Steve Nash might be sticking around the NBA for the money. According to a report, the Los Angeles Lakers point guard also might be dropping dimes against the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
Nash, who hasn't played since Feb. 11, is planning to return to the Lakers lineup on Friday, Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday.
The two-time MVP practiced on Thursday and is expected to backup starter Kendall Marshall. The matchup between Marshall, John Wall and the franchise that waived him before he ever put on a uniform already made for an intriguing scenario.
Nerve damage in his back and hamstring injuries have sidelined the 40-year-old Nash throughout the season. In 10 games, he's averaged 7.6 points and 4.7 assists.
Nash recently said he intends on returning next season for the final year on a three-year contract that will play him $9.7 million. Can't blame him for not wanting to leave that kind of coin on the table. For now the question, at least among for Washington, is how much bang for buck Los Angeles can get out of Nash in his return.