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Report: Lakers eye Celtics PG Rondo in trade for Nash, picks
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/18/14) Dallas is apparently not the only team trying to trade for Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo. The Lakers have offered Boston multiple draft picks and veteran point guard Steve Nash for him, according to ESPN.com.
Rondo has been healthy and productive this season. He is averaging just 8.5 points per game, but leads the NBA at 10.8 steals and is at a career-high 7.5 rebounds per game.
Lakers coach Byron Scott, Steve Nash still not communicating
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(12/1/14) Since vetern point guard Steve Nash was declared out for the season on Oct. 23, he and coach Byron Scott have still not been able to speak, according to the L.A. Times.
Nash, 40, who is making $9.7 million this year, has not been around the Lakers' facility, which is drawing some questions for the front office, as they would like him to possibly mentor rookie point guard Jordan Clarkson.
Some of Nash's actions, though, have irritated Lakers followers, most notably posting an Instagram video of himself whacking a golf ball at a driving range, according to the report.
"Steve's a busy guy and I'm a busy guy as well," Scott said. "We're missing each other. I don't think he misses sleep over it and I don't miss any sleep over it, you know? He's a great guy. I've known Steve for a long time, so for us to not be able to get in contact with one another at this particular time, to me it's not a big deal."
Report: Lakers awarded disabled player exception for Steve Nash
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(11/25/14) The Lakers have been awarded a $4.85-million disabled player exception for Steve Nash, ESPN reports.
The exception will allow the Lakers to add a player either in trade or free agency despite being over the salary cap. Nash will miss the season due to nerve damage in his back.
Lakers coach Byron Scott finally gets in contact with Steve Nash
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(11/18/14) Lakers coach Byron Scott told reporters Tuesday that he's finally gotten in touch with Steve Nash, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Scott expressed some "mild confusion" last week after not being able to get in contact with the 40-year-old point guard. Scott remains hopeful that Nash -- who is done for the season and possibly his basketball career with chronic back issues -- could play a role as a mentor for his young team.
"He did say on his message that he's definitely going to come back [to visit], he wants to see everybody, but he just needed some time, which we all understood," Scott said Tuesday.
Lakers G Steve Nash not in contact with coach Byron Scott
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(11/15/14) Lakers coach Byron Scott told reporters Friday that he's reached out to Steve Nash and would like to see the 40-year-old point guard play a role as a mentor for his young team. Unfortunately for Scott, Nash has not been in contact with him.
"He's probably going through a tough time to adjust as far as life without basketball at this particular point," Scott said. "It didn't upset me one bit. Hopefully I'll reach out to him again and we can talk or I can get a return call."
Nash was ruled out for the 2014-15 season with recurring nerve issues in his back, and as a result, the Lakers have applied for a disabled player exception, which would be worth approximately $4.9 million. However, according to the Los Angeles Daily news, the Lakers aren't expected to use it to sign a player, and could possibly seek to trade Nash's expiring $9.8 million contract.
|This year should be the swan song of Steve Nash's career, and it's probably safest to avoid him on Draft Day. He was only healthy enough for 20 minutes per game in 15 appearances on the year last season, and he'll turn 41 in February. Any productive games Nash puts together over the course of the season will be nice for a fond farewell or two, but ultimately he won't be worth a spot on your roster. On Draft Day, consider Nash already retired for Fantasy purposes.
(Updated 8/27/14) |
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