- David Thorpe, NBA
Indeed, Nash in many ways represents the quintessential lead guard. But before we get carried away with the notion of what the Los Angeles Lakers will be able to do on offense, one thing is painfully obvious: The Lakers got smashed by elite point guards Ty Lawson and Russell Westbrook during this year's playoffs. Tony Parker, Chris Paul (recall what he did to them two postseasons ago), Mike Conley and just about any other rival point guard from the Western Conference have given them fits.
And will continue to do so. The Lakers now look even further away from being able to guard them effectively.
David Thorpe writes that the Lakers' vulnerability to elite point guards isn't addressed in the Steve Nash trade.