They have to see what his market value is at.
Despite what people are saying he actually did well this season. Was injured earlier, but still managed to pull out 50 games with good efficiency. The problem is that to trade him we probably need to take back a bad contract which I doubt the Lakers are interested in. I do think Toronto could be interested and perhaps even a team like NY or Boston - perhaps not those two specifically, but teams that lack offense and have an elite perimeter defender. Nash with Blake as the back-up is a liability, but Nash with Avery Bradley or Iman Shumpert is a different story. (Nash, Hill, Meeks to Boston for Rondo + filler? or Hill-Meeks for Bradley?)
If we can’t move him, I think we need to move someone else on the team for a good perimeter defender.
Another point, as bad as his contract sounds (almost 30 million for 3 years), it’s not that bad. If he plays well next season, no problem. If not, he can be moved as an expiring in 2014 OR waived using the “stretch-provision”.
Yet another point: Under the new CBA teams are required to spend a certain amount of money on player salaries. That means that some teams could be willing to take on Nash’s two-year deal this summer, to meet the demands of the new CBA and avoid overpaying someone else long-term. For instance, Sacramento are going to re-sign Tyreke Evans, have a strong front-court, but is still a total mess in the back-court where everyone are one-on-one-players. Nash could help clean up that locker-room.
yes Nash was still basically 50/40/90 Well actually he shot 49.7 from the field and 43 percent from the three point line and shot 92% from the free throw line while never being 100 percent and averaged 12 points(right around his average) and 6 assists(the ONLY reason his assists total was low was because he played off ball to Kobe a majority of the time, and whenever we played a style that netted him 10 or more assists we lost so it was more effective to have him off-ball anyway.
If he played most of the season injured and averaged 49 from the field and 43 percent from the three regardless then maybe when he's healthy from the start of next season and fully used to being off ball to Kobe he'll average more points.
But if you want a point guard playing off ball to Kobe, which is required unless we get a point guard like Chris Paul, then you'd want that off ball point guard shooting 50 percent from the field and 40% from the three point line.
nash can be one of our biggest offensive weapons we have on this team if we use him right, WHICH we did, nearing the end of the season, don't expect him to miss the shots he gets playing off ball when he's 100%.
I swear, how some people act like 50/40/90 is useless and easily replaceable all while playing his heart out FOR US while injured, people talk about him like he's garbage.
What? Did you expect Nash to average3 20/5 his first season with us? He's currently the best shooter on the team and our best off ball weapon which actually would deter defenses from collapsing on Kobe so much. We didn't get to see it too much because he had a freak accident to start the season and wasn't 100% when he returned but he was still an important factor and it hurt when we only had maybe 40% of him against San Antonio, but when he showed flashes and made the shots he got, Pop had to call time outs to stop the momentum.
Nash is going to have a bounceback year, and no point guard that you would trade Nash for is going to be given up by the team that has him.
So best bet is to hope Nash comes back healthy next season and in shape, all signs are pointing to that he will.
What he needed after dealing with the injury(s) was rest. It was his decision to return so soon and play his heart out for us. To shun that seems ungrateful and it wasn't like he WASN'T effective.
Expecting Nash to average 20/7 is like expecting Dwight to average 28/15.
Know your personnel. And closing down the season, we did. he's our best off ball weapon and that is what he should play to wind down his career, asking the best shooting point guard of all time(currently) in the twilight of his career to do any different at this point is silly.
There are many more areas this team needs to improve, losing Nash would fix none of them to the extent of turning a season around or making a difference in the season in general.
Focus on the weaknesses of our wings and defense there. That's where we were hurt.
fyi in 10 of the final 15 games he played for us he posted stat lines like this across 10 of them.
15/10 against Atlanta
20/4 against OKC
22/2 against Toronto(The comeback which Kobe got ALL credit for and Nash was forgotten)
16/4 against Chicago
15/9 against Indiana
19/12 against Sacramento
19/4 against Phoenix
21/7/9 against Golden State
16/8 against Minn
16/6 against Milwaukee
That's an average of 17.9 / 6.6 or 17/6 if we don't want to round up.
(ironically Real Deal said earlier in the season that once Nash got acclimated to playing off ball to Kobe he'd average around 17/5... pretty scarily on point if you ask me)
and then he was injured against Sacramento and we lost him for the rest of the season but still wasn't even 100% during these games either and he had a LOT to do with our 28/12 close the season run as well even though ALL of the credit for that was deservedly given to Kobe, but Nash was forgot about for the things he did in that run and it's a shame, and it's easy to tell since people are actually talking about trading him when he was one of the guys who was one of our greatest weapons down the second half of the season not named Kobe Bryant while playing injured mind you. But who cares about all that apparently?
He's useless right?
Our season was split into two halves, the second half was when we actually had an identity and THOSE are the numbers Nash put up when he had the off ball identity to Kobe Bryant.
But he's useless right?
Some of you fans can be a generation of "Don't know what you got till its gone" 's sometimes.
But I digress. We all are at one point or another.
So no problem.
But Nash was FAR from useless and shouldn't be treated and bashed the way he has been by the section of the forum that develops ESPN-like amnesia sometimes.
Edited by Majesty, May 14, 2013 - 01:19 AM.