Contrary to everyone that was saying Steve Nash's season was a failure here, an article from our very own Pincus shows a bit of a different side
Steve Nash was effective in revised role
By Eric Pincus
Steve Nash was acquired last summer by the Lakers in a trade with the Phoenix Suns. After 16 seasons in the league, Nash came to the Lakers as a future Hall of Fame point guard but he gradually evolved into a shooting guard next to Kobe Bryant.
Injuries complicated the season as the 39-year-old Nash missed significant stretches. A collision with Damian Lillard of the Portland Trail Blazers saw Nash sit from the second half of that game on Oct. 31 to Dec. 22 as he dealt with a leg fracture and nerve issues.
Through his first 16 games after coming back from the injury, he averaged 9.2 assists a game, but the Lakers won just five of 16 games (31.3%).
After a Jan. 23 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, the team held a meeting that led to Coach Mike D'Antoni shifting his offensive philosophy. The pace slowed significantly as Bryant took over as the offense's primary initiator.
One of the team's biggest victories of the season was at home against the Toronto Raptors, a wild overtime finish won by way of a number of Bryant heroics. Nash had 22 points on seven-of-13 shooting from the field and four-of six from three-point range -- but just two assists. Bryant had 41 points and 12 assists.
Full Article here: http://www.latimes.c...0,2790563.story
Edited by Majesty, May 08, 2013 - 04:28 PM.