It looks like Steve Nash's career with the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA will come to an end. Nash will miss the 2014-2015 NBA season due to nerve damage in his back. Nash has seen a decrease in games played over the last 5 years due to a variety of injuries, going from 81 games played in the 2009 season to 75, to 62, to 50 and last year just 15.
At the age of 40, it's hard to imagine Nash will attempt a comeback next year. If it is indeed an end for Nash, he will finish his career averaging 14.3 points, 8.5 assists, and 3 rebounds. Nash has always been a great shooter, shooting 49% throughout his career, 42.8% from 3-point and 90% from the free throw line. He had 7 years where he averaged a double double with points and assists.
Steve Nash without a doubt will be a first ballot Hall of Famer, and will go down as one of the most entertaining players in the history of the game.
Jeremy Lin will likely be the Lakers starting point guard with Ronnie Price backing him up. Regardless, this is still Kobe Bryant's team and he will have the ball in his hands more than anyone else.