Reports out of LakerLand so far are generally positive when it comes to Steve Nash’s game and health. The 40-year old point guard feels good enough to consider reversing course on his retirement plans.
Nash says, health permitting, that he’d love to stick with the Los Angeles Lakers beyond this season.
Per the LA Daily News:
“Because it’s so tenuous, I never act like I’m ready to go and am past everything,” Nash said. “I’ve gone through too much to feel that way, but I feel good.”
Hence, Nash may prolong his NBA career once his $9.8 million contract with the Lakers expires after this season. That decision hinges on a few variables. […] “My health, enjoyment and effectiveness,” Nash said. “If I have a chance to play, it would have to be here. I’m not going to at this stage move somewhere else for a season and move my kids there.”
Both [Byron] Scott and Kobe Bryant have called Nash playing in training camp like “the old Steve” who won two NBA MVP awards and climbed to third place on the league’s all-time assists list. Nash has bought into Scott’s training camp that has emphasized both conditioning and sitting him at the end of practices. Nash also described Scott’s Princeton-based offense as “less complicated” than the one under Mike Brown, who was fired five games into the 2012-13 season.