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Steve Nash | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (40) / 2/7/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 180
College: Santa Clara
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Lakers trainer Gary Vitti said that Steve Nash is now 100 percent healthy, and he's not having nerve pain for the first time in a long time.
Nash was only able to suit up for 15 games last season, and we're not expecting much from the 40-year-old veteran for the 2014-15 season. Nash has yet to play in any 5-on-5 scrimmages, and there's no guarantee that the pain doesn't re-emerge once he's under the rigors of another full NBA season. Nash won't be worth drafting in most formats. Aug 1 - 4:50 PM

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Steve Nash confirmed in a recent interview that he will retire after the 2014-15 season.

"I think this is my last season," said the 40-year-old Nash. "But I still love to play, practice and work on my game. I’m going to spend hopefully many many years living this life without basketball. It’ll be nice to play one more year." Nash, in his prime, was one of the most exciting point guards to watch. He won back-to-back MVP awards from 2004-2006, taking his Phoenix Suns team through multiple deep playoff runs, but never ending on the ultimate goal of an NBA championship. At 40 years of age Nash just doesn't have it anymore, and he only managed to make it through 15 games last season. While no longer a fantasy option, he figures to be a first ballot Hall of Famer, and the league will miss his constant professionalism.
Jul 28 - 2:55 PM

The Lakers are not likely to use the stretch provision on Steve Nash.

If the Lakers had signed Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol, they would have needed to waive Nash via the stretch provision to make room under the salary cap. However, with the Lakers swinging-and-missing on the big name free agents this offseason, it looks as though Nash will play out the final year of his contract worth $9.7 million wearing the purple and gold.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 27 - 1:13 PM

Steve Nash discussed his health in an interview on Monday, stating: "I feel great right now."

"I’ve been able to be pretty much go without limitations as far as my training," Nash said. "I’m obviously not trying to overdo it so I can allow that nerve to settle down perhaps and be less irritating. It has worked so far, but I would hate to say this is where it will be like once I join the rigors of an NBA schedule." Nash was only able to suit up for 15 games last season, and at 40-years-old, the former repeat MVP is no longer a fantasy option.
Jun 23 - 2:29 PM

Steve Nash said he's not getting involved in the process of the Lakers hiring a new head coach.

"To be honest, I've tried to get away and clear my mind, and hopefully clearing my mind will help my body," Nash said. "So I'm kind of just sitting back and not getting involved in the process -- even emotionally -- and just waiting to see what they decide." The 40-year-old guard aged horribly last season and he'll likely miss a huge portion of the last year of his deal in 2014-15.
May 30 - 10:43 AM

The Lakers reportedly plan to keep Steve Nash on their roster next season, rather than using the 'stretch provision' to waive his $9.8 million salary.

Nash is 40 years old and he only appeared in 15 games last season due to nerve injuries which plagued his back and hamstrings. When he was healthy enough to play, he averaged only 6.8 points on 38.3 percent shooting, but L.A. seems willing to squeeze whatever production they can get out of him in 2014-15.
May 16 - 12:04 PM

Steve Nash is confident that he'll remain with the Lakers next season, but due to his health concerns he admitted that the team "can't rely on [him]."

The Lakers could waive Nash via the stretch provision, thus reducing the cap impact of his $9.7 million final year, but the 40 year old sounds certain that he'll still be in L.A. He said that he's 3-4 weeks away from being healthy and wants to contribute in any way possible next season, even if he doesn't play and only serves as a mentor to young Lakers' players.
Apr 23 - 9:53 AM

Steve Nash (leg, back) said he's 3-4 weeks from being healthy.

In his exit interview, he said this season was a "nightmare" and added the Lakers shouldn't be relying on him for next season because he doesn't know what he can bring. Nash did say he'll be back for next season, so the team will have to pay him whether he's healthy or not. He'll be one of the more talked about players in the offseason.
Apr 17 - 3:21 PM

Steve Nash (hamstring) and Chris Kaman (calf) will not return for the Lakers' final game on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old Nash was never expected to return after taking over the third spot on the NBA's all-time assist leaderboard, and it's uncertain whether he'll retire this summer or attempt a return in 2014-15. Even if he does attempt to return, fantasy owners should be very leery of him on draft day.
Apr 16 - 12:56 PM

Steve Nash (hamstring) and Chris Kaman (calf) will not play against the Jazz on Monday.

Nash is also likely to sit out for the rest of the season, according to coach Mike D'Antoni. He turned 40 this season and it showed as he was unable to finish just about every game he played. Kendall Marshall will start while Jordan Farmar will get plenty of chances to score and hit triples.
Apr 14 - 7:47 PM

Steve Nash (hamstrings) is out Friday, as expected.

Nash is not expected to play again this season. The Lakers will again have nine guys available: Kendall Marshall, Jodie Meeks, Wes Johnson, Ryan Kelly and Jordan Hill will start. Jordan Farmar, Nick Young, MarShonBrooks and Robert Sacre will come off the bench.
Apr 11 - 1:46 PM

Steve Nash (hamstrings) confirmed that he's unlikely to play again this season.

"Because I had a pretty good setback [on Tuesday], I probably won’t play again," Nash said. "If I get a good recovery over the next week, I’d love to play again. A big goal for me was not to go into the summer injured." He took over the NBA's third-highest career assists total during Tuesday's game, which may have been the only reason he played, and we're not expecting to see him again this year. His vaunted career may also be at its end if the Lakers decide to amnesty his contract this summer.
Apr 9 - 10:20 AM

Steve Nash had three points, three rebounds, five assists and a 3-pointer in 13 minutes, passing Mark Jackson for No. 3 on the all-time NBA assists list on Tuesday.

Nash was playing specifically to get the record and you have to think his season is officially over now that Jackson is in his rearview mirror. In fact, it sounds like his career is over if you believe what Mike D'Antoni said after the game. "Too bad everything comes to an end, but he's had a great career," he said. Nash added that he felt a "bite" in his hamstring, meaning his season, and possibly career, has come to an end.
Apr 9 - 1:38 AM

Steve Nash (back, leg) is planning to play against the Rockets on Tuesday.

Technically, he is questionable to play for the 10:30 EDT night game, but it sounds like he'll give it a go. Nash hasn't really been able to make it through a game healthy and the Lakers will likely keep his minutes in check. Jordan Farmar will also be back, which means Kendall Marshall obviously won't be playing 43 minutes again like he did on Sunday. Nash is five assists away from passing Mark Jackson for third place on the NBA's career assist list.
Apr 7 - 5:15 PM

Steve Nash (nerve irritation) will not play on Sunday.

He played 19 minutes on Friday and is reportedly aiming to play again next week, but it's more of a feel-good story than a meaningful contribution for fantasy owners.
Apr 5 - 3:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Steve Nash
2Jeremy Lin
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Jordan Clarkson
SF1Nick Young
2Wes Johnson
3Xavier Henry
PF1Carlos Boozer
2Julius Randle
3Ryan Kelly
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre
3Ed Davis