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2012-13:

Appeared in 50 games (50 starts), averaging 12.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 6.7 assists and 0.60 steals in 32.5 minutes ... Scored 10+ points 37 times including 4 20+ point games ... Handed out 10+ assists 10 times ... Recorded 8 double-doubles ... Ranked among 2012-13 league leaders in 3FG% (5th/.438) ... Converted 107-of-116 free throws this season (.922) for a career total of 3038-for-3360 (.904167), ahead of Mark Price (2135-of-2362, .903895) for the best FT% in NBA history ... Posted 16 points, six rebounds and 11 assists 12/25 vs. New York ... Totaled 12 points and 10 assists 1/1 vs. Philadelphia, posting the 500th 10+ assists game of his career (4th most all-time) ... Tallied 12 points and 10 assists 1/4 @ LA Clippers ... Posted 10 points and a season-high 13 assists 1/6 vs. Denver ... Recorded 10,000th career assist, finishing with 16 points and 10 assists 1/8 at Houston ... Tallied 17 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and a career-high tying two blocks 2/1 at Minnesota ... Tallied 14 points and seven assists 2/20 vs. Boston, moving past Magic Johnson (10,141) for 4th on the NBA’s all-time assists list ... Scored 20 points 2/24 at Dallas ... Posted 15 points and 10 assists 3/3 vs. Atlanta ... Scored 20 points 3/5 at Oklahoma City ... Scored a season-high 22 points (7-13 FG, 4-6 3FG) 3/8 vs. Toronto ... Posted 19 points and 12 assists 3/17 vs. Sacramento ... Totaled 21 points, a season-high nine rebounds and seven assists 3/25 at Golden State ... Missed 32 total games due to injury: 24 games with a non-displaced fracture, left leg (11/2-12/18) and 8 games with a strained right hamstring (4/2-4/17) ... Appeared in two playoff games (both starts), averaging 12.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 30.4 minutes.

2011-12
Western Conference All-Star ... Appeared in 62 games (all starts), averaging 12.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 10.7 assists in 31.6 minutes ... Moved into 5th on the NBA’s all-time assist list, passing Oscar Robertson on April 21 ... Led all NBA guards in field goal percentage (9th overall), shooting a career high from the field (.532) ... Made two game-winning field goals (2/7 at Milwaukee, 4/4 at Utah) ... Ranked second among league leaders in assists (10.7) and first in total assists (664) ... Posted 28 double-doubles (most among NBA guards) ... Recorded six 20-10 games ... 41 double-digit assist efforts overall led NBA (Rondo-35) ... 11 efforts of 15 or more assists led NBA ... Scored 20+ points nine times including one 30+ point game ... Finished season ranked 2nd all-time in career free-throw percentage (2931-of-3244 (.903514) for his career, behind leader Mark Price (2135-of-2362, .903895)) ... Recorded as many or more assists than the entire opposing team twice (12/26, 3/1) ... Missed four games (Jan. 13, right quad contusion; Jan. 30, left quad contusion; Feb. 14, March 15, rest).

2010-11
Averaged a team-high 14.7 ppg, a league-best 11.4 apg, 3.5 rpg and 33.3 mpg in 75 games for the Suns, helping orchestrate the franchise's seventh-straight 40-win season in his seventh season back in Phoenix... For the fifth time in the last seven seasons and for the second-straight campaign, Nash was the NBA’s assist champion. Also finished as the league leader in double-digit assist games (51), 15-assist games (20) and 18-assist games (4)... Joined Jason Kidd and John Stockton as just the third player NBA history to lead the league in assists in five different seasons... Recorded his franchise-best sixth 800-assist season and other than Nash, no player in NBA history has recorded 800 or more assists in a single season at 35 years or older -- a feat Nash has now done so in two-straight seasons... Also finished the season as the NBA’s all-time leader in career free-throw percentage (2804-of-3102, .903933 FT%), just ahead of Mark Price (2135-of-2362, .903895 FT%)... Led all NBA guards with 41 double-doubles... On March 22, became the new franchise leader with his eighth-career 20-assist game, joining Magic Johnson, John Stockton and Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history with a 20-assist game in six different seasons. Also became the oldest player in NBA history to record a 20-assist game (37 years, 43 days), besting Lenny Wilkens by a year and 13 days... In the same game, passed Glen Rice (1,559) for ninth on the NBA’s all-time list of three-pointers made... On March 6, passed Isiah Thomas for sixth on the NBA’s all-time assist list... On February 25, became the seventh player in NBA history to record 9,000 career assists and also moved into fifth in franchise history in games played, passing Shawn Marion (660)... Two days earlier, moved into the top 10 on the NBA’s all-time three-pointers made list, passing Eddie Jones (1,546)... On February 15, passed Gary Payton for seventh on the NBA’s all-time list (Gary Payton: 8,966)... On February 7, became just the 11th player in NBA history, and the second Sun, to record 6,000 assists or more with a single team, joining Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, Isiah Thomas, Magic Johnson, Jerry West, Gary Payton, Maurice Cheeks, Oscar Robertson, John Stockton and Suns Ring of Honor great Kevin Johnson... Also during that game, became the all-time leader in three-point attempts in franchise history, surpassing Ring of Honor great Dan Majerle (2,200)… On December 10, passed Alvin Scott (627) for sixth place on the Suns’ all-time games played list... On November 28, became the 13th player in NBA history with 1,500 three-pointers made... On November 22, became the 16th active NBA player with 15,000 career points.

