Steve Nash was originally supposed to go to the Toronto Raptors but changed his mind and wanted to play for the Lakers because he wanted to stay near his family. A sign and trade deal was proposed. Steve Nash was sent to the Lakers and he is to sign a 3 year, 27 million dollar contract. The Phoenix Suns received four draft picks – first-rounders in 2013 and 2015 and second-rounders in 2013 and 2014. Now that Steve Nash is with the Lakers, the Lakers are a formidable threat in the West. Now the Lakers’ starters are all former All Star players (Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum, Steve Nash, and Metta World Peace).