The Warriors have been quite banged up for a while now: Stephen Curry has been out with a sprained ankle for a few weeks and will miss at least one more, while Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Zaza Pachulia, and Shaun Livingston have missed recent games due to minor injuries.
On Thursday, coach Steve Kerr joked that Steve Nash, former two-time MVP and current player development coach for the Warriors, could fill in for a few days to help out the shorthanded team.
Steve Kerr joked that short-handed Warriors should sign Steve Nash to a G-League contract. "We could have him for 45 days if we sign him to a G-League contract. I'm guessing he could only give us five before his body cut out, but those five would be awesome."— Melissa Rohlin (@melissarohlin) December 21, 2017
Steve Nash is currently 43 years old and three years removed from his NBA career, but he can still shoot the ball. His shooting form is still so distinctive and clean.
Steve Nash still got his shot pic.twitter.com/XT2VqfmVh9— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) December 21, 2017
He’s been at Warriors’ practice a lot lately, working with Stephen Curry on his return from injury, even designing an exercise and contraption for Curry to work with.
Steph put in work at practice today with Steve Nash.— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) December 20, 2017
Ankle looking good pic.twitter.com/lcEh6Imfaf
Steph using Steve Nash’s new device pic.twitter.com/zMsETv9mE0— Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann) December 20, 2017
Obviously, Steve Nash won’t play basketball for the Warriors, but he’s still a part of the basketball process behind the scenes. In many ways, Nash at the height of his abilities paved the way for Steph Curry to be who he is on the court: a ballhandler, passer, and shooter extraordinaire. Even though Nash isn’t active anymore, his style of play lives on.