2009-10
In his 14th NBA campaign and sixth since returning to Phoenix (eighth overall as a Sun), more than validated the contract extension he signed before the season’s start by registering the greatest statistical season for a point guard 35 years of age or older in NBA history… Made a case for his fourth All-NBA First Team selection by averaging 16.5 points and an NBA-best 11.0 assists in 32.8 minutes, his lowest minute average since 1999-00... Shot 50.7 percent from the field (23rd-NBA, 2nd-NBA guards), 42.6 percent from three-point range (10th) and an NBA-best, franchise-record and career-high 93.8 percent from the free-throw line… Voted to start the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Dallas, the second starting nod of his career (2006), and his seventh career All-Star selection overall, fifth as a Sun… Became the oldest player in NBA history to lead the league in assists and overall led the league for the fourth time in his career… Fifth player in NBA history to lead the league in assists in four different seasons (since 1969-70 when assist leader was first based on assist average), joining John Stockton (9), Jason Kidd (5), Kevin Porter (4) and Magic Johnson (4)... Averaged 11 or more assists for the franchise-record fourth time as a Sun, fourth in his career and fourth in the last six seasons… Only one other NBA player has averaged 11 or more assists past the age of 33 (John Stockton in 1995-96) and Nash has now done so twice (2007-08, 2009-10)… Became the first player in NBA history over the age of 35 to total 800 or more assists in a single season… It was the franchise-record fifth time in his career he has done so… Finished the season eighth on the NBA’s all-time assist list (8,397) after passing Rod Strickland (7,987) on Jan. 22… Then on Jan. 25 became just the eighth player in NBA history to reach 8,000 career assists and only the seventh player in league history with both 14,000 career points and 8,000 assists… Registered two 20-assist games (Oct. 30 vs. Golden State, Nov. 9 at Philadelphia), the sixth and seventh 20-assist efforts of his career, all with the Suns… The seven 20-assist games tie Kevin Johnson’s franchise record and Johnson and Nash have all 14 in Suns history… First player in NBA history to record multiple 20-assist efforts in the first eight games of a season, and the five games between the two performances were the fewest since Avery Johnson in 1997 (two games)… Became the seventh player in NBA history to record at least one 20-assist effort in five different seasons… Already the only player in NBA history to shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 90 percent from the free-throw line in a single season three different times, did so an NBA-record fourth time in 2009-10… The feat has only been accomplished nine times in NBA history overall and Nash has now done it four times (Larry Bird-2, Reggie Miller, Mark Price, Dirk Nowitzki)… Suns all-time leader in career three-point field goals made (915) after passing Dan Majerle (800) on Nov. 3… Became the first player in team history to reach 900 three-pointers made on March 22… Finished the season with 1,484 career threes made overall, 13th on the NBA’s all-time list… Led the NBA in free-throw percentage for the second time in his career (2005-06) and shot better than 90 percent from the line for the sixth time, something only four other players in NBA history have done (Ray Allen, Reggie Miller, Rick Barry, Calvin Murphy)…For the third time in the last five seasons and the second-straight campaign, set a new franchise record for single-season free-throw percentage… Enjoyed a career-best 13-of-13 night at the line on Jan. 5 at Sacramento, his most free tosses made without a miss in a single game… Became the 17th active player to reach 14,000 career points on Dec. 26… Became only the 10th active player to play in 1,000 career games on March 14, joining Jason Kidd, Shaquille O’Neal, Kevin Garnett, Juwan Howard, Michael Finley, Rasheed Wallace, Derek Fisher, Kobe Bryant and Ray Allen… Later that month on March 31, joined Alvan Adams, Walter Davis, Dick Van Arsdale, Kevin Johnson, Shawn Marion and Alvin Scott as only the seventh player in franchise history to play in 600 career games in a Suns uniform… Led all NBA guards and ranked tied for fifth in the NBA overall with a team-high 49 double-doubles, including 14 20-10 games and one 20-20 game, the first in a regulation game in his career on Nov. 9 at Philadelphia… Scored 20 or more 26 times and reached 30 points on five occasions, something he did just twice in 2008-09…Recorded 54 double-digit assist efforts, 14 efforts of 15 or more, 10 of 16 or more, doubling his total from 2008-09 (five), and two 20-assist efforts, as many as the rest of the NBA combined… Recorded as many or more assists than the entire opposing team on nine occasions… Registered two game winners and now has eight in his career and five as a Sun (Oct. 28 at LA Clippers, Nov. 15 vs. Toronto)... In the 2010 Playoffs, averaged 17.8 ppg and 10.1 apg in 16 games… Posted eight double-doubles to lead the club.

