The Suns and Lakers have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal to send two-time league MVP Steve Nash to Los Angeles, according to ESPN. In exchange, the Suns will receive future draft picks.
The move’s success squarely rests on how Nash fits in with Mike Brown ball. For the past several years, Nash has had free reign over the offense but L.A.’s system goes something like this: “My name is Kobe Bryant and I’m not passing to you crabs.” Kobe’s never played with a great point guard like Nash so it’ll be interesting to see if the Laker coaching staff can incorporate plays to get guys where they need to be. Looking at the situation with a positive outlook, hopefully Bryant will respect Nash and let him cook. L.A.’s gonna be a mean pick and roll/fade team with Bynum and Pau. Spacing’s been an issue, especially in their front court, so maybe Nash can open things up for the bigs.
Once again, this all falls on how Deacon Brown and his crew utilize everybody.