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Lakers officially choose not to stretch out Steve Nash's salary
Lakers officially choose not to stretch out Steve Nash's salary

The deadline for the Lakers to use the "stretch" provision on Steve Nash passed over the weekend. The 40-year-old point guard is heading into his third year with the team, earning $9.7 million for the 2014-15 season. Had the Lakers waived Nash prior to September, they would have been able to stretch his salary over the next three years at around $3.2 million annually. Nash was acquired by the Lakers in a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns in 2012, but he suffered a fractured knee in his second game with the team and has struggled to stay healthy since, with related problems in his back and hamstring. He managed to play through just 15 games in 2013-14, averaging 6.8...

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