Steve Nash Discussion: Retiring; Lakers Disabled Exception

Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby GoldenKnight on Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:42 pm

I honestly think Nash might retire after this season if not next season for sure, it's a shame that this fantastic 4 experiment didn't work out because Nash's window was only for that amount of time.

He can still contribute & dish, but at this point it's not much...
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby Doc Brown on Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:50 am

Perhaps no other player enjoyed the Lakers’ day off Wednesday more than Nash.

The 39-year-old point guard sat out of the entire second half of the Lakers’ preseason win Tuesday over Utah both for health and fatigue concerns.

“He had a little neck (issue),” D’Antoni said. “He said he felt pretty good. But he thought he’d push it if he went on.”

Nash has stayed limited in training camp in hopes of avoiding last season’s nightmare. Then, he missed a combined 32 games because of a fractured left leg and back and hamstring issues.

He has since healed those injuries. But Nash missed the majority of a preseason game two weeks ago because of a sore left ankle. He has averaged 3.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting and 3.71 assists in 16.7 minutes through six preseason games.

“Steve hasn’t been able to compete much in practice yet,” Gasol said. “That’s a big issue. I’m a little bit concerned.”

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I'd trade him ASAP to any team that wanted him.

He came into camp healthy and has already had ankle, back and now neck issues and he hasn't even played that much to get these injuries.

He's got to go and for sure by the start of next year.

Sorry Nash, great player, but at this point it's a burden more than a benefit.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby therealdeal on Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:55 am

He's an old man and Father Time has betrayed him. It's time to go.

He ought to retire as soon as he can. I'd honor his desire to be in LA and his desire to come here and give us what he could, but I'd tell him it's in his best interest to retire. He came here for a chance to win, it didn't work out that way, but if he really wanted to help the team NOW... he'd retire.

If part of that retirement was finishing his career in Toronto or something, I'd try to make that happen... Otherwise, it's time for him to hang it up.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby lakerfan2 on Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:58 am

Nash really needs to sit until he's 100%. There's no need for him to force himself out there playing injured.

This season is pretty much as wash anyway, although I'd love to believe otherwise.

Get healthy, and come back strong Steve. Farmar and Blake would do just fine.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby therealdeal on Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:15 am

He's not going to get healthy.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby Lakerjones on Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:49 am

Bad signs for Nash. Anyone expecting Nash to have a super productive, fully healthy season after seeing him get those two epidurals just to hobble through the playoffs last year was probably having very wishful thinking.

But I have to say, it seemed like he was relatively healthy coming into camp. As everyone is saying, Father Time seems to have won again.

Even if Nash can go for much of this season, and that doesn't look highly likely, I think he truly needs to hang 'em up at the end of this year.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby lotus on Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:31 am

When this relationship is over, I believe my end thoughts on Nash as an L.A. Laker is that he really got over on the Lakers. This deal was more help for him and his bank account and to accommodate his family issues. But, this has been a bust for the Lakers.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby Weezy on Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:55 pm

@LakersReporter: Kobe said Nash’s injury issues concern him “a little bit.” He credited Nash for trying to battle, but has a ways to go.

@LakersReporter: Nash: he could have played in second halves of preseason games, but he doesn’t want to push too far. Said he remains optimistic/determined.

@LakersReporter: Nash said it remains a possibility to sit out some back to backs. Farmar’s emergence gives that plan wings, but Nash not conceding it yet.


Looks like Nash is gonna go down fighting, or perhaps kicking and screaming. Shame, looks like he stayed 2 years too long in the league, probably should have retired before he came here.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby XXIV on Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:17 pm

Weezy wrote:
@LakersReporter: Kobe said Nash’s injury issues concern him “a little bit.” He credited Nash for trying to battle, but has a ways to go.

@LakersReporter: Nash: he could have played in second halves of preseason games, but he doesn’t want to push too far. Said he remains optimistic/determined.

@LakersReporter: Nash said it remains a possibility to sit out some back to backs. Farmar’s emergence gives that plan wings, but Nash not conceding it yet.


Looks like Nash is gonna go down fighting, or perhaps kicking and screaming. Shame, looks like he stayed 2 years too long in the league, probably should have retired before he came here.


