Los Angeles Lakers: 66-1

We could spend this slip referring to Kobe Bryant’s triumphant return from harm or Byron Scott’s old-timey rejection of this three-point shot.
We can touch on the potential of newcomer Julius Randle, the breakout possibilities for Ed Davis or the over/under on”and-1!” Screams per game from Carlos Boozer (it is 6.5).
But no. No. It’s far too soon for this. The grief is still too raw.
Steve Nash–two-time MVP, offensive maestro and good dude–is through, according to a report from B/R’s Kevin Ding:
The latest and possibly last setback of Steve Nash’s disappointing tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers has arrived.
Nash has been ruled out to the 2014-15 NBA year because of recurring nerve damage in his back, according to league sources.
Even if all of us saw this coming long ago, the stark reality that among the game’s most transformative trendsetters is completed doesn’t hurt any less. This is a loss for the NBA–just one mitigated only marginally by how much the league gained out of Nash’s offensive genius and entertaining style.
Truthfully, a healthy Nash would not have made a real difference for the Los Angeles Lakers this season –maybe not at age 40 and not for a team that has precisely zero above-average defensive players. L.A. was almost definitely a lottery team in the West until he went down, and it is going to stay one .
Bummer into the max.

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