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#1 lakersince75

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 02:40 PM

I'm not sure it this topic has been touched on and I've been away from the site for a while but I want to know if you really think Steve Nash is the answer  ????



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 02:46 PM

Steve Nash was never the answer. Was supposed to help alleviate Kobe from ball-handling duties, but IMO has failed this season. And he is just as much of a liability on defense as Fisher was as our starting PG.

 

Just think of it this way, with Nash or not, this season has been a complete failure.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 02:49 PM

In before this thread fills up with people wanting to deal Nash away.  I'd rather have him still over Fisher. At least he can run plays, make shots and the like.


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 02:50 PM

Lol..

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Nash is a piece of a puzzle.

 

 

What does this even mean?



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 02:50 PM

Nash didnt fail, but we went through a huge stretch that didnt help Nash's case ... Nash's presence is important.. Makes kobe more of a scorer even seeing that kobe handles the ball while Nash is playing ..

 

 

In the case today, If nash played Kobe wouldve guarded CP3 .. Nash is a better decision maker than Blake even if he stands as a spot shooter ..



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 02:50 PM

We miss Nash's offense, not his defense.

But we miss his shooting. He's an upgrade offensively and playmaking from any point guard we've had in a long time.

But he was never "the" answer, he was a piece of the puzzle. Dwight at 100 percent is an answer and one more consistent bench player(once Jamison leaves after this year). Nash is a big help offensively and a key piece of this team, but "answer" no.

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Posted April 07, 2013 - 03:25 PM

Couldn't this just go here:

 

http://lakernation.c...eve-nash/page-2


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 04:16 PM

CP3 was the real answer. But hey thanks stern.

 

 

Steve Nash still fits the Short-term goals. 


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Posted April 07, 2013 - 04:28 PM

I never thought he was the answer, tbh. I didn't like the signing in the first place. Too old, too bad on defense.



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Posted April 07, 2013 - 04:33 PM

Spreads the floor, 50/40/90 shooting, has a high IQ, what more can we ask of a 39 year old? 


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 06:01 AM

I'm not sure it this topic has been touched on and I've been away from the site for a while but I want to know if you really think Steve Nash is the answer  ????

 

In the Fisher role = Nash is effective.

 

But when he is asked to run the offense & get every1 involved he cant do it for this Laker team without any reliable spot up shooters & bigs that can hit mid range shot with consistensy. No1 say Pau cuz Pau cant shoot & doesnt want to shoot anymore! For the price & wasted draft picks = NO Nash was not worth it. Morris should be getting time when Blake gets stripped 3 possessions in a row trying to bring ball up court & misses 4 wideopen 3s. Hell if you need defense at PG play Morris. If you want a ball handler use Duhon more instead of Kobe so damn much. its easier for these teams to take Kobe out of the game with his shooting when he has to be the PG to appease his weak minded cast. then when Kobe gets pissed & over tries on offense to get shots off he is back to resorting to poor shot selection.


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 07:30 AM

He's a great locker room presence, a wonderful playmaker, and he can still shoot very, very well. Of course he's a heck of a defensive liability but that was known from the jump. The "moves" (or lack thereof) the FO made didn't help minimize our glaring defensive weaknesses either. 


I say keep him, and get a younger PG to come under his wing for when he retires.


Edited by Murdercassette, April 08, 2013 - 07:32 AM.


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Posted April 08, 2013 - 09:45 AM

Wish we could have got a defensive minded pg that could spread the floor....


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Posted April 09, 2013 - 05:24 AM

Steve Nash was never THE answer, but he was a massive upgrade at the point and despite signing a bit heavy contract i think signing him was a no-brainer. At 39 he is still an incredible player, who is willing and capable of fitting into whatever system he is put in.

 

Like Pau, we just need to put the right players around him. Meeks may not be that guy, due to his limited size and defense but if we somehow could get a tough combo guard who can play good defense i think we would be fine. Avery Bradley would be the perfect guy, but i doubt Boston would trade him. Other options would be George Hill from Indiana - he is a very solid defender and would be able to play both as a 1 and a 2.



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Posted April 09, 2013 - 07:30 AM

Wish we could have got a defensive minded pg that could spread the floor....

 

Agreed, I think his age is now relieving itself. I think we are better without Nash 


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Posted April 09, 2013 - 08:11 AM

Nash is an effective shooter, good passer, and better than anything else the lakers have had this year at the pg position. Only way he isn't a laker is if he retires.

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Posted April 09, 2013 - 08:33 AM

In before this thread fills up with people wanting to deal Nash away.  I'd rather have him still over Fisher. At least he can run plays, make shots and the like.

 

Part of me kinda wants Fisher because he's so good at drawing charges


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Posted April 09, 2013 - 10:21 AM

Steve Nash should have never been signed by the Lakers at the age of 38. 



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Posted April 09, 2013 - 11:19 AM

For us in particular, I don't think he's really what we needed. 

 

Really his only problem is his defense, but he's never been good at it and he's 39. *shrugs*



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Posted April 09, 2013 - 11:21 AM

People need to stop always going for "he's tha answer" or jump to "we're better without jhim"

NO we aren't better without Nash.

We just don't need him as the starter if we MUST start Gasol with Howard.

Nash coming off the bench scoring 15 we'd need, possibly in during late game situations, yes is very much needed.

Wish people weren't so "start or bust!"

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