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But with the Lakers completing just over half of the 2014-15 season, has the organization felt frustrated about Nash’s persistent absence while he remains under contract for $9.8 million? “None at all,” Scott said. “From myself and Mitch and guys that have played in this league that had to retire, you know what you go through when you retire. I don’t think any of us feel there is any type of pressure to try to bring him back anytime soon.” Los Angeles Daily News

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The team announced that Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak’s 15-year-old daughter, Alina, died on Monday morning after dealing with a lengthy undisclosed illness. “We’re all hurt. It puts basketball in a different light. It’s not that important,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “We sat down as coaches this morning. There wasn’t a lot of words we said. As a parent, all of us who have kids and especially us fathers who have daughters, I can’t imagine being here and my daughter is not here. That’s not the way it’s supposed to happen.” Los Angeles Daily News

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Yet still, with this idea that one of the game's greatest winners might go out with a whimper seeming more likely every time a prospective teammate gets away, the always-cocksure Bryant somehow sees it differently. "I really do trust management," he reiterated to USA TODAY Sports. "I mean I really, really do. They'll get things turned around pretty quickly. I'm not really concerned about that." USA Today Sports

December 20, 2014 Updates

The Mavericks acquired Rondo from the Celtics for Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, Jameer Nelson, a 2015 first-round pick and a 2016 second-round pick. Meanwhile, a Lakers official downplayed reports the team had offered Steve Nash’s expiring $9.8 million contract and a first-round pick from Houston to Boston for Rondo. “We haven’t talked about anything as far as trades are concerned,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said about recent conversations he had with general manager Mitch Kupchak. “We talked about our players and how we can get them better.” Los Angeles Daily News

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