Whenever an NBA season comes to a close the NBA free agency market begins to heat up and players across the league prepare for a possible uniform change. With two years left on his deal, Steve Nash knows he is likely cemented with the Los Angeles Lakers and the veteran is giving Dwight Howard some advice on the 27-year-old’s future.
Nash has played for three teams in his career, so he knows a thing or two about being a high-priced free agent. On Monday, Nash opened up and told reporters what he thought about Howard’s future in Hollywood “I think this is the place for him. He’s in the prime of his career. He’s got his best years ahead of him.”
If we have learned anything in 2013 it’s that Howard has the maturity of a 13-year-old, so don’t be surprised if Howard books it anyway.
The Orlando Magic caught on before anyone else that Howard was simply not worth the massive headache — Lakers faithful will surely regret the move if indeed Howard has played his last game in the purple and gold. Nash is the wiser of the two considering he has been there and done that, but until the maturity level increases Howard will continue to gallivant like he knows it all.
It’s cute that Nash spoke up for Howard, really it is, yet I guarantee that the ex-Phoenix Sun knows that the stupidity of Mike D’Antoni is likely to push DH12 out of town. The Atlanta Hawks are my dark-horse team to land Howard this offsesason, so don’t be surprised when Nash’s attempt to reel the center back in goes unnoticed.
At the end of the day, Nash is simply showing a little bit of love to a player who Los Angeles has turned on faster than you can say “overrated”.