Steve Nash RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lakers' Nash injures back carrying bags

    ESPN Los Angeles "The Los Angeles Lakers said point guard Steve Nash injured his back carrying bags Wednesday, forcing him to miss practice for the third straight day and raising more questions about the 40-year-old's availability going forward. Lakers coach Byron Scott said the team was still gathering..." October 16

  • Byron Scott Says Jeremy Lin Could Start for Lakers

    Silver Screen And Roll "When he gets healthy, Lin could potentially move into a starting role for the Lakers. The Lakers concluded another day of training camp today, with most of the news coming out of the session once again concerning (what else?) injured players. Regarding Nash and Lin, Byron Scott also stated..." October 15

  • Steve Nash Dealing With Similar Issues From Last Season

    Lakers Nation "On Sunday, Steve Nash sat out the second half in the 116-75 loss to the Golden State Warriors. While it was initially reported as Nash just resting, it was later revealed that the point guard is dealing with a “little sciatica problem” and his status for Thursday’s game is uncertain. While head..." October 15

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Lin might become the Lakers' starting PG instead of Nash, Byron Scott said. He's still weighing what to do with the situation.

  • Kobe, Nash to start in preseason home opener

    ESPN Los Angeles "Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash will start in the backcourt again for the Los Angeles Lakers in their second preseason game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday. Both started together Monday for the first time since March 30, 2013, and Thursday will mark the first time since March 23, 2013..." October 09

  • Lakers, Steve Nash both cautious and optimistic about health

    L.A. Daily News "The enthusiasm in Steve Nash’s voice sounded infectious. His smile widened as he spoke. And the Lakers guard appeared relaxed after nearly completing a week of training camp in which he flourished on the court without injuring himself. Nash has spent the past four months in this state,..." October 06

  • Lakers' Nick Young, Steve Nash deal with their injuries

    Los Angeles Times "Lakers forward Nick Young still had his sense of humor Saturday after acknowledging he was "a little scared" when he learned Friday a torn ligament in his right thumb would sideline him six to eight weeks. Lakers guard Steve Nash was more nonchalant when he talked about how he rolled his left..." October 06

  • Report: Steve Nash looks good in scrimmages, ‘nerve issue’ has improved this summer

    Pro Basketball Talk "Steve Nash struggled to stay healthy last year, and was limited to just 15 games thanks to a nerve issue that resulted from a broken leg he had suffered the previous season. Nash was always going to come back for the final year of his deal with the Lakers, because it was simply too much money..." September 24

  • Lakers Officially Won’t Use Stretch Provision On Steve Nash

    Lakers Nation "Heading into the NBA off-season, the future was uncertain for two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash. The veteran point guard struggled with injuries once again last season playing in only 15 games and a total of 65 games over the two-year span with the Los Angeles Lakers. Despite the persistent injury..." September 03

  • Steve Nash has no interest in becoming an NBA head coach

    Pro Basketball Talk "Veteran point guards jumping straight into head coaching positions has become a hot trend as of late, with Jason Kidd taking the Nets job last season and Derek Fisher signing up for the gig with the Knicks under the tutelage of Phil Jackson this summer. Steve Nash has one year remaining on his..." June 24

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    No Nash or Kaman tonight, per D'Antoni.

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    As expected, no Gasol, Nash or Kaman tonight vs. Memphis. Henry, Bazemore & Bryant have already been ruled out for the season, of course.

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Nash said he felt a "bite" in his hamstring. Thinks the setback will likely end his season.

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    Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

    Nick Young "looked ok" at today's practice & is expected to play vs. LAC according to coach D'Antoni. Gasol & Nash are out for Sunday.

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Steve Nash says that tonight vs. DAL will likely be the last game he plays this season.

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Steve Nash said ankle issue not related to nerves, but he won't play tomorrow vs Sacramento

  • Report: Lakers to keep Steve Nash through next year "The question with the Lakers as it pertains to often-injured point guard Steve Nash is whether to bite bullet on his $9.7 million salary for next year in the last year of his contract or use the stretch provision afforded in the CBA to waive him (spreading his money out over multiple seasons but..." March 31

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Steve Nash says he won't play on this trip. Aiming to return next week

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    Chris Herring @HerringWSJ

    D'Antoni says Nash and Gasol are officially out for tonight's game. Kaman starts.

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Steve Nash got treatment during practice on Saturday and is considered a gametime decision for Sunday

  • Lakers Nash to play Friday against Wizards "Steve Nash will play for the Los Angeles Lakers Friday. According to a report from the Los Angeles Daily News, the veteran point guard participated in a non-contact practice Thursday and expects to suit up Friday against the Washington Wizards. Nash has struggled with nerve irritation in his..." March 21

  • D'Antoni changes tune on Nash return

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni opened the door for the chance that Steve Nash could return at some point this season after the veteran guard supposedly shut it down last week because of nerve root irritation in his back and hamstrings. "It's still a possibility," D'Antoni said..." March 20

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Nash told me on Friday in OKC that he's continuing to work to stay in game shape, and could potentially be available. Stay tuned.

  • Steve Nash won't retire: 'I want the money'

    Sporting News "Often times fans and analysts suspend reality when discussing athletes. Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash battled the backlash that comes with that approach in the third episode of Grantland's "The Finish Line" series, which chronicles his approach to coming back from injury. Nash has been..." March 15

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Mike D'Antoni officially closes the door on Steve Nash returning this season for the Lakers. "He's not going to play."

