Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 at 11:00 am  |  7 responses

Steve Nash Might Sit Out Second Game of Back-to-Backs

With health and age being major concerns for Steve Nash, the Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard says he’s ready to sit out the back-end of games on consecutive nights (though head coach Mike D’Antoni hasn’t made a final decision.) Per the LA Times: “I want to play them all, but if missing the back end of some or all the back-to-backs prevents me from missing a month or two because of injury, then I think it’s something you’ve got to look at,’ Nash said Tuesday. The Lakers play 19 sets of back-to-backs this season. That would be a lot of games to miss. Nash is under contract next season too. Basically, Nash and Lakers Coach Mike D’Antoni will get together on the second day of consecutive games and determine whether the NBA’s oldest point guard will play that night. ‘What you don’t want is for the body to be really stiff and not be able to gain that mobility and then go out there and do some damage,’ Nash said. He was bothered by a sore ankle and stiff neck this month and stalled by injuries throughout last season — a broken leg, followed by nerve damage resulting from the fracture, then a different nerve problem that required epidural shots because of hip pain and hamstring weakness. Even if he is supposed to sit out, Nash will suit up in case of an in-game injury or early foul trouble for other Lakers point guards. ‘If you get somebody hurt right in the first minute, then he’s going to have to play,’ D’Antoni said.”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    steve nash is back and his back might force him to rest on the back-end of back-to-backs

  • RayJr

    I don’t see him playing more than half the season.

  • Sean Superstar Juan

    Give it up Steve.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    NOT if the bench keeps playing like that (against the Clippers!??!)…. I only worry that the Lakers play better without Kobe this year?! Xavier Henry is going to be “Harden Lite’…..

  • Evan Boland

    10 mil a year.. What a joke.

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  • Vince Gully

    God, watching Steve labor the for the past two years has been PAINFUL for ME. Nash just can’t break down defenses anymore. He’s just sooo slow now. There’s no way he can keep up with Westbrook and Rose. Hell, I don’t think he can keep up with Farmer in practice. I’m the biggest Steve Nash fan. I loved watching him play back in his Dallas and Phoenix days. But if his body can’t keep up anymore, it’s time to hang it up.