Coming home from celebrating the fourth of July, I find out that the Lakers have received PG Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns. I was like WTF?! Is this for real?? I believe so. All the Lakers had to give up was their trade exception that they received from the Dallas Mavericks in the Lamar Odom trade, and will have to absorb Nash’s contract in the sign-and-trade deal.
Steve Nash’s contract will be 3 years, for $25 million. The Lakers have enough room to get this and the exception had helped a lot with the contract. I believe this move is a big step forward, even though they needed to get younger. Nash will be able to set up all the people around him and even be a threat to shoot. They have been looking for someone like this, but the problem is that he is old now. I still expect Kobe to get the scoring load and handle the ball, but we will see how this works out in the season.
Get ready Los Angeles to have a nice season with their new veteran point guard Steve Nash!
P.S. I hear rumors about the Lakers trying to get Dwight Howard for Andrew Bynum and Metta World Peace. If this is true, and this really happens, more well-known players should flock a bit more to them and be able to fill in some needs for the bench squad.