Steve Nash Discussion: Retiring; Lakers Disabled Exception

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Postby XXIV on Thu May 01, 2014 8:39 pm

pound4pound1 wrote:so now since his coach is gone, what do we do about this guy?


Keep him around for one last year and just take that $9 million cap hit. Maybe some miracle happens and he can play be somewhat healthy and effective, best case scenario.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Rooscooter on Thu May 01, 2014 8:47 pm

jlkr wrote:No one's going to take him without sticking the Lakers with a worse contract.


How can you get a "worse" contract? 9 M for someone who won't play vs a bad contract that will......

I'd take back a bad contract that can contribute something if we also get a pick. But, alas.... if rumors are to be believed we're trying to keep up with the Clippers and trade first round picks for Coaches. They get the head coach we get the assistant.....
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Balance&Options24 on Fri May 16, 2014 9:58 am


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The Lakers reportedly plan to keep Steve Nash on their roster next season, rather than using the 'stretch provision' to waive his $9.8 million salary.

Nash is 40 years old and he only appeared in 15 games last season due to nerve injuries which plagued his back and hamstrings. When he was healthy enough to play, he averaged only 6.8 points on 38.3 percent shooting, but L.A. seems willing to squeeze whatever production they can get out of him in 2014-15.





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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby karacha on Fri May 16, 2014 9:59 am

Very good. We should not stretch him. Take the hit next year and move on. Hopefully, we learn from our mistakes, right? No long contracts for old players.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby therealdeal on Fri May 16, 2014 10:05 am

Hopefully someone tricks him into retiring this summer. Screw the money, I just don't want to see an old man running around for us, hurting himself every other game, and limiting the development of our guys.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby 432J on Fri May 16, 2014 10:18 am

therealdeal wrote:Hopefully someone tricks him into retiring this summer. Screw the money, I just don't want to see an old man running around for us, hurting himself every other game, and limiting the development of our guys.


the only reason he hasn't retired yet is because he wants his money

screw him
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Postby Weezy on Fri May 16, 2014 10:22 am

I like to pretend that Nash doesn't exist anymore or that we are free of him, reports like this make that difficult.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Doc Brown on Fri May 16, 2014 10:31 am

Hopefully the next coach has some balls and tells the old man to go sit at the end of the bench.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Barnstable on Fri May 16, 2014 11:04 am

You watch, Nash just needed an extra year to rehab. Next season he's averaging a double double and yall are apologizing for ever doubting him :man1:
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Center Court on Fri May 16, 2014 11:17 am

he and Kobe would be a hell of a mentor team to Exum
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby MadMax on Fri May 16, 2014 12:03 pm

Weezy wrote:I like to pretend that Nash doesn't exist anymore or that we are free of him, reports like this make that difficult.

Right?

He is such a non-factor. It's pretty easy to not even think about him because of his minimal (ZERO) impact on the team.

At least he'll provide some vet leadership next season :man12: :man10:
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby therealdeal on Fri May 16, 2014 12:38 pm

Barnstable wrote:You watch, Nash just needed an extra year to rehab. Next season he's averaging a double double and yall are apologizing for ever doubting him :man1:

If he plays more than 40 games and averages a double-double I'll post all the naked pics of puffy that I got secretly while he was showering.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby MadMax on Fri May 16, 2014 12:53 pm

therealdeal wrote:
Barnstable wrote:You watch, Nash just needed an extra year to rehab. Next season he's averaging a double double and yall are apologizing for ever doubting him :man1:

If he plays more than 40 games and averages a double-double I'll post all the naked pics of puffy that I got secretly while he was showering.

PM sent. :man1:
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby therealdeal on Fri May 16, 2014 12:55 pm

MadMax wrote:
therealdeal wrote:
Barnstable wrote:You watch, Nash just needed an extra year to rehab. Next season he's averaging a double double and yall are apologizing for ever doubting him :man1:

If he plays more than 40 games and averages a double-double I'll post all the naked pics of puffy that I got secretly while he was showering.

PM sent. :man1:

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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby lukewaltonsdad on Fri May 16, 2014 3:17 pm

Well, at least MDA is gone, so he won't feel an obligation to play Nash who's completely ineffective at this stage in his career...can't wait until he's gone, actually.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby therealdeal on Fri May 16, 2014 9:35 pm

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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:08 pm

Steve Nash reports feeling “great right now” but unsure how he will hold up next season
Posted on June 23, 2014 by Mark Medina
Steve Nash talks about the disappointing season and his future following his Lakers exit interview at their training facility in El Segundo, CA on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze)
Steve Nash talks about the disappointing season and his future following his Lakers exit interview at their training facility in El Segundo, CA on Thursday, April 17, 2014. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze)

Two months has passed ever since the most frustrating season of Steve Nash’s 18-year career ended. Three more months await for the 40-year-old point guard to heal the persistent nerve damage in his back and hamstrings that kept him out last season for all but 15 games.

