Lakers News: Latest Updates on Steve Nash, Jeanie Buss and More

The Los Angeles Lakers opened up their season on Tuesday against the Houston Rockets, but there are plenty of developments taking place off the court for the purple and gold. 

The potential roster fallout from the Steve Nash injury is still hovering, team president Jeanie Buss made some interesting comments and former player (and not exactly fan favorite) Dwight Howard responded to some of the latest Kobe Bryant rumors.

With that in mind, here is a look at some recent news from Los Angeles.


Steve Nash Fallout

Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders provided an update on the Lakers’ plans after Nash was declared out for the season:

Assuming Los Angeles does go the disabled player exception route, it would be worth nearly $4.85 million, or half of Nash’s $9.701 million salary for the season.

Of course, it remains to be seen whether the Lakers would use that exception to go out and immediately sign a player or stash it in their back pocket. It’s not as if there are a ton of impact free agents Los Angeles could get right now, so the argument can be made that the Lakers would be better off holding onto it. 

If nothing else, the exception could be used for salary purposes in a trade. Considering the Lakers are realistically looking toward the future this season, this could be the way they go in this situation.


Jeanie Buss Comments

Jeanie Buss had some interesting comments on the front office and its daily operations, via Sam Amick of USA Today:

I think it is trying to find how we're going to operate together. I believe that Phil was a source of conflict between me and my brother and Mitch, I guess, as well. And now that Phil, as of six months ago, is now off the market and has a job — isn't in the wings — that source of conflict is removed. An...

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