Of course looking back you can say that, but his last year in PHX he was still a very good player. It's fair to see why he wanted to continue playing, it's just too bad it hasn't worked out for either party.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby Weezy on Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:56 pm

Oh I know, it's all hindsight, that's why I said it looks like he stayed 2 years too long, only now do we see it. Me saying he should have retired is me saying I wish he'd retired. Would have spared hon looking so mortal and given us time to find a future PG, which we still lack.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby Dratini927 on Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:39 pm

@SerenaWinters
"The neck hurt to start the game but I felt like I needed the min.s - I'd sacrifice the neck tonight to try to get some playing time" - Nash

@SerenaWinters: "The neck is a nightmare right now." - Not exactly what we want to hear from Steve Nash.

https://twitter.com/SerenaWinters/statu ... 8167281664 October 26, 2013


Not what we need to hear. :scurred:
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby HighlyFavored on Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:44 pm

I wish we were allowed to amnesty Nash. SMH! :bang: :mad1:
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby therealdeal on Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:52 am

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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby SK8 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:17 am

I don't know about his injuries, but he didn't look bad at all, moved pretty well and had a few nice cuts to the rim and that one beautiful assist to Shawne no look over the shoulder.
Play him around 25 to 28 minutes and that is fine, we can rely on Farmar because he is looking awesome out there, i'm not worried at all, but his 9$m contract is hurting.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:01 am

I can't see him having much success in chasing Redick around ...
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby 432J on Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:53 am

he needs to retire ASAP

i cringe everytime i see him out there because it feels like he's just one ankle twist away from breaking down for good. it's sad because he has one of the highest basketball IQ's in recent history but his body just can't handle this high level anymore. and honestly, i highly doubt he'll be effective at all when in the limited minutes he does play
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby Ras Algethi on Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:14 pm

Hate to say it but Nash and Pau need to go. We need a fresh start and these ancient players are just holding us back.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby Barnstable on Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:17 pm

It's sad and I don't really want to say it because he is such an icon and basketball legend, but he does need to retire. His body just can't hold up anymore, and we haven't even started the season.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby Weezy on Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:50 pm

I'm trying to figure out if Nash and Pau are holding back because it's preseason, or they really are both shells of themselves. Nash gets bumped around and trapped so easily, he still makes great passes and is a great shooter, but he's just not the same guy. Pau goes toward the hoop to try and score like a coupe times a game, it's all 20 foot jumpers and fadeaways. It's like he doesn't have the energy or desire anymore to be a post player, he'd rather shoot jumpers, an absolute shell of the guy he was in 2009 and 2010. Maybe it's the lesser competition, or maybe it's just me, but the bench unit seems to be outplaying the starters a lot, on defense AND offense. They're at the very least more fun to watch, I almost get bored watching the starters compared to the bench, and that's not good IMO, if Kobe isn't himself some rime this season our starters will struggle.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby karacha on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:00 pm

^

Which is kinda strange, because Pau always insists that he needs the ball in the post.
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:09 am

FO decision not to trade Pau for 2 or 3 solid players at the deadline back in March 2012 keeps hurting us right now ..

He can't ( doesn't want too) jump or move laterally anymore on D ... and refuses the physical fight in the paint on the other end ... yet a myriad of excuses has been used to explain his declining level of play since May 2011.

Mentally , he's just fine with being one of the main offensive weapons ... winning isn't the priority anymore.

Physically , he should lose some weight as Duncan did for his own good and to adapt to today's NBA speed
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby GoldenKnight on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:05 am

Sad to see it & say it but Nash's career is coming to an end :man6:
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby Doc Brown on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:35 am

Send him back to Phoenix so he can retire on the Suns.

Nash/Meeks for Okafor (who cares if he's hurt)

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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby The Rock on Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:54 pm

This man's body cannot handle the beating of an 82 game season. Hes in for personal/professional pride and for the $. Wish he'd retire already but that only helps the Lakers
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Re: Nash Discussion: ESPN LA 710 radio interview (160)

Postby LakersN4 on Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:08 pm

Doc Brown wrote:Send him back to Phoenix so he can retire on the Suns.

Nash/Meeks for Okafor (who cares if he's hurt)

Sign Shannon

Forget having to worry about every single one Nash's 15 injuries he's developed since training camp.

We have to find a way to get Dragic from them to save some face for not going ahead with the Pau for Dragic/Scola/Martin deal after the CP3 deal fell apart.
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