At age 38, the Suns point guard leads the NBA with 11.2 assists per game. He will be a free agent following this season.
Have you ever had a stretch when you were a lockdown defender?
STEVE NASH: The weird thing is, my first few years in the league, that was my role as much as anything. I wasn't getting minutes unless I got stops. Once they start asking you to run 195 pick-and-rolls a game, that doesn't [happen] anymore.
Do you pace yourself at 38?
SN: All NBA players have to pace themselves to an extent. Maybe when you're 21, 22, you don't have to think about it. I try to be careful not to overdo it at certain times. You want to be ready down the stretch.
What do you do better at this age then you did earlier?
SN: Reading situations is more second nature. Different moments of the game slow down a little bit.
Like how Wayne Gretzky described seeing a few plays ahead.