Steve Nash Discussion: Retiring; Lakers Disabled Exception

Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby therealdeal on Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:27 pm

If he's forced to retire I'll feel sorry for him, but it'll be the best thing for the team honestly. Not just now, but for the future as well. If he's forced to retire due to injury, we'll be cleared of his salary for next season. We'll still pay, but it won't count against the cap.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:34 pm

^That's good to know...as far as no news, that's odd. It will not only be good for the team but Steve Nash the person and the future of his long-term health...he's a 'team first' guy and a class act, but he needs to use wisdom in this matter and do the right thing for himself and his family.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby last stand on Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:44 pm

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No need to wait...RT @bill_oram: No update coming today on Steve Nash’s status, Lakers say.
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Lakers aren't sending an update on Steve Nash's status today. Nash saw back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins around 2 p.m. this afternoon
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They usually give some news the day of when a player goes to the doctor. I wonder if they found something really wrong?



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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:27 pm

He may have gotten the dreaded news. He probably knows he's going to retire .Lakers aren't making a statement to give him some time before it goes public.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:31 pm

It will suck to see Nash have to go out (if that is that case). He has been one of my fav players and I hate seeing him not being able to ball like he can
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:37 pm

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As Steve Nash meets with back specialist Robert Watkins today in LA, early suspicion is he's suffering from a pinched nerve, source says.


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If Nash's exam confirms pinched nerve, it's likely not a surgical outcome. Herniated disk would be much worse.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:44 pm

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The Lakers announce Steve Nash has nerve root irritation and is expected out a minimum of two weeks
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Just retire. He's just going to get hurt when he comes back. :bang:

He took the summer off and still was hurt before anything started.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby therealdeal on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:44 pm

He's out at least two weeks.

Honestly it should be a good thing for the team...
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:46 pm

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Nash will be given an epidural block, the same procedure he underwent 3 times in the playoffs to no avail.
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Back to epidurals.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:49 pm

Wow. This is going to be an ongoing problem all year...Are you serious?
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby cthroatgtr on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:52 pm

This is where it hurts that Meeks can't handle the ball very well. Team has only 1 true PG on the roster in Farmar. Blake is a tweener really. The team needs another ball handler.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby Chillbongo on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:53 pm

dwighthowardsdad wrote:Wow. This is going to be an ongoing problem all year...Are you serious?

And apparently next year too....
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby Weezy on Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:56 pm

I'm glad he's not seriously injured, but I'm not glad he's gonna continue to cling on for his NBA life, this stuff isn't gonna stop happening. RETIRE.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby LTLakerFan on Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:01 pm

cthroatgtr wrote:This is where it hurts that Meeks can't handle the ball very well. Team has only 1 true PG on the roster in Farmar. Blake is a tweener really. The team needs another ball handler.


Odd juxtaposition that you bring up it hurting that Meeks can't handle the ball better (which clearly he's doing better than last year…. but anyway) when he is a 2 guard and Blake whom you dismiss certainly can handle the point better than Meeks. Even if he leans toward the "tweener" category. Truth of the matter is Blake last few games has been playing better point than Farmar. But whatever, we have to roll for awhile at least with those 2 guys.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:09 pm

^Blake has been playing really well as of late; but I don't believe he can maintain that level of play all season, IMO. It won't be long until we're complaining about him and his defense against PG's & SG's...bank on it. We're going to have to deal with Nash and his nerve pain all season and it really doesn't give us any flexibility to add another ball-handling PG...
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:18 pm

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The full (if brief) statement on Steve Nash from Lakers PR:
"Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash was examined today by back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins, who diagnosed Nash as having nerve root irritation. Treatment will include an epidural block, which Nash is expected to receive tomorrow, and Nash is expected to be out of action for a minimum of two weeks. He will be re-evaluated in approximately ten days, and an update will be given at that time."

It's impossible to determine exactly how long Nash will be out, but given the language (a minimum of two weeks) and the condition (a recurrence of the nerve problems plaguing him throughout last season), it's reasonable to guess the answer will be something like "a while."

The Lakers will, without question, be incredibly conservative with Nash, knowing how quickly all his summer rehab work was undone once training camp and games began.

Hopefully, Nash and his doctors can figure out a way around this problem. But as I've written a few times over the last week or two, I'm not at all optimistic.


He's not coming back in two weeks. Recurrent problem and he's 40 years old. Nash just needs to retire or the Lakers need to make something happen so we don't have to deal with this the rest of the season.

Either he's in our he's out, he can't keep coming in and out of the lineup because there is no way he is going to come back from this and play longer than 3 games in a row.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:26 pm

Yeah, this is getting just stupid...there's no amount of rest, no amount of rehab, & nothing a doctor can do for this man; he's done. I have no optimism when it comes to Nash whatsoever. He's holding us hostage with a roster spot and potentially adding somebody that we can use even in a limited capacity this season. He'll probably be back in January/February and even if he does come back be completely ineffective on the basketball court.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby XXIV on Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:28 pm

^^ Yup, those two weeks will end up being closer to two months. Nerve root irritation is no joke and will potentially affect him for the rest of his life. He should retire and not push on.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby Aonex on Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:29 pm

cthroatgtr wrote:This is where it hurts that Meeks can't handle the ball very well. Team has only 1 true PG on the roster in Farmar. Blake is a tweener really. The team needs another ball handler.


Strange, I always saw Blake as a true PG, and thought him being placed at the #2 was a bit odd... but maybe that's because I remember watching him in his Maryland days when all he did was distribute the ball and play D.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby Sirron on Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:40 pm

Sad to hear. Maybe he and Kobe return about the same time, and we figure this thing out. Health is going to be an ongoing issue for the team this year.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby Rooscooter on Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:04 pm

A history of degenerative back problems and 32 years of playing a repetitive stress sport year round adds up to nerve damage. My guess is that this is more about his chronic back issues than it is about his leg injury last year. Degenerative disc issues can cause nerve issues in any extremity.

Part of me hopes we haven't seen the end of Nash on the floor....... Then again, unless we can see a rejuvenated Nash the other part hopes he's done on the floor for the Lakers.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby lotus on Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:15 pm

Considering his age, health history, success and financial gain, why on earth would this guy keep trying to come back and play? Did he blow all of his career cash? This guy brings to mind Evander "Real Deal" Holifield.

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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby Armani on Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:38 pm

Just retire, man. No point in suffering any further... even with everyone healthy this team isn't a contender, and that's just about the only thing you would come back for.
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Re: Nash Discussion: Is he done? (167)

Postby Tragic on Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:36 am

For the love of God, hang em up Nashty
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