Perhaps the biggest change for the Los Angeles Lakers heading into the 2012-13 season was the presence of an elite point guard who would, theoretically, operate a lethal pick-and-roll with the league's most gifted frontcourt pairing.
Instead, Nash's arrival in Tinseltown has been a learning process, not only for himself, but for his teammates.
Nash has never been surrounded by stars of this caliber, particularly ones like Kobe Bryant who dominate the ball on the majority of the team's offensive possessions.
As has come to be expected, Nash is shooting the lights out (52.2 percent from the field and 44.4 percent from three-point range), but nonetheless, his role remains a bit ambiguous.
With Bryant recently taking over the role as the team's primary distributor (9.4 assists per game over his last five), Nash has been left in an awkward position.
Nash is averaging 7.8 assists per game, his lowest total since the 2002-03 season. Those numbers are by no means bad, but it's clear his role has been usurped to a degree.
And while the Lakers have been accumulating more wins with Bryant scoring less and passing more, it's hard to ignore the absence of a concrete role for one of the greatest point guards of all time.