  • Steve Nash is still saying he wants to play next season "Steve Nash very well may be done for the rest of the season. But is he done for the rest of his career? “I want to come back for sure,” Nash told reporters on Monday. Nash is 40, and has only appeared in 10 games this season because of a number of injuries. But he's maintained that he wants..." March 04

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Mike D'Antoni says he "doubts" Steve Nash plays again this season, but wouldn't rule him out

  • Steve Nash: 'It's either back with the Lakers next year or I'm done'

    SB Nation "Steve Nash has seen the court just 10 times this season, and with the 40-year-old's health in serious question, so too is his future with the Los Angeles Lakers. In the second episode of a web series from, Nash remarked that if the Lakers choose to release him under the NBA's Stretch..." March 02

  • Mitch Kupchak on prospect of Steve Nash retiring after this season: ‘It’s his decision’

    Inside Socal "Instead of stuffing the box score with dazzling passes and swished shots both from beyond the arc and at the foul line, Steve Nash has spent his two seasons with the Lakers mostly stuffing the trainer’s room with too many ailments to count. A fractured left leg. Sore ankles. Bruised thighs. And..." February 22

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Nick Young (knee) is out for Wednesday. He did not practice. Steve Nash also did not practice and is doubtful tomorrow.

  • Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak doesn’t regret acquiring Steve Nash

    Sports Glory "Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has no regrets about acquiring Steve Nash, who has appeared in just 60 of the Lakers’ 135 games since his sign-and-trade deal from the Phoenix Suns. “Absolutely. No regrets,” Kupchak said prior to Thursday’s game against Oklahoma City. “You had a..." February 14

  • Steve Nash Likely Won’t Play Against Oklahoma City

    Lakers Nation "Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash has played well during his short time back from injury recently, but still can’t seem to stay healthy and likely won’t play tomorrow against the Oklahoma City Thunder. According to Lakers Nation reporter Serena Winters, Nash doesn’t think he’ll play on..." February 12

  • Steve Nash’s leg bothering him again, likely out until after All-Star break

    Pro Basketball Talk "Steve Nash played his 10th game for the Lakers Tuesday night (maybe now some Lakers fans will finally let go of the medical retirement stuff that was never going to happen anyway). And he aggravated his nerve root injury. Again. Nash tried to play through it but that didn’t work. He said the..." February 12

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    Mike Trudell @LakersReporter

    Steve Nash is out for the second half with nerve root irritation, the same issue that's plagued him all season.

  • Steve Nash re-injures left leg "Steve Nash exited the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the Chicago Bulls Sunday and did not return because of nerve irritation in his left leg. Nash will be re-evaluated Monday and was being held out of the final portion of the game "as a precaution," according to the team. Nash received..." February 10

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    Don't expect 48 minutes from Nash. He'll play first 5-8 minutes of game, then sit until 3rd quarter. Then he'll play 5-8 more mins.

  • Steve Nash, 2 others back in practice "The Los Angeles Lakers' long-awaited cavalry finally came in Thursday. Or at least part of it. Steve Nash, Steve Blake and Jordan Farmar returned to the practice floor, providing the point guard-depleted Lakers a sudden boon in the backcourt. All three guards are ruled out for the Lakers'..." January 30

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    janis carr @janiscarr

    Nash also said that he isnt playing Fri vs. Char "I havent practiced in 2 1/2 months" Thinks Tuesday might be a possibility.

  • Lakers' Steve Nash tweaks his back but could play Friday

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers, who have been riddled with injuries at point guard, expected veteran Steve Nash to practice Monday. But that plan was pushed back when Nash tweaked his back getting out of bed in the morning. "I'm fine," said Nash later in the day. He last played Nov. 10 and has played in only six..." January 28

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    KEVIN DING @KevinDing

    Just spoke to Nash, and he's excited about the chance to play again. Doesn't expect to play as soon as Friday, however. Hopefully next week.

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    D'Antoni says he hopes Nash can come back next Tuesday. Nash has been out since late November.

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    D'Antoni hopeful Kobe & Nash return Jan. 28 vs Indy. Both will be reevaluated after Grammy trip

  • Steve Nash aims for February return

    ESPN Los Angeles "The way Steve Nash sees it, if the next time he suits up for the Los Angeles Lakers goes south because of the chronic nerve issues in his back and hamstrings, it could be the last basketball he plays in his illustrious 18-year career. With that in mind, Nash is making sure he does as much as..." January 03

  • Steve Nash will move rehab efforts to Vancouver

    Sporting News "Los Angels Lakers point guard Steve Nash's effort to return to the basketball court will continue in Vancouver as he prepares for a possible February comeback, according to Nash had trouble with injury from the onset of his stay with the Lakers, as he suffered a fractured leg and..." January 03

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    Dave McMenamin @mcten

    Steve Nash went through some light shooting drills Sunday, but he's still 2-3 weeks away from being evaluated according to D'Antoni

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    Eric Pincus @EricPincus

    Steve Nash out 4 weeks still

  • Lakers' Steve Nash still uncertain of return

    Los Angeles Times "One-half of the Lakers' 30-something backcourt returned to action Sunday. But what about Steve Nash? "I don't know," the injury-riddled point guard said several hours before Kobe Bryant played against Toronto. "I had three good days of practice and I could play right now, but we don't really..." December 09

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Steve Nash said he hasn't determined when he'll return. D'Antoni think it's "doubtful" he plays Sunday vs. Toronto

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    Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

    Steve Nash said it's "very unlikely" he will play Fri vs. Sac. Nash practiced for 10 minutes today, plans to practice 15 tomorrow

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    Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan

    D'Antoni thinks Steve Nash will take part in Lakers practice Tuesday. Not entirely sure, though.