Like many his age, Steve Nash has a bad back. Two days ago he believed his season to be over.
But an injury to backup point guard Jordan Farmar changed things for Nash and the Lakers, and Friday, the 40-year-old former MVP was back on the court, a magician among Wizards, the man behind the few signs of life for the Lakers throughout most of a 117-107 loss to Washington.
“He just keeps himself ready,” Coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Whenever a game breaks out he’ll be ready to go. It’s just another thing he does.”
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Sources: Jameer Nelson Signs 1-Year Deal With Pelicans
Free-agent guard Jameer Nelson has agreed to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told The Vertical.
Nelson entered free agency Wednesday, when the Denver Nuggets waived him to create roster space to sign Richard Jefferson and allow second-year guard Jamal Murray to assume the starting point-guard role.
Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical
Bobby Portis Apologizes to Bulls for Mirotic Fight
Bobby Portis has apologized to his Bulls teammates for getting into a fight that left Nikola Mirotic with facial fractures and a concussion. “He didn’t address us today, but he did address the team before so that was taken care of,” Bulls swingman Justin Holiday said after Friday’s practice.
Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg acknowledged that Portis’ apology took place during a team meeting but did not want to go into specific details about his message. “I’ll keep that between the team,” Hoiberg said, “as far as exactly what was said in that meeting.”
Source: Nick Friedell of ESPN