Lakers Making Push For Steve Nash

July 3 2012 at 8:58pm CDT By Michael Pina

The Lakers are making a late move to try and sign Steve Nash, tweets NBA.com reporter David Aldridge. The Raptors, Knicks, and Mavericks are three other teams in the mix.

From Aldridge's piece on NBA.com:

The Lakers, with a payroll already projected in excess of $83 million next season, would only be able to offer Nash an exception starting at $3.09 million for next season. It’s unlikely Nash would take that, so a sign-and-trade deal would be a more realistic possibility.

The Lakers do have a viable starting point guard they could send Phoenix in such a deal, Ramon Sessions, who became an unrestricted free agent after surprisingly opting out of the last year of his contract. Forwards Jordan Hill and Matt Barnes are also free agents.

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16 thoughts on “Lakers Making Push For Steve Nash

  1. Smart move but no cap space. Will Nash really take only the MLE? I guess if he wants to win a championship bad enough.

  2. This is the only team besides Miami that can actually offer him the chance to win a championship.

    1. Seeing as the Thunder will ensure the Lakers are done in the West for a while, you are pretty funny… did you already forget the beatdown they delivered?”

  3. Sessions and Hill for Nash. Hornets dont match the Gordon deal. Suns then sign Beasley.

    Sessions-Marshall
    Gordon- Redd
    Beasley- Dudley
    Morris-Hill–Frye
    Gortat-Lopez- Frye

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