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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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The Lakers have been awarded a $4.85 million disabled player exception for Steve Nash, who is out for the season with nerve damage.
The Lakers are over the salary cap and this exception will allow them to sign a free agent for the remainder of the season, or possibly trade for a player in the final year of their contract. We should hear reports about possible targets for L.A. in the coming days, so owners in deep leagues should keep an eye out for updates. Nov 25 - 7:18 PM

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Steve Nash is ignoring coach Byron Scott's phone calls even though he is wanted to be used as a mentor to their young players.

"I would like to [hear from Nash], but I don't know," coach Byron Scott said. "I gave him a call, but I haven't gotten a return call. So we'll see." After being declared out for the season, there are new reports that the Lakers could seek a trade to get his contract off of the books and the Lakers have also applied for a disabled player exception because of his absence, which would be worth about $4.9 million. Regardless, this news has no fantasy implications as Nash is likely done for his illustrious career.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 15 - 11:40 AM

Steve Nash (back) fell under intense scrutiny after he posted a video of him playing golf just weeks after the Lakers declared that he was out for the season.

Nash wrote an open letter on Facebook to his fans saying: "The past 2 years I’ve worked like a dog to not only overcome these setbacks but to find the form that could lift up and inspire the fans in LA as my last chapter. Obviously it’s been a disaster on both fronts but I’ve never worked harder, sacrificed more or faced such a difficult challenge mentally and emotionally." It's a shame that Lakers fans are giving him such a hard time, especially since they likely won't get to see him play again. Nash is out for the season and should not be owned in any leagues, while Jeremy Lin will continue to start for the Lakers.
Source: NBA.com
Nov 8 - 9:27 AM

The Lakers will apply for disabled player exception following the injury to Steve Nash (back).

They're very likely to get the exception, which will be worth around $4.9 million. The team is looking to add a point guard, but Jeremy Lin's minutes are safe.
Oct 24 - 7:22 PM

Steve Nash is expected to miss all of the 2014-15 season because of nerve damage to his back, according to the team..

Wow. Nash has already suffered a back injury reportedly from carrying a bag, and there was never really a chance he'd be able to make it through the year unscathed. Sadly, his career might be over, but he'll be a first-ballot Hall of Fame player without a doubt. Jeremy Lin is a terrific target in the later rounds while Ronnie Price is a lock to make the team. If the Lakers start losing, rookie Jordan Clarkson will get in the mix.
Oct 23 - 7:58 PM

Steve Nash's nerve-related pain will prevent him from playing in Sunday's exhibition.

It doesn't make sense for the Lakers' to gamble with his health, but nothing about Nash's preseason inspires confidence. He looked good during training camp but pulled himself out of a game on Oct. 13 due to a "sciatica problem," then tweaked his back while carrying bags a few days later. Fantasy owners are right to be skeptical about his health during an 82-game season, and until he recovers the Lakers' PG rotation will feature Jeremy Lin, Ronnie Price and rookie Jordan Clarkson.
Oct 19 - 7:54 PM

Steve Nash's injuries are causing some concern from Kobe Bryant.

Nash has been dealing with a variety of injuries already this year including his back, hamstring, and nerve issues. When Kobe was asked about Nash, he responded, "I'm very concerned. It just seems like he can't get going on a consistent basis. I understand how frustrating that is." This reiterates the fact that Nash is no longer a viable draft target in standard leagues and that Jeremy Lin is the PG to own this year.
Source: Sportando
Oct 18 - 2:15 PM

Byron Scott said that there was no clear plan on what Steve Nash (back) will be able to do for the next few days.

Nash did not practice on Friday, and he is just too much of an injury risk to be worth drafting in most formats. Jeremy Lin is the point guard to own in LA.
Oct 17 - 5:33 PM

Steve Nash will try to play against the Jazz on Thursday.

Interesting. He tweaked his back carrying a bag on Wednesday, so why not throw him in the lineup on Thursday? Nash is going to have to deal with his back injury all season and is not worth owning in almost any league. Ronnie Price will start.
Oct 16 - 8:40 PM

Steve Nash (back) will not play in the Lakers' preseason game on Thursday against the Jazz.

The injuries woes that have plagued Nash during his time in Los Angeles have reappeared, and there's no indication that they will ever go away. He is at the end of his hall-of-fame career and his body simply can not hold up to the grind of an NBA season. He should be avoided in all drafts moving forward.
Oct 16 - 4:10 PM

Steve Nash (back) did not practice on Wednesday due to a setback.

He hurt his back carrying bags on Wednesday, so things are just getting worse. There was a lot of optimism heading into the season, but it's just about all gone. Jeremy Lin picks up even more value and fantasy owners can view him as a No. 2 fantasy point guard. Nash isn't worth the trouble with almost any pick.
Oct 15 - 4:47 PM

Steve Nash sat out Tuesday's practice due to ongoing issues with nerve damage that affects his hamstrings and back.

Nash pulled himself out of Sunday's exhibition and it's unfortunate to see him in pain before the regular season even begins. His minutes will be monitored closely whenever he's healthy enough to suit up this year, making him too risky to touch in standard leagues.
Oct 14 - 4:20 PM

Steve Nash said that he checked himself out of Sunday's game because he was experiencing a "little sciatica problem," and he didn't want it to get worse.

That's not good, this is very early in the season for Nash to already be experiencing nerve root irritation, a condition that caused him to miss all but 15 games last year. Nash will turn 41-years-old this season, his minutes will be limited, and he's just no longer capable of offering statistically worthy stats to a fantasy squads at this point in his career. While Nash should be avoided on draft day, Jeremy Lin makes for an intriguing late-round addition to your roster.
Oct 13 - 4:12 PM

Steve Nash played 12 first-half minutes before sitting out Sunday's blowout loss to Golden State because he "didn't feel quite right."

Uh oh. He scored three points (0-of-5 FGs, 3-of-3 FTs) with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one turnover, and we can only hope that he didn't aggravate his damaged nerves. Jeremy Lin's slashing presence is critical for the Lakers' offense and he's sure to play heavy minutes. The threat to Nash's playing time, combined with his glaring injury risk, makes him a PG to avoid on draft day
Oct 13 - 12:04 AM

Byron Scott is leaning towards holding Steve Nash out of the Lakers' preseason game against the Warriors on Thursday.

Nash said he was able to move "freely" during his 20 minutes of preseason action on Tuesday. Hopefully this is just a precautionary measure by Scott, but Nash's extensive injury history is certainly cause for concern. Despite a potentially significant role on the Lakers, Nash should still be avoided in drafts.
Oct 9 - 4:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ronnie Price
2Jeremy Lin
3Steve Nash
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Wayne Ellington
3Jordan Clarkson
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
3Xavier Henry
PF1Ed Davis
2Carlos Boozer
3Ryan Kelly
4Julius Randle
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre