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JUST MY TYPE
DAN PATRICK
April 09, 2012
STEVE NASH
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April 09, 2012

Just My Type

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STEVE NASH

COURT VISIONARY

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.

DAN PATRICK: 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.

DP: 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.

DP: 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.

DP: Like how Wayne Gretzky described seeing a few plays ahead.

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