Agree. The hate on Nash is BS and so is a lot of the hate against the Lakers.
2011-12. Nash was an all-star with a PER of 20.
2012-13. Nash started the season with a broken leg and played in 2-3 different systems and still posted a PER of 16.
2011-12. Jose Calderon posted a PER of 16.7
2012-13. Jose Calderon posted a PER of 18.2
Calderon is a horrid defender - the worst in the league and a lot worse than Nash - yet he just signed a 4-yr 30 million deal with Dallas, that people seem to like. Nash had all odds against him last season and still played well when he was on the court.
I expect Nash to bounce back this season and while he wont make any all-star teams, I think he'll outplay Calderon.
Another point: Why is it, that everyone project Dallas to be better than LA this year?
An aging Dirk, Marion, Calderon, Carter and Dalembert with Monta Ellis - who has a knack for dragging a team down - and Devin Harris.