Steve Nash has spent most of his two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers sidelined by leg and back injuries. Many feel he should just retire, but Nash claims he’s fully committed to playing in 2014-15 and finishing out the final year of his contract.
While the Lakers currently claim they plan on having him back next year, they could waive him under the “stretch provision” to create extra salary cap room. Such a move would spread the $9.7 million Nash is due over three years instead of having the entire contract on the books for next season. That could help the team sign a free agent or two in July.
If that happens, Nash claims he will retire.