2008-09
Averaged 15.7 ppg, 9.7 apg, three boards, 50% FG, 44% 3FG, 93% FT and 33.6 mpg in 74 games... First player in NBA history to shoot 50 percent from the field (50%), 40 percent from three-point range (44%) and 90 percent from the free-throw line (93%) in three different seasons… On Dec. 25, 2008 vs. San Antonio, became the 13th player in NBA history to record 7,000 career assists... On January 13, 2009 vs. Atlanta, joined Jason Kidd and Tim Hardaway as the only players to collect 1,300 career three-pointers made and 7,000 career assists... On Feb. 8, 2009 at Detroit, racked up his fifth career 20-assist game (21) and the 12th in franchise history... On March 3, 2009 vs. Orlando, became the 11th player in NBA history to accumulate 13,000 points and 7,000 assists... In addition to passing Ring of Honor great Alvan Adams as the No. 2 assists man in Suns history this season, passed Guy Rodgers, Bob Cousy, Tim Hardaway, Terry Porter, Lenny Wilkins and Maurice Cheeks for No. 9 all-time in NBA dimes... On Dec. 4, 2008 at Dallas, joined Phoenix greats Kevin Johnson and Alvan Adams as the only players to amass 4,000 career assists in a Suns uniform... Out-assisted the opposition's entire team on three occasions... Recorded double-digit assist numbers in a season-high four straight games three times this season... Scored 20 or more points in a career-best seven consecutive games... Set a new single-season career high with 54 straight successful free throws, just four makes shy of setting a new franchise record... Ranked second on the team with 28 double-doubles... Had 23 20-point efforts and one 30-point game... Saw his numbers rise after the All-Star break, averaging 19.2 ppg on 55-percent shooting, 9.7 apg and 47 percent from long range in the second half of the season... Joined Ray Allen and Raja Bell as the only players to hit 150 or more threes in each of the last three seasons.

2007-08
In his 11th NBA season, averaged 16.9 ppg, 11.1 apg, 3.5 rpg, 50% FG, 47% 3FG and 91% FT in 34.3 mpg in 81 contests… Finished the regular season with 6,788 career assists, ranked 15th in NBA history… First Sun in franchise history to average at least 11 assists in three separate seasons (2004-05, 2006-07)… Became the first player since Magic Johnson in 1990-91 to average 11 or more assists and NOT lead the league in assists… Joined Larry Bird as the only players in league history to shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 90 percent from the free-throw line in multiple seasons… The only NBA player in the top 25 in FG%, 3FG% and FT%... Shoot a career-best 47 percent from three-point range, while also leading the club with a career-high 179 threes made… Set a new career high with eight three-pointers vs. Denver on March 31… Made a franchise-record 74 straight free throws, dating back to the 2006-07 season… Led the Suns with 48 double-doubles… Averaged a double-double for the fourth consecutive season, joining Dwight Howard as the only two players in the NBA to do so… Named to his sixth NBA All-Star team… Named to All-NBA Second Team… In the 2008 NBA Playoffs, averaged 16.2 ppg, 7.8 apg, 2.8 rpg in 36.6 mpg… With 45 postseason double-digit assist nights, surpassed Jason Kidd for fifth-most in NBA history.

