LAS VEGAS – The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t waste any time making their sign-and-trade deal with Phoenix for Steve Nash official, announcing that the deal agreed to late week was signed on the first day free agents can their names on their deals.
A press conference with Nash and general manager Mitch Kupchak has already been scheduled for this afternoon at 3 p.m. ET. It should make for interesting theater with the always open and well-spoken Nash dealing with the Los Angeles media for the first time as a member of one of the home teams.
The Suns will have to wait a while to enjoy the draft picks acquired in the deal. They received the Lakers’ first-round draft picks in 2013 and 2015 as well as second-round draft picks in 2013 and 2014.
Nash received a three-year deal for an estimated $27 million