So how has his health held up thus far?

“I feel great right now. I’ve been able to be pretty much go without limitations as far as my training,” Nash said on Monday. “I’m obviously not trying to overdo it so I can allow that nerve to settle down perhaps and be less irritating. It has worked so far, but I would hate to say this is where it will be like once I join the rigors of an NBA schedule.”

Nash spoke those words on a conference call to promote the seventh annual “Steve Nash Foundation Showdown,” an organized pick-up soccer game taking place this Wednesday at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in New York City that will feature a handful of NBA stars (Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki, Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving).

Nash will also play albeit with cautiousness surrounding his rehab. But he downplayed whether that could provide any indicator on how his health could play out long-term. Nash remains under contract with the Lakers for the 2014-15 season worth $9.8 million. Though the Lakers could waive him via the so-called stretch provision by July 31, the Lakers will more likely keep him so his entire salary comes off the books by the 2015 offseason. The Lakers may look to upgrade at point guard, such as drafting Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, and have Nash provide a mentorship role off the bench in limited minutes.

“It’s way too early,” Nash said. “I’m not really sure I will know that until camp. But I’ll do everything I can to prepare myself for that environment.”


The next coach better keep his a** on the bench.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby unpossibl1 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:13 pm

So what is preventing us from offering Nash 10 million to become a "shooting coach" or something? There is no limit to what you can pay coaches and they don't count against the cap. It might be bending the rules a bit and I'm sure the NBA would try to do something to close that loophole in the future but right now we need every advantage we can get after Stern screwed us over with CP3.

Or is Nash that dead set on killing the Lakers that he wouldn't do it? He said he wants to get paid but did everything possible to avoid medical retirement last year even though he would have still been paid that way and the Lakers would have received cap space.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby therealdeal on Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:57 pm

^ I think if he goes through that process the insurance company probably keeps him from getting his full salary somehow. That's got to be the only reason he'd be limping through this ridiculous farce. Well okay, he's a future Hall of Fame player so he probably wants to retire with a little positive mojo, but still... It's ridiculous.

I'd draft Smart, start him between Nash and Kobe, and then at the 11 minute mark of the 1st, sit Nash and let him coach Smart the rest of the game.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby davriver290 on Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:06 pm

I'd trade him. It's over. He's over.

He'll likely retire if we trade him. Or the coaches at the trading team can just bench him and isn't there some insurance policy that if he doesn't play certain amount of games the team only has to pay half or something?
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:30 am

Should the Lakers look to trade Steve Nash before his final season of a three-year, $27-million contract, the veteran point guard would receive a 15% trade bonus.

Nash is set to earn $9.7 million for the 2014-15 season — a trade would land him an additional $1.5 million ($11.2 million in total salary).

It would be the Lakers' responsibility to pay the 40-year old guard's bonus, not Nash's new team.


What the hell else did we give him? This might be the worst contract the Lakers have ever dished out.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby TIME on Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:37 am

Doc Brown wrote:
Should the Lakers look to trade Steve Nash before his final season of a three-year, $27-million contract, the veteran point guard would receive a 15% trade bonus.

Nash is set to earn $9.7 million for the 2014-15 season — a trade would land him an additional $1.5 million ($11.2 million in total salary).

It would be the Lakers' responsibility to pay the 40-year old guard's bonus, not Nash's new team.


What the hell else did we give him? This might be the worst contract the Lakers have ever dished out.


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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby therealdeal on Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:42 am

Yeah I think George and especially Walton are still worse, but this one rates pretty high up there. We got caught in a bidding war for a 40 year old PG and it bit him us in the ***.
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Re: Nash Discussion: #injuredagain. nerve irritation. #andagain

Postby Barnstable on Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:44 am

Doc Brown wrote:
Should the Lakers look to trade Steve Nash before his final season of a three-year, $27-million contract, the veteran point guard would receive a 15% trade bonus.

Nash is set to earn $9.7 million for the 2014-15 season — a trade would land him an additional $1.5 million ($11.2 million in total salary).

It would be the Lakers' responsibility to pay the 40-year old guard's bonus, not Nash's new team.


What the hell else did we give him? This might be the worst contract the Lakers have ever dished out.

Does that extra money hit our cap though?
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