The L.A. Lakers made an unforeseen splash when they landed Steve Nash last week. NBA fans knew the Lakers needed to make some upgrades if they hoped to challenge for another NBA title, and this blockbuster move certainly situates the Lakers as likely contenders entering next year.
Nash's backcourt brilliance will give the Lake Show a whole new weapon and should take pressure off Kobe Bryant. What's more, imagine Nash slashing through the lane and dropping precise alley-oops to big men Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol.
It's undoubted that the Lakers offense is suddenly much more potent with the arrival of Nash.
The Lake Show's acquisition of Nash gives them a whole new outlook for next season and creates a handful of new priorities. Here's a rundown of the Lakers' top priorities after the Nash deal.