Steve Nash is healthy
Steve Nash was a part of the big blockbuster moves that shook up the sports world last season, but the two-time MVP ended up as another symbol of what went wrong. At 37 years old, the eight time all-star only played in 50 games last year, averaging 12.7 points and just 6.7 assists (four assists less than in his last year in Phoenix). After a season with injuries to his leg, back, hamstring, hip and back, Nash spent this summer away from hooping and stuck to rehabbing.
To make sure the veteran guard gets his rest, the Lakers brought in L.A. native Jordan Farmar to come off the bench with Steve Blake, a sturdy combo to keep the pressure off Nash and let the the now 39-year-old playmaker get in-game rest and, hopefully, not breakdown.