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Why is Julius Randle not staring? Good question. Byron Scott isn't ready to lean on the rookies yet.
Kobe just arrived to the locker room. He's not playing but he's fine.
Kobe Bryant, Carlos Boozer and Jordan Hill are out for the Lakers. Ronnie Price, Ed Davis and Robert Sacre will start.
Outside the Lakers locker room at the MGM. http://t.co/hLBrophIPw
Byron still hasn't spoken with Nash but hopes the 40 yr old will take on a mentorship role around the team
Kobe, Boozer and Hill not playing tonight. Sacre and Ed Davis get the starts at C and PF vs. Sacramento.
Huge shoutout to @rosclod54 for giving up the @billoram handle. New hero.
Byron Scott on Nash's injury: "I don't get involved in that much. I might have stayed at a Holiday Inn last night, but I'm not a doctor."
For some context on how long ago (and to annoy Lakers fans about veto): When Nash, 32, won 2nd MVP, rookie Chris Paul had just turned 21.
Looking back to see my votes in Nash MVP years. 2005: Mine was lone vote for Duncan (Nash won over Shaq). 2006: Kobe (Nash won over LeBron).
Byron Scott: "Obviously it hurts. I think we feel more for Steve than anybody because I saw how hard this kid worked out all summer long."
The Lakers' home court at MGM Grand. http://t.co/lRyeiZd3uj
Jeremy Lin said his time in Houston taught him nothing is guaranteed. He wants to start but said he has no idea if he will with Nash out.
Lin: "One thing I’ve learned is nothing is guaranteed in this league, just because he’s out that doesn’t mean I’ll be playing a lot."
Scott hasn't talked to Nash yet. "When guys are making those types of decisions, you have to give them space and that’s what going to do."
Byron Scott on Steve Nash: "Unfortunately for me I didn’t get a chance to coach him... I’m going to miss out on that opportunity."
Ronnie Price will start for the Lakers tonight with Jeremy Lin coming off the bench. Byron Scott hasn't decided on opening night lineup yet.
I’ve always liked Chris Paul.
Lakers will apply for disabled player exception following Nash news. If granted, exception would be worth roughly $4.85 million.
Scott said he has not spoken with Nash. Said he prefers to let him come to grips with this reality first. "You need to give them some space"
Scott thought Nash's season would be like last year. Didn't see him missing the whole year. "I had no idea, I didn’t sense this whatsoever.”
Scott declined to talk Nash specifics: "I might have stayed at a Holiday Inn last night but I’m not a doctor." He actually stayed at the MGM
Byron Scott says Lakers are "probably going to have to look for another" point guard to bolster depth.
To clarify, Lin's not complaining about not starting. But he said his experience in Houston is preparing him for a backseat if necessary.
Don Mattingly will be the Dodgers' manager next season. http://t.co/iW4ZFjid2Q
Ronnie Price starts for Lakers tonight at PG. Lin, who will come off bench: "One thing I've leaned...nothing's guaranteed in this league."
This seriously blows my mind. http://t.co/RNxaWZjeON
Just realized in lines released YESTERDAY by @bovadalv the over/under on games played for Steve Nash was 51 1/2. Who got that action?
Large coffee in the lobby Starbucks of @renaissanceLV: $4.32. No wonder everyone goes home broke.
Mattingly's initial conversations with Friedman went well, source said. He cane away feeling Friedman liked "continuity"
Just a prediction, but if the Celtics waive Will Bynum, I can see the Lakers signing him.
Source close to Mattingly said he's "heard nothing from the Dodgers & doesn't anticipate hearing anything" beyond initial conversations ...
Dodgers source says Maddon news reported by Buster Olney has "nothing to do with us"
Andrew Friedman said Don Mattingly would manage the Dodgers next season last week. Then again, Joe Maddon wasn't available then.
Remember when Orlando swung and miss on the Grant Hill / T-Mac experiment. It happens to franchises.
In 2012, the Lakers swung for the fences on Dwight and Nash and missed. Thats why Lakers are now in rebuilding mode. Plain and simple.
I believe Peyton just told the fans of Denver they should buy a Buick. BK
Something doesn't quite fit here. http://t.co/Z8XnFaHqD9
... what roster decision they would make. Price/Ellington put Lakers at 15. Would have to waive Ellington before using exception.
Lakers presumably wll be granted disabled player exception, which they could sign or trade for a player making ~$4.85 million.Question is...
Steve Nash wasn't just a Hall of Fame player, he was a Hall of Fame person. One of the nicest guys ever. Bummed L.A. never got to see both.
Is this the end of Steve Nash's career? He announces he wont play this season, his 19th. A sad ending
While it's depressing today, it's less depressing to see Nash end it now than play this out over 82 games of can he play tonight? BK