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Lakers News: Steve Nash Says Injuries Taken ‘Turn For The Worse’ Reviewed by Momizat on . Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash clearly isn't himself this season. Nash has dealt with multiple injuries from his back, hamstring, neck and even nerve damage from t Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash clearly isn't himself this season. Nash has dealt with multiple injuries from his back, hamstring, neck and even nerve damage from t Rating:
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Lakers News: Steve Nash Says Injuries Taken ‘Turn For The Worse’

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a01-ear1-nash-28-4_3_r536_c534Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash clearly isn’t himself this season. Nash has dealt with multiple injuries from his back, hamstring, neck and even nerve damage from the broken leg suffered last season.

Nash’s body is mess right now and it may have become clear to the veteran that the end of his basketball career is much closer than once thought. Nash missed the second half of last night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to back pain and was emotional following the loss via Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com:

“It’s tough,” Nash said after the game. “I hesitate to even talk about it now because it’s probably not a good time. I’m a little emotional. It’s hard. I really want to play and I really want to play the way I am accustomed to playing.”

Although Nash hasn’t lost the desire to play or battle through his endless string of injuries, the Lakers’ floor general does admit that things have only gotten worse via McMenamin:

“I’m trying to play through it but at the same time be smart and try to overcome what I can and see,” said Nash, who added that the same issues had been bothering him for the last several weeks. “But it’s taken a bit of a turn for the worse.”

It’ll be interesting to see what direction Nash takes after a visit with Dr. Robert Watkins on Monday. Many have begun to speculate that retirement might be on the horizon for Nash with these injuries being overwhelming at this point in time.

Currently, Nash is one of the few players on the Lakers roster that is under contract for next season. The soon-to-be 40-year-old is set to make $9.7 million next season and has been reluctant to talk about retirement with so much left on his deal.

Along with retirement becoming a popular topic with Nash as of late, the trade rumors have also begun to circulate with the Toronto Raptors potentially interested in acquiring the Canada native. With persistent injury problems at an advanced age, it’ll be extremely difficult to move Nash’s contract, but if the Raptors are truly interested, the Lakers may pull the trigger.

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  • C*HarrisTHEboss

    Its time to call a spade a spade and admit Nash is done

  • Daryl Peek

    It’s time to shut him down for the moment. The constant back and forth is not good for the team. I feel Nash gives us the best chance to win long term this season but he and MDA must concede on realistic goals on what’s best for the team right now.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    I have watched his games lately and it appears he is injured.His lack productivity is proof he is on the fast decline that many all time greats have experienced when nearing retirement.

  • Jim213

    IMO, may be best to step down unless he’s willing to give it another shot down the line. Then he should consider Toronto though it may be more of a marketing move for them rather than an important move for the future long term success of that franchise. But given the Lakers struggles it’s not viable to keep Nash if current management has a quick turn around in mind.

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