Steve Nash may be the sun, moon and stars for the Phoenix
Suns organization, but when it comes to his status among the
NBA’s best he fits right in at No. 14.
According to ESPN.com, which is ranking
every player in the NBA (hey, they have to do something
during the lockout), the veteran point guard is still among
the NBA’s best.
The ranking is as much a testament to the respect Nash’s
peers have for the player, as the two-time MVP is coming off
a down year where he averaged 14.7 points and 11.4 assists
Yeah, “down year.”
Nash battled injuries as well as a weaker supporting cast
last season, as the Suns won just 40 games and missed the
playoffs for the second time in three seasons.
And even though he did not make the All-Star team, ESPN’s
voters still put him ahead of stars Russell Westbrook, Kevin
Love, Rajon Rondo and Tim Duncan.