2006-07
Built a strong case for capturing his third consecutive NBA MVP award after posting career highs in assists (NBA-best 11.6), field goal percentage (.532) and tied personal bests with a .455 three-point field goal percentage (other, 2001-02 with Dallas) and 156 three-point field goals made (other, 2001-02) in 11th NBA season… Was a unanimous selection to the 2006-07 All-NBA First Team, his third consecutive First Team honor, and teamed with Amaré Stoudemire to become the first duo in franchise history to be selected to the First Team… Became the first NBA player since Magic Johnson (1990-91) to average at least 18 points (18.6) and 11 assists (11.6), the most in the NBA since John Stockton averaged 12.5 assists in 1994-95… Nash, who turned 33 on Feb. 7, was just the second player (Stockton, 12.3 in 1994-95 at age 32 and 11.2 in 1995-96 at age 33) to average 11-plus assists per game at the age of 32 or older (at the start of the season)… Led the league in assists for the third consecutive year (2004-07) to become only the fifth player in NBA history to lead the league in assists in at least three consecutive seasons (9, John Stockton, 1987-96; 8, Bob Cousy, 1952-60, 3, Oscar Robertson, 1963-66; 3, Jason Kidd, 1998-01)… Was the only NBA player ranked in the top 25 in scoring, field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage… Led all NBA guards in field goal percentage (.532) and three-point field goal percentage (.455)… Including 2006-07, a Nash-led team has led the league in scoring in six consecutive seasons (2004-07 with Phoenix, 2001-04 with Dallas)… Named to his fifth NBA All-Star Team (2002, ’03, ’05, ’06, ’07) as a reserve on Feb. 1... In the 2007 Playoffs, scored 10-plus points 11 times, 20-plus points 4 times, 30-plus points once, including a Suns’ 2007 playoff-high 31 points vs. San Antonio on May 6… Dished out 10-plus assists 10 times, 15-plus assists 3 times… Became just the fourth NBA player to average 13 assists per game in one postseason (13.3) while playing at least 10 games… The only players to do it are Magic Johnson (1984-86 L.A. Lakers), John Stockton (1988, 1992 Utah Jazz) and Johnny Moore (1983 San Antonio Spurs)… Had a career-high 23 assists, one shy of the NBA playoff record, at L.A. Lakers on April 29… Magic Johnson, John Stockton and Nash are the only NBA players to ever record at least 23 assists in an NBA playoff game… Shattered the club postseason record, which was previously held Kevin Johnson (19) vs. San Antonio on April 26, 1992… Distributed 15 assists in the first half to tie an NBA playoff record for most assists in half (other, Magic Johnson and Doc Rivers)… Has 10 double-doubles (40 career postseason double-doubles)… Has 43 career postseason double-digit assists games, which ranks as the sixth most in NBA playoff history.

