HoopsHype Steve Nash rumors

October 20, 2014 Updates

In the days before LA acquired Nash, sources say, the point guard wanted to hear from Bryant that the Lakers' star was amenable to having Nash control the ball much of the time -- a key tenet of the D'Antoni offense from the Suns days. When Lakers brass asked Bryant to call Nash, Bryant failed to do so, saying he preferred that Nash call him. The pettiness took days to resolve and nearly scuttled the deal. ESPN.com

October 19, 2014 Updates
October 18, 2014 Updates

"I expected things to happen. It's inevitable with everything I've gone through that there's going to be issues adapting back to the game," Nash said before practice at the team's facility. "On the other hand, I did get through seven or eight hard days well, which I didn't do last year. So there is some improvement, and if I can adapt continually once I heal up here, I'll be back on course." Coach Byron Scott ruled out Nash for the Lakers' exhibition game Sunday against Utah. "I really don't know what the future holds for Steve right now," Scott said. "The one thing I do know, like I said, in talking to him, [is] he wants to play. He wants to play badly." ESPN.com

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October 13, 2014 Updates

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash asked out of Sunday night’s preseason game against the Golden State Warriors and did not return to the game. “We talked a little bit before the game, and he said he just wasn’t feeling quite right. But he wanted to play, he wanted to give it a try,” Lakers coach Byron Scott said. “After the first quarter he said, ‘Coach, you know what, I’m done.’ “I don’t know what’s really going on with him, but he said he didn’t feel quite right.” ESPN.com

October 12, 2014 Updates

Bryant is trying to return to top form, he is highly motivated by critics and those who doubt him. Nash is less concerned about those sorts of things. “For me, this is my last year of basketball, most likely,” Nash said. “So I’m not putting any pressure on myself other than to enjoy and to work as hard as I can. … To enjoy it for the last time is the goal.” Orange County Register

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