Steve Nash believes the Lakers can end their playoff drought as early as next season.
Steve Nash's mentorship has proven invaluable to young ballers entering the league. His court vision made him an elite point guard during his time in the league, therefore it's not surprising that his opinion is doted on by many in the basketball community. Steve Nash for his part is feeling good about the Los Angeles Laker's long anticipated youth movement coinciding with Kobe's retirement.
TMZ prompted Steve Nash as he waded through the airport, as a small crowd gathered around him at check-in. The reporter asked him whom he'd choose to between Isaiah Thomas and Lonzo Ball, two high profile players both pencilled in at the point guard position.
"(They are) both great options we'll see how Isaiah comes back from injury, and how Zo does with his development."
When asked if he viewed the lakers as a playoff team going into next year, Steve Nash responded with a very assured "For Sure."
Something tells the Lakers aren't done cleaning house and retooling their roster. A few questions loom in the air, regarding Isaiah's fit on the roster, the development of Lonzo Ball's jump shot, and the impending free-agency of a few notable players including former first-rounder Julius Randle.