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Financial options for Lakers and the injured Steve Nash
Financial options for Lakers and the injured Steve Nash

Though it wasn't entirely unexpected, the Lakers announced the disappointing news that Steve Nash will miss the final year on his contract due to a recurring back injury. The Lakers have a number of financial options regarding the injured Nash and his $9.7-million contract. 1. Nash may retire before the end of the season, although he needs a physician to sign off on the fact that he's retiring for medical reasons. A player can retire at any point, forgoing his salary, but Nash isn't going to walk away from nearly $10 million. If he retires for medical reasons, he'll still receive his money while his salary will come off the Lakers' books a year after his last...

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