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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lakers Injury Update: Steve Nash injuries back carrying bags


By on 10/16/2014 08:00:00 AM

Los Angeles Lakers resident senior Steve Nash has injured his back yet again, according to ESPN. The former two-time MVP did so carrying bags.
Isn't that what the rookies are supposed to do—carry the bags?

The NBA's oldest active player at age 40 refuses to retire in order to keep receiving those grandiose checks: Nash is in the last year of his $9.7 million deal, and it is believed that this season, his 19th, will be his last. Lakers head coach Byron Scott spoke candidly on his point guard's status:
It's a concern because, from my standpoint, I've got to kind of figure out if he's going to be able to play every day or not, if he's going to be able to play every other game, or which games he can play. Obviously, in the next couple of weeks, we've got some time to come to a conclusion to this whole situation. 
The combination of sympathy and frustration is understood, since he is the oldest player in the league but also takes up a significant chunk of the Lakers' salary cap which could be distributed to athletes who can play every night.

Nash averaged 6.8 points and 5.7 assists through 40 games last season, a significant dip relative to his career averages of 14.3 and 8.5.

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