Rumor: Steve Nash Player Development for Warriors

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GhostNugget
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I don't know why the FO wouldn't just pay the man from the beginning.

sevankb24
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It would've been nice if we signed Nash but I'll look at it in an optimistic view and say that Clarkson learned from a 2 time MVP. Nash isn't the only hall of fame point guard out there. If the front office called Magic, I'm sure he would mentor the young guys. I wonder if John Stockton would be willing to teach them.

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Wonder what happened there- Nash would have been a good mentor to Russell. The Warriors probably threw a lot of $ at Steve, or the bay area may have just been the most convenient area for him.

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Pissed...

Axle
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Who cares! Steve Nash left a bad taste with a lot of Laker fans. He took the Lakers for a ride and we all know it. He was worse then Bynum on the Sixers etc etc.

The Lakers will be just fine.

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sucks.. wanted him to keep mentoring Clarkson and Russell..

TheInfamous55
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Whatever you guys think with the bitterness towards Nash. He would've helped out tremendously with our young guards and perhaps the team functioning as a whole.

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I really feel that Nash could have been a great deal of help to Russell since Russell lacks supreme athleticism just like Nash. Russell will probably look a lot better running pick and roll as opposed to going one on one. Clarkson could benefit from Nash too but the one thing I do know is that playing point guard is a mentality and Clarkson's mentality is more of a scorer.

AChad92
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Damn it Nash! We needed you for mentoring the young guards. That was one thing I was really looking forward to this season...

SDimitri
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How funny. I have been seeing Klay Thompson training at my gym for the last 2 weeks. Yesterday he was in there again and guess who was working with him....Mr. Nash himself.

Of course I had my Laker tank top on to represent as I shot hoops on the opposite side of the court =)

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LOL! I do not believe Stephen Curry needs any tips from Nash, he done pretty good last season. And Klay Thompson is not a point guard. So I can not see him working out with Nash. He is more into defense and shooting.

Shaun Livingston and Leandro Barbosa are the other two point guards, and they have been around for quit a few years.

Title#15
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After having paid Nash $27M and literally getting a negative gain from him on the court (when factoring all of the lost draft picks), I wonder if the Lakers felt he 'owed' them free mentorship, therefore didn't make him an offer. I wonder if they just assumed he would be available to only them. I base this assumption on no sound rumor, just a thought based on Laker moves in the Jimbo era. Anyway, so much for his need to be close to his family...

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Axle wrote:
LOL! I do not believe Stephen Curry needs any tips from Nash, he done pretty good last season. And Klay Thompson is not a point guard. So I can not see him working out with Nash. He is more into defense and shooting.

Shaun Livingston and Leandro Barbosa are the other two point guards, and they have been around for quit a few years.

It's not simply a point guard working with other point guards. Nash can help any player with things like playmaking, ball handling and he's a great shooter. You do recall Kobe going to Hakeem for help with his post game right? Adding things to your game is the key.

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Axle wrote:
LOL! I do not believe Stephen Curry needs any tips from Nash, he done pretty good last season. And Klay Thompson is not a point guard. So I can not see him working out with Nash. He is more into defense and shooting.

Shaun Livingston and Leandro Barbosa are the other two point guards, and they have been around for quit a few years.

There are many ways Nash can help with the teams development but I do agree... How can Nash help Steph win a ring(s)?

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There are many ways Nash can help with the teams development but I do agree... How can Nash help Steph win a ring(s)?

Don't think of it of how he can help him win a ring but how he can help him improve his game. I'd say Nash is easily a better playmaker than Curry and Curry is a pretty good playmaker but is an excellent shooter. How does anyone know he's actually working with Curry and not other Warriors' players? Darvin Ham wasn't that great a post player but he definitely helped Drew when Ham was in LA.

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What GemFow is throwing around are leading questions. He is just trying to prove that Jim Buss should have signed Nash. Again he is showing his hatred for the Laker owner. It is not that Nash was or is such a good mentor. It is just his way of A.S.S.U.M.I.N.G that Nash would have been a great Laker asset to the team.

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Axle wrote:
What GemFow is throwing around are leading questions. He is just trying to prove that Jim Buss should have signed Nash. Again he is showing his hatred for the Laker owner. It is not that Nash was or is such a good mentor. It is just his way of A.S.S.U.M.I.N.G that Nash would have been a great Laker asset to the team.
I'm not fully understanding your comment. Axle, you're so combative most of the time that you don't even see when someone is trying to engage in a basketball discussion and it's actually somewhat sad in a way. This is what you said since you apparently forgot
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And Klay Thompson is not a point guard. So I can not see him working out with Nash. He is more into defense and shooting.
Nash working with non-point guards is a good thing because it helps in their playmaking. Passing is a skill and it requires being worked on. Dribbling with either hand is a skill that requires being worked on. Nash can help any player. So, I guess Kobe should only be able to help shooting guards develop given your logic? I guess Kobe helping to develop D'Angelo Russell doesn't make sense since Kobe is a shooting guard and Russell isn't? Kobe can definitely help Russell and even Randle develop certain aspects of their respective games.

If you've noticed my posts you should realize I have more of an issue with Kupchak than I do for Buss. Also the only thing I've A.S.S.U.M.E.D. is that you actually may want to have a discussion and not try to argue. Neither one of my posts warranted your type of response. If you want attention just say so then I can possibly fit you in for a silly argument once a week and maybe once on the weekends. If that's not the case then let's just discuss our differences of opinion like adults. My whole point is that Nash can definitely help these players regardless of their positions. That's also why I used Hakeem as an example of helping Kobe develop a certain aspect of his game. Yet, you chose to ignore that just like you'll ignore this post entirely which I've grown used to when you can't offer up a decent discussion, lol. Point guards tend to be good communicators and with that are good with mentoring/coaching/developing guys. That's why I disagreed with the Nash comments, not because I have this alleged hatred for Buss.

