Steve Nash: More Assists than Points?
Steve Nash has never had more weapons surrounding him than he will this year. This season, he is going to average more assists than points. He has always been one of the premier passers in the league and this year should be no different.
His hardest decision on the court is going to be who to pass to on the Los Angeles Lakers roster. Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Antawn Jamison, Jodie Meeks, and Metta World Peace are all going to be at his disposal. There are so many players on the Lakers that it is going to be difficult to find enough shots to go around. That distribution is going to be Nash’s responsibility. He is content with passing as long as the team is winning, which they should be doing plenty of this year.
Nash is going to be looking to pass more than ever because of his age. There is no reason to put his body in harms way when others can carry the load for him. The only thing that is going to come in his way of accomplishing this feat is if the Lakers play in a lot of close games. He is going to be the primary ball handler when it comes to closing out games. This could increase his point total for the season and put the task in jeopardy. I do not think their will be too many close games in the regular season for this team if all goes according to plan.
Steve Nash is going to average more assists than points in the upcoming NBA season. It is going to be an incredibly rare feat as it has only been done twice in the history of the NBA and most recently in 1996 by Mark Jackson. His endless supply of weapons and increased age will be the primary factors for accomplishing this act.