2005-06
Won second consecutive NBA MVP Award after posting career highs in scoring (18.8, 29th in the NBA), rebounds (4.2), field goal percentage (.512, T-16th), free throw-percentage (NBA-best and franchise-record .921) and minutes played (35.4) in 79 games in his 10th NBA season... Only the ninth player ever to win back-to-back MVP titles and only the third guard (Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan)… Became only the fourth player (Reggie Miller in 1993-94, Mark Price in 1988-89 and Larry Bird in 1986-87 and 1987-88) in NBA history to shoot at least 50 percent or better from the field, 40 percent or better from behind the arc (.439, 6th) and 90 percent from the charity stripe, and meet all the statistical minimums (300 field goals made, 55 three-point field goals made, 125 free throws made)…Led the NBA in assists (10.5) for the second year in a row and is the first NBA player since Kidd (1998-99, 1999-00) to average double figures in assists in consecutive seasons... A Nash-led team has led the league in scoring in five consecutive seasons (2004-06 with Phoenix, 2001-04 with Dallas)... Averaged 20.4 points, 10.2 assists, .502 FG, .368 3FG, .912 FT in 39.9 minutes in 20 games in 2006 NBA Playoffs… Became just the third player (Magic Johnson seven times, John Stockton three times) to post double figures in assists in seven consecutive playoff games (May 12-26, 2006) and first to do so since Stockton did it in the 1996 NBA Playoffs… Scored in double figures 19 times, 20-plus points 11 times, 30-plus points 2 times including 2006 playoff-high 32 points in Game 6 at Lakers on May 4… Notched his fifth career postseason (fourth with Phoenix) game with at least 30 points and 10 assists finishing with a team-high 31 points (10-15 FG, 3-5 3FG, 8-9 FT), game-high 12 assists in 41 minutes in Game 1 of the conference semifinals on May 8… Only Kevin Johnson (7) has more 30 point and 10 assist games in Suns playoff history… Notched NBA postseason leading 12 double-doubles… Dished out 10 or more assists 13 times, including a 2006 NBA Playoff-high 16 assists in Game 1 of the conference finals at Dallas on May 24… In that game, scored 10 of his 27 points in the final 3:27 to overcome a 114-105 deficit to post a 121-118 victory… Ranks second on the Suns all-time postseason leaders in assists with 382, trailing only Kevin Johnson (935).

2004-05
Joined Bob Cousy (1956-57), Oscar Robertson (1963-64), Magic Johnson (1986-87, 1988-89 and 1989-90), Michael Jordan (1990-91, 1992-93, 1995-96, 1997-98) and Allen Iverson (2000-01) as the only guards in league history to be named NBA’s Most Valuable Player… Became only the second player in franchise history (Charles Barkley, 1992-93) to receive the NBA’s top individual honor and joined Hakeem Olajuwon (1993-94, Nigeria) as the only international players to win the award… First Team All-NBA selection for the first time in his career, and was first Suns player to appear on the first team since Jason Kidd (2000-01)… Concluded his ninth NBA season by averaging 15.5 pts, NBA-best 11.5 asts, 3.3 rebs, .502 FG (T20th), .431 3FG (6th), .887 FT (6th) in 34.3 mins in 75 games in ‘04-05… Posted highest assists average (11.5) in NBA since John Stockton averaged 12.3 in 1994-95 and the second highest assist average in franchise history, trailing only Kevin Johnson’s 12.2 average in 1988-89… Was only NBA player to average double figures in assists and one of three guards (Jason Terry, Mike Miller) to shoot 50 percent or better from the field (.502)… Suns were 2-5 when Nash did not play and 60-15 when he did… Became only player in NBA history to record double figures in assists in 11 consecutive victories from Dec. 5-26 (prev. 10 by Magic Johnson, 1986-87)… Named to the NBA All-Star Team for the third time in his career... Won PlayStation Skills Challenge at 2005 All-Star Weekend… Had 16 20-point, 10-assist games… Scored 30-plus points twice… Had career-high 49 double-doubles, including his second career triple-double with 12 points, career-high 13 rebounds, 12 assists in 27 minutes before resting during the fourth quarter vs. Philadelphia on March 30… Shot 50 percent or better 39 times… Distributed 10 or more assists 59 times and 15 or more 11 times… Scored season-high 33 points at Sacramento on Feb. 8, snapping the Suns’ eight-game losing streak at ARCO Arena… Named Western Conference Player of the Month for November after guiding the Suns to an NBA-best 12-2 mark and averaging 16.0 points and an NBA-best 11.4 assists… Named Western Conference Player of the Week on Feb. 14 and Dec. 27… Distributed season-high 18 assists three times; at Dallas on Nov. 16, at L.A. Clippers on Nov. 21 and vs. Utah on Feb. 14, the most by a Suns player since Jason Kidd dished out 19 assists vs. Denver on March 3, 2001… In his first game against his former club, had 17 points, 18 assists, six rebounds and 10 turnovers at Dallas on Nov. 16… Nash’s 17 assists, one-turnover performance at Cleveland on Nov. 10 was the most assists by a Suns player with one or fewer turnovers since Jason Kidd had 19 assists and zero turnovers on March 4, 1999 at Seattle… Missed six games due to injury and was a DNP (Coach’s Decision) in season finale at Sacramento on April 20… Suffered a left thigh contusion at Indiana on Jan. 14 and left game with 10:57 remaining in the second quarter and missed the next three games (Jan. 15-19, last game with back spasms injury)… Did not dress in first three games after the All-Star break due to left hamstring strain (Feb. 23-27)… Suffered a moderate concussion vs. New Orleans on Nov. 26 in the second quarter and did not return after logging 19 minutes… Signed as a free agent on July 14… Followed sensational MVP performance in regular season, with even gaudier numbers in the postseason, averaging 23.9 points, 11.3 assists, 4.8 rebounds on .520 shooting in 15 playoff games… Became the first player in NBA history to record four consecutive games with at least 25 points and 10 assists in the postseason (May 18-24)… Joined Wilt Chamberliain and Michael Jordan as the only players to score 40-plus points in one playoff game and then collect a triple double in the next game… Scored career-high 48 points (regular season and playoff) in Game 4 of conference semifinals at Dallas on May 15, the second-highest point total in Suns playoff history and followed that effort up with the fifth career triple-double in Phoenix postseason history (and his first in the playoffs) with 34 points, career playoff-high 13 rebounds and 12 assists in Game 5 vs. Dallas on May 18… Scored at least 20 points in eight consecutive playoff games (May 11 – 28), the most by a Suns player in the postseason since Charles Barkley did it 12 times in a row from June 5, 1993 – May 11, 1994.

