The Lakers Shouldn't Sign Steve Nash

Steve Nash is NOT the Lakersí Answer

5/24/12 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Apr. 25, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns guard (13) Steve Nash is greeted by the coaching staff on the bench  after walking off off the court for the final time of the season in the second half against the San Antonio Spurs at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIREHeading into this offseason, its very clear that the Lakers will need to make some changes, especially at the point guard position. This is one area they really need help. Veteran guard Steve Nash is a free agent this year, but he is not the answer for the Lakers.

The NBA is getting younger and the talent is faster and more athletic. While Steve Nash in his prime was easily on pf the best point guards in the game, this is no longer the case. He can still create shots, help his team and provide veteran leadership but that’s not all that the Lakers need. They have veteran leadership in Kobe Bryant, and Sessions can be a much better point guard once he has a chance to really fall in line with the team. We've seen that Sessions creates shots easily, when he's playing aggressively.

The biggest reason the Lakers don’t need Nash though is that they don’t need someone that slow. We just saw what the Oklahoma Thunder did to Lakers, and what the Denver Nuggets tried to do. The Lakers need the young talent that will keep them in the game.

Another reason the Lakers can not get Steve Nash is his salary. They are already looking to cut down on the payroll, not increase it. They would need to trade Pau, Bynum or Metta, or amnesty one of them to even make Nash a fiscally feasible choice.

Nash is still a great player and can lead a team in the NBA, but he is not the right fit for the Lakers. 
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7/11/12   |   mikeyintheoc1   |   35 respect

kennyfugginpowers wrote:
The league is getting younger and faster? Since when is that the pedigree for an NBA championship? Last time I checked the veteran Dallas Mavericks won it all last year, the Spurs are the favorites to take it this year. Who won it in 09' and 10'? a lakers squad that was not young and fast. How about that 08 Celtics team? or the spurs the year before?  If you want to be in the hype machine and be talked about, get a young explosive player and a fast team. if you want to outlast those flashy teams, get a strong veteran team.

One thing about point guards is their numbers can be misleading or inflated. Look at a guy like Kyle Lowry, he is young and puts up good numbers, but he can't control the game like Nash. Steve can run an offense like no other. That is pretty attractive to a team like the lakers who have Mike Brown as their head coach with no direction or style on the offensive end. Nash was never the fastest guy or anything but he still pushes the tempo. He has amazing court vision and makes great decisions. Ramon Sessions is the opposite. 

to say he is not the right fit is just absurd.
Sessions? if he can create shots and do great things when he is aggressive why is he not agressive all the time? that is key. when did he stop being aggressive and fade out? oh at the most critical time, the playoffs. no ne cares if he looks good during a regular season game at home versus the golden state warriors. he was manhandled by westbrook. and it affected him mentally. He is not built for the big stage to take on those guys like Chris Paul, Westbrook, or Lawson.

Look at that Phoenix Suns team this year, Steve Nash was the heart and soul, he pretty much carried that team to being a near playoff team. pretty remarkable. The lakers wouldnt be asking him to carry the team, They have Kobe Bryant as well as two other all stars who could be traded for different all stars.

I like to go back and read older post's like this one and see how someone had it pretty much spot on after the fact.  Nash going to the Lakers is great. Nash, sure a little slower these days. Does he play smothering defense, well nope he sure doesn't. But a revival of Showtime is quite possible with Steve feeding the Big's. Here's to a great Lake' season.

5/29/12   |   alainpeartree   |   6860 respect

I say send Nash to the Knicks- - - - - he'll make Carmelo and Stoudemire play together and JR Smith and Novack better players- Please go east  old man!

5/25/12   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

(Edited by kantwistaye)

We don't have a PG who can play defense anyway.  May as well improve the offensive side if we can. I get your point, and its a valid concern, but we're not really hurting anything here.

5/25/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17641 respect

I do not want Steve "Ole Defense" Nash on the Lakers, we already have Pau that plays Ole Defense and Bynum that plays when he wants to. We don't need Nash too, Bryant and Peace can't defend all 5 positions at once.

5/25/12   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Nash is perfect for the Lakers if he wants it.  Unbelievable shooter, including from the outside which the Lakers so desperately need, and will get a good amount of good easy points in transition.  If he's interested, and I don't know why his first choice wouldn't be Miami, the Lakers got to see if they can make it work.  Its win now.  Steve Nash is now.

5/25/12   |   kennyfugginpowers   |   1 respect

The league is getting younger and faster? Since when is that the pedigree for an NBA championship? Last time I checked the veteran Dallas Mavericks won it all last year, the Spurs are the favorites to take it this year. Who won it in 09' and 10'? a lakers squad that was not young and fast. How about that 08 Celtics team? or the spurs the year before?  If you want to be in the hype machine and be talked about, get a young explosive player and a fast team. if you want to outlast those flashy teams, get a strong veteran team.

One thing about point guards is their numbers can be misleading or inflated. Look at a guy like Kyle Lowry, he is young and puts up good numbers, but he can't control the game like Nash. Steve can run an offense like no other. That is pretty attractive to a team like the lakers who have Mike Brown as their head coach with no direction or style on the offensive end. Nash was never the fastest guy or anything but he still pushes the tempo. He has amazing court vision and makes great decisions. Ramon Sessions is the opposite. 

to say he is not the right fit is just absurd.
Sessions? if he can create shots and do great things when he is aggressive why is he not agressive all the time? that is key. when did he stop being aggressive and fade out? oh at the most critical time, the playoffs. no ne cares if he looks good during a regular season game at home versus the golden state warriors. he was manhandled by westbrook. and it affected him mentally. He is not built for the big stage to take on those guys like Chris Paul, Westbrook, or Lawson.

Look at that Phoenix Suns team this year, Steve Nash was the heart and soul, he pretty much carried that team to being a near playoff team. pretty remarkable. The lakers wouldnt be asking him to carry the team, They have Kobe Bryant as well as two other all stars who could be traded for different all stars.

5/25/12   |   kennyfugginpowers   |   1 respect

(Edited by kennyfugginpowers)

The league is getting younger and faster? Since when is that the pedigree for an NBA championship? Last time I checked the veteran Dallas Mavericks won it all last year, the Spurs are the favorites to take it this year. Who won it in 09' and 10'? a lakers squad that was not young and fast. How about that 08 Celtics team? or the spurs the year before?  If you want to be in the hype machine and be talked about, get a young explosive player and a fast team. if you want to outlast those flashy teams, get a strong veteran team.

One thing about point guards is their numbers can be misleading or inflated. Look at a guy like Kyle Lowry, he is young and puts up good numbers, but he can't control the game like Nash. Steve can run an offense like no other. That is pretty attractive to a team like the lakers who have Mike Brown as their head coach with no direction or style on the offensive end. Nash was never the fastest guy or anything but he still pushes the tempo. He has amazing court vision and makes great decisions. Ramon Sessions is the opposite. 

Sessions? if he can create shots and do great things when he is aggressive why is he not agressive all the time? that is key. when did he stop being aggressive and fade out? oh at the most critical time, the playoffs. no one cares if he looks good during a regular season game at home versus the golden state warriors. he was manhandled by westbrook. and it affected him mentally. He is not built for the big stage to take on those guys like Chris Paul, Westbrook, or Lawson.

Look at that Phoenix Suns team this year, Steve Nash was the heart and soul, he pretty much carried that team to being a near playoff team. pretty remarkable. The lakers wouldnt be asking him to carry the team, They have Kobe Bryant as well as two other all stars who could be traded for different all stars.


to say he is not the right fit is just absurd.