[Introduction] According to the “Los Angeles Daily News” report on January 21, , Nash’s salary this season is as high as 9.7 million US dollars, but because of
Injury, Nash was unable to play all season.
Scott said that he has no problem with Nash’s white-collar salary so much, and hopes that Nash can come back and join the team’s coaching staff to guide the team’s point guards.
When the Lakers played away against the Suns yesterday, the name of Steve Nash was brought up again. In Phoenix, Nash had won two regular season MVPs.
But in stark contrast to his previous career, after joining the Lakers in 2012, Nash suffered from constant injuries.
In the 2012-13 season, Nash played 50 games. Last season, Nash only played 15 of them. In this season, Nash announced his season reimbursement early due to injury.
“I have always expected to have a player like Nash,” Scott said. “I have watched him play for many years. For his basketball career, I am full of admiration for him.”
After that, he stayed away from the team for most of the time. Scott expected Nash to come back and coach the team’s point guards, especially rookie Jordan Clarkson.
“I still haven’t given up hope on that,” Scott said.
“I still expect him to come back and Nash doesn’t have to do much, even if it’s just a quick chat with Jordan Clarkson to help him develop. But as we’ve been saying all season, it’s up to Nash to feel right.
Although Nash didn’t stay with the team often, he didn’t completely disappear either.
It is reported that when the Lakers were about to embark on the journey of the Christmas game, Nash went to the airport to see the team off, and at Christmas, Nash and Kupchak also met and had dinner together, but recently, Nash
On vacation in Argentina.
In the next half of the season, Nash will continue to be absent. This season, Nash’s salary is 9.7 million US dollars. When Scott was asked what opinion he had on Nash’s white-collar salary, Scott said,
No, Kupchak and I can understand that a player has been in the league for many years, and now it’s time to have to retire, and we won’t put pressure on him.”
In fact, Clarkson once said that Nash would send him messages on a regular basis and would give him some advice to help him adapt to the rhythm of the NBA faster.
“When I was young, I watched him play, and I hope he can guide me by my side. If he can be around me, I believe I can definitely get better.”
Although there are 3 point guards in the Lakers lineup this season, Kobe has the most assists per game with 5.7.
With a top pass master like Nash on the line, Kobe must be willing to focus more on shooting.
During the Suns period, Nash brought out such an excellent point guard as Dragic. If Nash can return to the team, Jeremy Lin and Clarkson will definitely benefit a lot.
His career shooting percentage is 49%, and his three-point shooting percentage is as high as 42.8%. In addition to exquisite passing, Nash’s shooting ability is also the top among NBA players. If there is Nash’s guidance, perhaps Price and Jeremy Lin’s shooting
It will be more stable, and in this way, the burden on Kobe will be lightened.