Lakers Acquire Steve Nash Via Sign-And-Trade

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 Lakers.com. 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 ESPN.com 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.

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60 Comments on "Lakers Acquire Steve Nash Via Sign-And-Trade"


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Terrence877
2 years 11 months ago

go lakers! ditch gasol for josh smith and bynum for d12

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Michael Jenkins
2 years 11 months ago

OMG OMG. GO SUNS.

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ShortBanks
2 years 11 months ago

wow , blockbuster

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remyngtin
2 years 11 months ago

wow , talk about setting a fire to the trade wires

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Cheguiii
2 years 11 months ago

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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Tim Parente
2 years 11 months ago

they’ll still be over cap next year Bryant contract kills the lakers

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Leia24k
2 years 11 months ago

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.

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THE MAMBA
2 years 11 months ago

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.

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Biggoo
2 years 11 months ago

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

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Dr. Gonzo
2 years 11 months ago

You can’t amnesty a traded player. Know your rules

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mqrpr
2 years 11 months ago

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.

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THE MAMBA
2 years 11 months ago

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

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Dave Kocher
2 years 11 months ago

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

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chief00
2 years 11 months ago

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.

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Dr. Gonzo
2 years 11 months ago

Well said sir. Thank you for being honest

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THE MAMBA
2 years 11 months ago

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.

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mqrpr
2 years 11 months ago

Exactly

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Joe Mcgrath
2 years 11 months ago

Why didn’t Nash just sign with the Lakers?

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leachim2
2 years 11 months ago

Not enough cap space

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Ricardo0492
2 years 11 months ago

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

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HoopsRumors
2 years 11 months ago

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

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Joe Mcgrath
2 years 11 months ago

kk, thanks.

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Mingle_2010
2 years 11 months ago

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

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BobbyRockhard
2 years 11 months ago

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

Nash
Bryant
Iguadala
Hill
Dwight!!!

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THE MAMBA
2 years 11 months ago

I think Hill will be back. 4 sure

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BobbyRockhard
2 years 11 months ago

I mean gasol… Stooped iphone

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Manny Hernandez
2 years 11 months ago

one of the best autocorrects ive seen

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chris_synan1
2 years 11 months ago

wow

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Jbhoward1967
2 years 11 months ago

Omg the lakers just got worst j terry best fit pau says thise two guys noway

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THE MAMBA
2 years 11 months ago

Jealous Buddy

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Eric George
2 years 11 months ago

Why why nash why Toronto was about to give you the team

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Nickstiggy14
2 years 11 months ago

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.

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BDdaBeast
2 years 11 months ago

A stab in the back.

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Rduarte
2 years 11 months ago

Nice! Let’s see Stern block this move! GO LAKERS!

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CWeezy
2 years 11 months ago

L.A. L.A. Big city of dreams!! Black Mamba getn sum help!!

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Adherbin
2 years 11 months ago

Excellent move. Now get the big man from Orlando..

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Guest
2 years 11 months ago

They just gave away the draft picks needed to get Howard. They will not get him now.

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Dude
2 years 11 months ago

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?

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Carlosp1021
2 years 11 months ago

Hell no. Screw Dwight he an overrated power forward

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thesultanofswingandmiss
2 years 11 months ago

Dwight is a power forward? Last time I checked he was a center.

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RFsnapple
2 years 11 months ago

lol righttttttt

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Danielsikko
2 years 11 months ago

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

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THE MAMBA
2 years 11 months ago

I think the lakers are trying to land Antouine Jamison? Rumor

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hardcoreforhardcore
2 years 11 months ago

You have got to be kidding me.

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THE MAMBA
2 years 11 months ago

Happy or not Happy

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BC5
2 years 11 months ago

Wow! Mitch is a magician! Lakers pulled this one out of their you know what.

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ronald
2 years 11 months ago

nice, nice, nice nxt..mitch

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Tnt74133
2 years 11 months ago

Nice! Now, ditch Gasol for Deng and Boozer

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THE MAMBA
2 years 11 months ago

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.

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Cheguiii
2 years 11 months ago

You are a bulls fan, right?

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Dude
2 years 11 months ago

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.

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THE MAMBA
2 years 11 months ago

Beasley is signing with the Suns.

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Tim Parente
2 years 11 months ago

http://www.basketball-referenc...

well the stats say boozer is one of the best defensive players in the league

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MJ
2 years 11 months ago

Deng maybe but Boozer absolutely not!

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baseball52
2 years 11 months ago

No thanks, we’ll keep Deng.

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jwsox
2 years 11 months ago

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.

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Carlosp1021
2 years 11 months ago

Nah boozer a bum. I’d rather josh smith his athleticism wit Nash would b sick

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Chris Hernandez
2 years 11 months ago

What he really meant is ditch Gasol. lol

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W...
2 years 11 months ago

Mitch does it again.

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leachim2
2 years 11 months ago

Just what they need