If You Thought Kobe Was MVP, Wait Until He Clicks with Returning Steve Nash

December 22nd, 2012 by Jonathan Wasserman Leave a reply »
Steve Nash might not be the MVP he once was, but his presence should aid a teammate in his race for the prestigious title. 

Kobe Bryant is playing at the highest individual level. He leads the NBA in scoring at 29.5 points, and whether he feels like it or not, he doesn't look like he's aged a day.

But over the past month, he's been riding the bus without a driver.

Steve Nash's ability to control the tempo of the game and put his teammates in the best position to make a play will be a huge pick-me-up for a team that's been switching between Chris Duhon and Darius Morris at point.

Some wonder whether two ball-dominant guards can co-exist in the same backcourt. With Kobe at 34 years old and Nash at 38, I don't think either will mind giving up an extra few dribbles a game.

One of the reasons this can work is because of an underrated part of Nash's game that rarely gets recognition: his thee-point shot. He's actually one of the best shooters of our generation, finishing above 39 percent from downtown in every season but one (37 percent in 1999).

The Nash-Bryant duo could end up being lethal in the drive and dish game ...

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