Lakers may be able to apply for a disabled player exception for Nash - up to $5.3 mil - TBD
Note: If Lakers trade Nash - incoming team cannot get a disabled player exception for his injury
Man, whatever the Phoenix Suns are giving people, I want some. Steve Nash broke down the moment he left the desert
Good looking quarter for Sixers. Only 2 turnovers, 11-21 from floor. Down 34-28
Greg Monroe walks over to scorer's table: "He's not shy, is he?" referring to Dinwiddie.
Does the injury-plagued stagger to the finish of his career change how you feel about Steve Nash? Tough to see him go out like this.
As frustrating as the last few years have been for Steve Nash, his career has been remarkable. Extracted every ounce of talent from him.
Feels like I won the lottery when the flight attendant leaves the can with me after filling up my drink.
They gave Dinwiddie an assist on the Butler basket, so make that two assists.
Dinwiddie with another triple...looks very comfortable out there. But then again, I would against the 76ers
Feel bad for Steve Nash.... Guy who has always worked hard to be in shape, but Father Time comes for us all....then again, $10M helps soothe
Dinwiddie for 3. Splash. 32-26. 2-2, both 3s, 6 points, 1 assist, 4 minutes.
Pacers lead now at 21. One bright spot for Hornets: MKG is 4-of-4 from the field.
Steve Nash out for the entire year...when you hurt yourself carrying your bags, it's time to think about life after basketball.
Wow, Steve Nash out for the year. Lakers, Lakers, Lakers. Ugh.
Monty Williams said he wants to see Eric Gordon work with the second unit, particularly with Ryan Anderson.
Plenty of internet problems at Centurylink Arena tonight.
Steve Nash :-(
Seems a showcase game for bubble players for Sixers: Johnson, Gordon getting lots of early minutes
The cab line at O'Hare right now is almost as long as the one in Vegas usually is. An impressive display.
Dinwiddie drives and draws, kicks to Drummond for the dunk and foul, chance at a three-point play.
Dinwiddie enters the game, hits a corner three, then dishes to Drummond for a dunk and-one
Show's over. http://t.co/a2Oz0oAnEc
"Elfrid and Aaron, they're both very good players... They have great potential... They both put a lot of work in," Nik Vucevic told us.
Bombs over Baghdad. The Pistons are 4-for-7 on three-pointers.
NBA's emphasis on moving screens this season is evident. Players must adjust.
This game is a track meet so far. Fun to watch as both teams running well. Nothing sloppy. Sixers down 16-12
"Rob (Hennigan), he's a guy who brought me here... believed in me... believes I can become a very good center in the league," Vucevic said.
Pacers forward Samjan Rudez just threw a no-look pass to....well, I guess Steve Clifford.
Just filed a story on the Hoyas Josh Smith. He owned up to last season's mistakes. He also owned to his awkward summer job.
That move may become vintage Nerlens: power dribble to the left from 10-feet out for layup. Quick and strong move
Hornets giving up 58 percent shooting and have six turnovers to Pacers' two. Not Steve Clifford ball at all.
That's what Sixers want: block by Nerlens, leads to fast break basket
Pacers pull out to a 36-18 lead, shooting 56 percent. Hornets defense just not sharp this preseason.
The view from courtside tonight. The last time. :) http://t.co/7vZzaQxxmK
How shorthanded are the Hornets? Justin Cobbs playing point 2nd quarter because Clifford needs Pargo at shooting guard.
Elfrid Payton is definitely going to win Hair Rookie of the Year.
CX: End of first: Pacers 28, Hornets 18
And let's not forget the '10 team with four NBA guys and five very solid role players. They finished 6th in the Big 12.
Just a guess, but wouldn't be surprised if claiming Eddie means Erik Murphy opted not to play for Maine. We'll see.
"I will always put my trust in Rick Carlisle. He's one of the best Xs and Os type of coach that this league has seen." - TNT's Reggie Miller
The '06 Elite Eight team went eight deep with three NBA guys. '03, '08 teams were loaded, too. This group has potential, but let's chill.
Luis Scola has 11 points in 10 minutes on 5-of-7 shooting for Pacers. Williams and Zeller have both struggled to guard him.
Going to run errands -- text me if Bill Simmons and Doc yell at each other.
Luis Scola keeps driving on Cody Zeller. He's trying to guard without fouling.
Why is Jalen Rose holding a baseball bat?
Sixers and Pistons have exact same warmups, except for team name
There are some SERIOUSLY passionate Lin fans who are very angry that Jeremy Lin is not starting - didn't quite grasp the scope til now
Don't know if Duncan-Parker-Manu is the best Big Three ever. Probably not. But their talent/ego ratio will never be matched, I'm sure.
Christapher Johnson is starting.
Luc Longley slander from JVG
Wroten, Chris Johnson, Sums, Noel and Thompson your Sixers starters tonight here in Detroit
Gary Neal draws two fouls in same possession from C.J. Miles.
Jeff Van Gundy just said he thinks the Clippers are going to win the title this year.
MKG swishing that jump shot. All hail Mark Price.
Not that you should, under any circumstance, have any expectations for Marquis Teague if he comes here. But, he's better than Casper Ware.