Wow… ESPN reports: In an unforeseen twist that could thrust the Los Angeles Lakers straight back into title contention, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash has successfully negotiated a sign-and-trade deal from the Phoenix Suns to the Lakers that will team him up with Kobe Bryant, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
The Lakers gave up draft picks, not players, according to ESPN.
How about this trade for some 4th of July fireworks!? The NBA landscape has changed… but does this make the Lakers the team to beat? Steve Nash is great… but he is also 38. In most careers that is middle age or young. But in NBA career years that is reeeeallly old. Despite the age I think it’s a great pick-up… but does it make the Lakers the team to beat?