Mike D'Antoni Wants Steve Nash Back On The Court
Source: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports
The back/root nerve problem that has Steve Nash sidelined the next two weeks at least (expect longer) is the same one that had him out during the playoffs last year and really stems back to the broken leg and nerve issue he suffered at the start of last season.
Some Lakers fans, seeing little productivity and $9.7 million on the books next season for him, want to see Steve Nash retire.
Nash has said thats not in his plans and Mike DAntoni pushed back on the idea speaking to the Los Angeles Times Tuesday.
Theres always going to be a debate but were not going to debate it, talk about it, Lakers Coach Mike DAntoni said Tuesday. Hes going to try to get ready, hes going to try to play and were going to try to win. Its really simple for us. Its not real difficult.
While there is the possibility of a medical retirement that would wipe Nash off the books for next season the odds are long the Lakers team doctor has to declare him medically unfit to play, the league doctor has to verify those findings and he cant play in more than 10 games this season (hes already been in six).