Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Steve Nash is officially going to team up
with Kobe Bryant to try and bring the Los Angeles Lakers another NBA title.
The teams made it official on Tuesday night when the NBA lifted the free
agency signing moratorium
The Suns received first-round picks in 2013 and 2015, and second-round
selections in 2013 and 2014 for Nash, an eight-time All-Star and two-time
Nash will reportedly get a three-year contract in excess of $25 million. The
Suns will also get $3.1 million, according to The Arizona Republic.
The 38-year-old has played 16 seasons and has averaged 14.5 points and 8.6
assists over 1,152 games with Phoenix and Dallas. He was drafted in the first
round by the Suns in 1996 and was traded to Dallas in June of 1998 before
rejoining Phoenix via free agency prior to the 2004-05 season.
Nash averaged 12.5 points and 10.7 assists in 62 contests last season, but
thus far an NBA championship has eluded him. On the other hand, Bryant has
already won five championships with the Lakers, but now could be playing
alongside one of the best points guards in the game.
The Sports Network