Steve Nash PG LAL 11 Days

Nash is expected to start at point guard for the Lakers this season, but will continue to sit out the second game of back-to-back sets and be rested periodically, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Nash played a career-low 15 games (10 starts) last season due to a plethora of injuries, so although the 40-year-old feels healthy entering the upcoming season, new Lakers' coach Byron Scott will closely monitor his usage. As has increasingly been the case since arriving in Los Angeles two years ago, Nash will receive regular, scheduled rests this season, especially in the second game of back-to-back outings. However, when Nash is available, the future Hall of Famer has been pegged by Scott as his starting point guard, even though offseason addition Jeremy Lin figures to be the more valuable fantasy commodity at the position.

Steve Nash PG LAL 18 Days

Nash will remain on the Lakers' roster for the 2014-15 season after the deadline to use the stretch provision passed this weekend, the InsideSoCal.com reports.

In likely the last season of his career, Nash will play out his contract this season. The Lakers had the option of using the stretch provision and paying the remaining $9.7 million of his contract over the next three seasons, but elected to keep him on the roster for this season, paying the full amount against the cap now. He has rarely been healthy since crossing to the Lakers in a trade with the Phoenix Suns, playing in only 65 games over the past two seasons. Nash was a shell of himself, playing in the lowest minutes and scoring the fewest points per game since his rookie season, all the way back in 1996-97. He'll back up new acquisition Jeremy Lin and will likely be off the radar for all 10 or 12 team fantasy leagues.

Steve Nash PG LAL 2 Months

Steve Nash confirmed in a recent interview that he will retire after the 2014-15 season.

"I think this is my last season," said the 40-year-old Nash. "But I still love to play, practice and work on my game. I'm going to spend hopefully many many years living this life without basketball. It'll be nice to play one more year." Nash, in his prime, was one of the most exciting point guards to watch. He won back-to-back MVP awards from 2004-2006, taking his Phoenix Suns team through multiple deep playoff runs, but never ending on the ultimate goal of an NBA championship. However, he just doesn't have it anymore at 40 years of age, and he only managed to make it through 15 games last season. While no longer a fantasy option, he figures to be a first ballot Hall of Famer, and the league will miss his constant professionalism.

Steve Nash PG LAL 2 Months

The Lakers are not likely to use the stretch provision on Steve Nash.

If the Lakers had signed Carmelo Anthony and Pau Gasol, they would have needed to waive Nash via the stretch provision to make room under the salary cap. However, with the Lakers swinging-and-missing on the big name free agents this offseason, it looks as though Nash will play out the final year of his contract worth $9.7 million wearing the purple and gold.

Steve Nash PG LAL 3 Months

Steve Nash discussed his health in an interview on Monday, stating: "I feel great right now."

"I've been able to be pretty much go without limitations as far as my training," Nash said. "I'm obviously not trying to overdo it so I can allow that nerve to settle down perhaps and be less irritating. It has worked so far, but I would hate to say this is where it will be like once I join the rigors of an NBA schedule." Nash was only able to suit up for 15 games last season, and at 40-years-old, the former repeat MVP is no longer a fantasy option.

Steve Nash PG LAL 4 Months

Steve Nash said he's not getting involved in the process of the Lakers hiring a new head coach.

"To be honest, I've tried to get away and clear my mind, and hopefully clearing my mind will help my body," Nash said. "So I'm kind of just sitting back and not getting involved in the process -- even emotionally -- and just waiting to see what they decide." The 40-year-old guard aged horribly last season and he'll likely miss a huge portion of the last year of his deal in 2014-15.

Steve Nash PG LAL 4 Months

The Lakers reportedly plan to keep Steve Nash on their roster next season, rather than using the 'stretch provision' to waive his $9.8 million salary.

Nash is 40 years old and he only appeared in 15 games last season due to nerve injuries which plagued his back and hamstrings. When he was healthy enough to play, he averaged only 6.8 points on 38.3 percent shooting, but L.A. seems willing to squeeze whatever production they can get out of him in 2014-15.

Steve Nash PG LAL 5 Months

Steve Nash is confident that he'll remain with the Lakers next season, but due to his health concerns he admitted that the team "can't rely on [him]."

The Lakers could waive Nash via the stretch provision, thus reducing the cap impact of his $9.7 million final year, but the 40 year old sounds certain that he'll still be in L.A. He said that he's 3-4 weeks away from being healthy and wants to contribute in any way possible next season, even if he doesn't play and only serves as a mentor to young Lakers' players.

Steve Nash PG LAL 5 Months

Steve Nash (leg, back) said he's 3-4 weeks from being healthy.

In his exit interview, he said this season was a "nightmare" and added the Lakers shouldn't be relying on him for next season because he doesn't know what he can bring. Nash did say he'll be back for next season, so the team will have to pay him whether he's healthy or not. He'll be one of the more talked about players in the offseason.

Steve Nash PG LAL 5 Months

Steve Nash (hamstring) and Chris Kaman (calf) will not return for the Lakers' final game on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old Nash was never expected to return after taking over the third spot on the NBA's all-time assist leaderboard, and it's uncertain whether he'll retire this summer or attempt a return in 2014-15. Even if he does attempt to return, fantasy owners should be very leery of him on draft day.