Nash Headed to LA Lakers in Sign-and-Trade Deal

Nash Headed to LA Lakers in Sign-and-Trade Deal

[ESPN]

In an unforeseen twist that could thrust the Los Angeles Lakers straight back into title contention, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash has successfully negotiated a sign-and-trade deal from the Phoenix Suns to the Lakers that will team him up with Kobe Bryant.

Nash will receive a three-year deal for an estimated $27 million because the Suns ultimately agreed to sign-and-trade him to the Lakers, who can absorb Nash via the trade exception they created by dealing Lamar Odom to the Dallas Mavericks in December.

In return, the Suns get four draft picks — first rounders in 2013 and 2015 and second rounders in 2013 and 2014.

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