The question would seem preposterous under normal circumstances. Considering Steve Nash’s two NBA MVP’s, third place standing on the league’s all-time assists list and a sure lock for the Hall of Fame, why has a debate emerged on whether Nash should start during the 2014-15 season?
The answer is simple. Nash played in only 15 games last season amid persisting issues with his back and hamstrings, stemmed from a nerve root irritation that remains sensitive toward any awkward movement or contact. The Lakers say Nash has recovered considerably, but they acquired Jeremy Lin in a trade from Houston partly to provide reinforcements for a possibly limited Nash.
So how should the Lakers handle their point guard spot? In a recent appearance on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, host Chris McGee, analyst Dave Miller and I discussed that very topic in a video segment here.
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