Lakers Acquire Steve Nash Via Sign-And-Trade

July 10 2012 at 11:10pm CDT By Sean Highkin

JULY 10TH, 11:10pm: The sign-and-trade sending Nash from the Suns to the Lakers in exchange for four draft picks is official, tweets Mike Trudell of The Lakers confirmed the news in a press release.

JULY 4TH, 8:09pm: Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic tweets that the Suns will receive the Lakers' 2013 and 2015 first-round picks and their 2013 and 2014 second-round picks.

8:07pm: Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports updates Nash's contract to $27MM over three years. He adds in a separate tweet that the Suns receive $3MM in cash from the Lakers in the deal.

7:53pm: Marc Stein of reports that Nash's contract will be worth $25MM over three years.

7:30pm: The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a sign-and-trade that will send Steve Nash to Los Angeles for a package of future draft picks, KATR-AM Phoenix radio host John Gambadoro reports (via Twitter).

Details of Nash's contract with the Lakers are not yet known, but it can be assumed that the first year of his new salary will fit into the $8.9MM trade exception the Lakers received when they sent Lamar Odom to Dallas in December. Details of the picks Phoenix will receive are also not known.


60 thoughts on “Lakers Acquire Steve Nash Via Sign-And-Trade

      1. Considering Kobe has a ton of respect
        For send and really likes him. It could be done with the bulls simply saying “the only way you get debt is if you take boozer and we get pau” this actually makes sense for the bulls because it rids them
        Of pau who we all
        Know kobe is done with, and they get deng who Kobe really likes.

    1. Heck no, thats stupid, Boozer can’t play defense and isn’t as great offensively as Gasol. I trade Gasol to the Hawks for Josh Smith and Devin Harris or to the Wolves for Derrick Williams and then sign Beasley or trade for Pekovic.

    2. No way Dude. Don’t mess with stress. Try to reason with the few brain cells U have left. We do not need boozer. we need smith and Harris or williams Twolves.

  1. Now get rid of mcroberts for someone else thats better than him and it will be perfect, there were also rumors abou Bynum leaving for Howard! Hope that happens

    1. Do you want a diva that’s not even sure he will be able to play at the start of the season and had major back surgery for a guy who has major potential and is two years younger and has title experience?

  2. A knicks fan here, wishing the best of luck to Nash. I’m sad he chose not to come to NY, but happy, to see him playing for a team that could get him a well-deserved ring.

  3. Get rid of Bynum for Dwight Gasoline for Iguadala get back hill
    Starting line up


  4. I love it Nash is a beast would love to see Ray Allen sign for mid level then we would be unstoppable!

      1. How could they not have enough cap space when they didn’t let go of any players and they gave $3 million to Phoenix?

        1. Absorbing Nash’s salary into the $8.9MM Lamar Odom trade exception.

          The $3MM they’re sending out is unrelated to the salary cap — it’s just money that teams can throw into trades to make them more appealing to ownership (up to $3MM per year).

          — Luke

  5. way to much la for some reason does not like to keep draft picks and were just getting older geesh come on get a clue we need younger players

    1. Relax buddy. They still have Bynum to build around and they didn’t lose a step with this deal. those picks will be High picks and then U have to wait until the player develops. so Kobe has another 5 years. Great deal.

    2. Picks can be replaced in subsequent deals. Good teams rely on veterans to put them ‘over the top.’ I’m a Celtics fan and I’m jealous of this move.

  6. We’ll see if Nash is still effective while not running a run and gun offense. Also, if his effectiveness is limited do to Kobe dominating the ball so much.

    1. Kobe made it work with shaq and Pau and it will work with steve because they need each other. Kobe will be motivated to get the championship for Nash. I’m as close to heaven as can be. This is a Good day. Now U have to worry about Kobe Nash Bynum and Maybe Gasol. If not maybe Smith from the Hawks. The best part is we might land Grant Hill too because of this deal. Happy Happy Happpy. Go Lakers

  7. trade bynum,world peace, and blake get Howard and Turk and amnesty turks contract aND FREE UP SOME MONEY FOR NEXT YEAR

  8. This move doesn’t help as much as ppl think. Nash couldn’t stay in front of a college point guard at this stage of his career. They need a better defensive point.

    1. I take his sure shot and assits over defense alone. He use to frustrate me watching him cut the defense down. Glad he’s on our side. let the opponant’s defense worry. We’ll be fine.

  9. Sooo at this point, what can the lakers do? They dont have cap space, they couuld amnesty mwp or/and trade gasol to create space otherwise we are going tO keep the same bench players?

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