TheInfamous55
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gemfow wrote:
Don't think of it of how he can help him win a ring but how he can help him improve his game. I'd say Nash is easily a better playmaker than Curry and Curry is a pretty good playmaker but is an excellent shooter. How does anyone know he's actually working with Curry and not other Warriors' players? Darvin Ham wasn't that great a post player but he definitely helped Drew when Ham was in LA.

I pretty much stated that in my first sentence... Nash can help in a team perspective. In regard to Nash being a better playmaker, in what regard to timeline? Nash said himself he was a late bloomer in what the world recognizes Nash is today. Better playmaker through his years in the league perhaps But enough for him to be on staff versus just working out with in the offseason? Not saying that Nash can't add to Curry's game, but who mentored Nash to be who he is? Curry is talented enough to cut his own path. Nonetheless the Warriors got a good coach that them Buss kids should've fought tooth and nail for. They could've redeemed themselves for their flub in taking a chance on him as a broken player the first time around.

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^^^infamous55, yes you did say that in your first sentence. Kidd and KJ probably helped mentor Nash but Nash did cut his own path. Nash became a late bloomer, because after he returned to Phoenix after his stint in Dallas, he had an offense that fit his skill set perfectly. Personally I don't think Nash wouldn't be the playmaker we know him as unless he returned to Phoenix and paired up with D'Antoni. I don't think I should have said Nash is easily a better playmaker than Curry, that's actually false imo. I do feel he's a better playmaker because sometimes Curry's passes are telegraphed which leads to tipped passes and subsequent turnovers. That's where I feel Nash can help Curry but Curry definitely doesn't need him to make his mark, he's done that on his own.

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Personally I don't have anything against the guy. Just hate LA traded for him when he had nothing left. That being said, God speed in your new journey Nash.

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gemfow wrote:
^^^infamous55, yes you did say that in your first sentence. Kidd and KJ probably helped mentor Nash but Nash did cut his own path. Nash became a late bloomer, because after he returned to Phoenix after his stint in Dallas, he had an offense that fit his skill set perfectly. Personally I don't think Nash wouldn't be the playmaker we know him as unless he returned to Phoenix and paired up with D'Antoni. I don't think I should have said Nash is easily a better playmaker than Curry, that's actually false imo. I do feel he's a better playmaker because sometimes Curry's passes are telegraphed which leads to tipped passes and subsequent turnovers. That's where I feel Nash can help Curry but Curry definitely doesn't need him to make his mark, he's done that on his own.

Think Nash will help curry and other guards with IQ part of game. Help Curry be a better pg.

tmike23
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Would've been nice to have him on the staff as far as player development went. i think he did wonders for Clarkson last season. Was hoping he would've done the same with D'Angelo. He's a guy that has the kind of offense that wins today down to a T so it would've been an awesome hire if the lakers had given him something to work with. Another reason as to why the Warriors brass is steps ahead of everyone else like they proved all of last season.

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userpete1037 wrote:
Personally I don't have anything against the guy. Just hate LA traded for him when he had nothing left. That being said, God speed in your new journey Nash.

I don't have anything against him either. I hated what the Lakers gave up for him on the onset, I was really irritated by it. I put that on Lakers' management, not Nash. I would have definitely signed Nash as a developmental coach of some sort. Oh well, I guess instead we can rely on guys like Sebastian Telfair potentially coming in and helping the young guys, lol.

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gemfow wrote:
I don't have anything against him either. I hated what the Lakers gave up for him on the onset, I was really irritated by it. I put that on Lakers' management, not Nash. I would have definitely signed Nash as a developmental coach of some sort. Oh well, I guess instead we can rely on guys like Sebastian Telfair potentially coming in and helping the young guys, lol.

I sure hope not....LMAO!!!!!

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I sure hope not....LMAO!!!!!
Headscratching idea imo. Bring back Price if they want a third string pg.

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So now Nash is gone to coach elsewhere. Not only did he stick us with a horrible contract, and very few games played, and admitted being greedy publicly in interviews, but now the long assumed plan of helping here after he retired to coach our PG's is gone. And he's baled to another team. It just gets better and better with this guy, and with this lame azz team who can't seem to do anything right. Jhc...

Luke...
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meh, good riddance.

FrankBecerra
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Nash will probably only be healthy enough to hold Three or four training sessions anyway

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Lakers tried to hire Nash after they heard that Nash agreed to work for the Warriors...

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@SpearsNBAYahoo after I'd already agreed with the Warriors

FrankBecerra
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We don't need Nash for player development now that we have MWP!

LALA-LandShow24
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Lakers should go out and hire "White Chocolate" (aka Jason Williams) for player development. I liked the guys handles, passing, and ability to get to the rim.

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FrankBecerra wrote:
Nash will probably only be healthy enough to hold Three or four training sessions anyway

LOL!!!.....smh.

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Congrats to him! He has a job where's he's needed. It's not his fault that his body gave up on him. It's not like the Lakers needed him here. It's not his fault. You can't hold any grudges against him. He was traded here and then his body gave up on him. That's all. He doesn't owe the organization anything. It's ridiculous can't blame him. Fans must blame it on the front office.


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