I have a problem. I like the idea of Steve Nash, but I can't for the life of me figure out what he actually brings to this team besides intangibles.
He can KIND OF score decently when he makes it a priority. But otherwise, here's what Nash on the floor gets you:
*Instant defensive switch on PnR. You screen him, hes gone. Easy to switch matchups all night long or just blow by him.
*Smaller, older and slower.
What positives does he give you? What matchup problems does he create? I see him fumbling inside on drives, throwing possessions away, airballing shots, missing floaters and 3 pointers, etc.
With Blake all I see is smart ball movement, crisp passes and good decision making.
AM I HIGH? MAKE THIS STOP!!!
There was a good argument for why all of this is happening that I read here, but the fact remains:
Steve Nash isn't particularly good or effective on either end of the floor for this team.
And yes, this comes on the heels of maybe his most complete statistical game against Golden State. But I still stand by this.