Friends can have conflicts and I have a hard time believing two guys that are as extroverted and fun as Nash and Howard WOULDN'T be friends.
As for what he's doing now, it's a combination of problems: he's been hurt, he's slower now than he's ever been, we're on a new team with new personnel, and the systems he's run before have leant him higher statistical averages.
He's still a fantastic shooter, he's still a great passer, and he's still one of the most clutch players in the league.
Comparisons to Derek Fisher as far as production go are absolutely ludicrous. I LOVE Derek Fisher, but he's not even in the same stratosphere in any way as far as basketball production goes. Nash is a better shooter, better ball handler, better finisher around the rim, better passer, and he's equal in any clutch/locker room situations. The only advantage to Fisher is maybe defense, maybe, but even then it's only because he's stronger physically...
Stu : "Yeah, that's an old fashioned whoopin'."