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Lakers' Nash won't play this season
Steve Nash
Steve Nash has battled numerous injuries since joining the Lakers in July of 2012.
El Segundo, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Recurring nerve damage in his back will keep Steve Nash from playing in his 19th NBA season.

The Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday that after consulting with the team's medical staff, both Nash and the organization believe it is in the best interest of the future Hall of Famer to not take the court this season.

"As disappointed as we are for ourselves and our fans, we're even more disappointed for Steve," Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said in a statement. "We know how hard he's worked the last two years to try to get his body right for the rigors of the NBA, and how badly he wants to play."  Full Story

Few big subplots for 2014-15
By Jim Brighters, NBA Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - As we are set to embark on another 82- game marathon, this season really leaves little in the way of fascinating story lines.

Sure, there is one huge one and there will be more on that later. It's not a big surprise that it involves someone referred to as LBJ and it's not the man who ascended to the Presidency after the Kennedy assassination.

Last season, the commissioner left. Paul Pierce was traded from the Boston Celtics. The Miami Heat were headed for history. The Philadelphia 76ers ruined professional sports as we know it. And some of the best players in the NBA were headed to free agency.  Full Story