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Nick Young on Playing With Nash: ‘Any Given Play He Can Just Find You’ Reviewed by Momizat on . The Lakers took on the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday night but fell, 124-112. Steve Nash has missed most of the season dealing with a nerve irritation, but was The Lakers took on the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday night but fell, 124-112. Steve Nash has missed most of the season dealing with a nerve irritation, but was Rating: 0
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Nick Young on Playing With Nash: ‘Any Given Play He Can Just Find You’

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The Lakers took on the Portland Trail Blazers Tuesday night but fell, 124-112. Steve Nash has missed most of the season dealing with a nerve irritation, but was available for Tuesday’s game and put up a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists.

Following the loss, Nick Young was not surprised Nash can still play at a high level, according to TWC SportsNet:

“Yeah, he’s a big time player. You just gotta look out. Any given play he can just find you, and that’s big. He’s been big for me coming off the bench with me. We got our little plays written down, and I know when he comes out I gotta be prepared.”

When Nash is on the court, he is constantly looking to get other teammates involved. His 10 assists Tuesday night came in just under 22 minutes of playing time. Nash similarly dropped 11 assists in 18 minutes during a March 21 matchup against the Washington Wizards.

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Nash currently has the fourth most assists in NBA history and is known as an elite playmaker. Unfortunately, injuries have cut Nash’s Laker career short. Appearing against the Blazers, Nash has only played in 13 games this season and 63 total over the last two years.

Nash’s injury problems have been a concern for the Lakers all year. Even if Nash plays in a game, his minutes are often limited. Nash commonly sits out the second game of back-to-backs and he’s doubtful to play in Wednesday’s game against the Sacramento Kings.

Nash is signed on with the Lakers for another year, and the Lakers are expected to eat up his $9.7 million salary instead of using the stretch provision. Nash admitted his future is uncertain, but will be spending the summer resting. The Lakers will be looking to bounce back next season with or without Nash healthy.
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  • Daryl Peek

    Props to Kaman for keeping it 100! So much for the nefarious agenda of MDA VS. the big’s this season. As I’ve said all season, player development was a goal this season and the injuries accelerated that directive unfortunately.

    • Zimmeredge

      Possible retirement at the end of this season though. It´s kinda sad for both sides he wants to keep playing and we need to use him as much as we can. We can use his leadership with our bench guys. He cańt play long stretches of minutes during a game but if he can spend just 10-15minutes on the floor night in night out he would be great asset for next season. To lead or young lads especially KM

      • Veneno

        KM will be lucky to be in the D league next year. That donkey sucks

  • ra

    Well …. yeah. A healthy Steve Nash is a great PG. Some of his moves are better than Chris Paul’s. He actually elevated the PG style of play in the last decade (of course, hard to top Magic & Stockton).

    It’s ‘way too bad’ that we never saw Steve actually work it for enough of a portion of all seasons he’s been here. If he were healthy last year, it might have turned out differently with Dwight Howard, and even Kobe (may not have injured – may have played less?). It’s like a ripple effect – and we never saw the ‘day after day’ excitement that Steve Nash produced while he was with the Suns. Too bad.

    Both Kobe & Nash at the end of their careers – here in LA.

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