LA Lakers point guard Steve Nash is the oldest player in the league for the second season in a row and time has really caught up to the former MVP. With his health appearing to be in sharp decline, Lakers coach Byron Scott is toying with the idea of giving Jeremy Lin the starting job at the one spot. Per the LA Daily.
“I don’t know. That is something I’m definitely thinking about it,” Scott said on Tuesday at the Lakers’ practice facility in El Segundo. “Is it in our best interest to start Jeremy [Lin] or Ronnie [Price] or do we wait day by day, game by game? We’ll play these last five preseason games out. We’ll figure it out from there.” “Whatever position he calls me to, I’ll do my best. It doesn’t change that much to me,” Lin said. “No question I want to be a starter. But it’s one of those things that game by game it changes so much.” “He’s one of the best point guards ever to play the game,” Scott said of Nash, who won two NBA MVP awards and ranks third on the league’s all-time assists list. “His experience and knowledge of the game and the way he makes everybody out there better. Obviously if he’s out there and healthy, he makes us a better basketball team.”
Coach Scott: “Jeremy’s looking great. He’s just pure hustle—he just plays so hard, and he’s so smart.”
Unlike Pharrell Williams we all get old. It seems unlikely that Nash who only played 15 games last season. Will recapture his form on the court this season, but if he can serve as a mentor to Lin his contribution to the Lakers his impact will be felt.