Jul 29, 2014, 1:44 PM EST
In nearly every way, Nash fits the profile of a player headed toward retirement.
But when Nash’s contract expires in 2015, and he’ll have to fight just to get a minimum contract, that’s a different story. So, Nash all but confirmed the timeline that makes most sense for his career.
Nash (hat tip: Mark Medina of Inside the Lakers):
I think this is my last season. But I still love to play. I love to practice and work on my game. I’m going to spend hopefully many, many years living this life without basketball. So, it’ll be nice to play one more year.
Nash has had a great career, winning two MVPs while playing for the revolutionary run-and-gun Suns. Even if he contributes nothing this season – and I expect very little – he’s headed to the Hall of Fame.
Hopefully, he enjoys his final season despite his physical issues. At least he can take solace in knowing he’ll retire – and cashing those final large paychecks.
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