Steve Nash just wants to enjoy his final year as a professional basketball player. He will retire at the end of the season, but it has not got off to the best of starts.
NASH TO BE BENCHED AS LIN LOOKS LIKELY TO START
Los Angeles Lakers’ Steve Nash looks likely to spend his last season in the NBA as a second-string guard to Jeremy Lin.
Nash is currently suffering from lower back pains, while he was carrying his gym bag earlier in the week, and has been told to rest before the new season starts.
Via the LA Daily News:
I don’t know. That is something I’m definitely thinking about it,” Scott said on Tuesday at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. “Is it in our best interest to start Jeremy [Lin] or Ronnie [Price] or do we wait day by day, game by game? We’ll play these last five preseason games out. We’ll figure it out from there.”
“Whatever position he calls me to, I’ll do my best. It doesn’t change that much to me,” Lin said. “No question I want to be a starter. But it’s one of those things that game by game it changes so much.”
“He’s one of the best point guards ever to play the game,” Scott said of Nash, who won two NBA MVP awards and ranks third on the league’s all-time assists list. “His experience and knowledge of the game and the way he makes everybody out there better. Obviously if he’s out there and healthy, he makes us a better basketball team.”
JR SMITH IS THE NEW DENNIS RODMAN, SAYS RODMAN
I bet the New York Knicks sixth man is happy with that. I think…
Dennis Rodman recently tweeted a message of good luck to Phil Jackson and the Knicks for the upcoming season, then had a message for Smith.
“Sending love to the zen master @PhilJackson11 and the @nyknicksfor this season. Good luck to @therealjrsmith who is the new Dennis Rodman.”
It’s what he said.
TO EUROPE FOR ONE STORY…
MACCABI TO REPLACE TYUS?
Euroleague and Israeli champions Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv could be releasing Alex Tyus due to persistent injuries. ONE.co.il has reported.
Tyus could miss up to two weeks of action and the club are thinking about a replacement to replace the American.