Steve Nash says he’s ready to help LA Lakers with free agents

Steve NashAfter retiring from the NBA, Steve Nash believes he could still be of help to his last team, the LA Lakers, in particular helping out with younger players and free agents, according to LA Daily News.

“Who knows what the future holds, but I’d love to see the franchise come back in full form,” Nash said at a press conference at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. “I’m definitely open to helping out.”

Former NBA star said he will stay active in informally mentoring some of the Lakers’ young players.

Nash has mostly held film and workout sessions with Lakers rookie guard Jordan Clarkson. But Nash also added he has mentored Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle and forward Ryan Kelly.

“I’m always ready to work with any of the guys,” Nash said. “But they’re so busy. They’re all battling through their own situations and travel. I’m here. It’s harder for them to get the time.”

Nash was a 2-time NBA MVP and participated in 8 All-Star games. He led the NBA in assists in six seasons, and in assists per game in 5 seasons.

Nash played a total of 1217 NBA games (started in 1053) during 18 seasons, for Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and LA Lakers. He holds career averages of 14.3 ppg, 8.5 apg, and 31.3 mpg. Nash shot over 90 percent from freethrow line and 49 percent from the field during regular seasons.

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