2003-04:
Despite having the difficult task of keeping all of the Mavericks’ offensive weapons involved, Steve Nash turned in yet another brilliant season… In his eighth NBA season and his sixth with the Mavericks, averaged 14.5 points, a career-high 8.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 33.5 minutes in 78 games (all starts)… Among NBA leaders, ranked third in assists, first in assists per 48 minutes (12.6), sixth in assists per turnover ratio (3.29), second in free throw percentage (.916), tied for 11th in three-point field goal percentage (.405) and 32nd in field goal percentage (.470)… Over the final 44 games he played, Nash shot .516 from the floor… Averaged 10.0 assists over his final 32 games played… Garnered the fourth most votes and was named to the 2003-04 NBA All-Interview First Team… Scored in double figures 60 times, 20 or more 16 times and had 28 double-doubles with one triple-double… Dished out a career-high and NBA season-high 19 assists vs. Sacramento on April 1 (prev. 17 Dallas at Utah, Nov. 20, 2000)… Tallied season-high 31 points (11-17 FG, 3-4 3FG, 6-7 FT) vs. Cleveland on March 30… Recorded first career triple-double with 14 points, 12 assists and a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Portland on Nov. 17… Tied the Maverick franchise record for most three-pointers made without a miss in a single game with five vs. New Orleans on Nov. 11.

2001-02:
Averaged career-highs of 17.9 ppg, a team-high 7.7 apg and 3.1 rpg in 34.6 mpg in a career-high 82 games...only Maverick player to play and start in all 82 games…shot .483 from the field, a team-high .455 from 3-point range and a team-high .887 from the line…registered a career-high 634 assists…selected to the Western Conference NBA All-Star Team…named NBA Player of the Week from 12/10-16/01…scored in double figures 69 times, had 20 or more points 36 times and 30 or more points six times…led team in scoring 11 times, in assists 66 times and in steals 17 times…156 3-point field goals made was the second-highest single season total in Dallas history…21 games of double figure assists…ranked 34th in the NBA in Points Per Game, ninth in Assists Per Game, fifth in the NBA in Free Throw Percentage, 25th in field goal percentage and fifth in 3-point field goal percentage...averaged 19.4 ppg, 8.5 apg in the wins and 14.9 ppg and 5.9 apg in the losses...made the game winning 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds on the clock in overtime at San Antonio (12/26/01)…career-high 39 points (career-high 13-16 FTs), vs. Portland on 12/11/01…recorded 20 double-doubles…19 points (7-10 FGs) and a season-high 15 assists in 30 minutes vs. Toronto on 3/7/02… just missed first career triple-double with 16 points, career-high 9 rebounds and 9 assists in 41 minutes at Denver on 3/3/02

2000-01:
Averaged career-highs of 15.6 ppg on .487 shooting and 7.3 apg and 3.2 rpg in 34.1 mpg in 70 games....Missed 10 total games due to a sore left hamstring (1/11/01-1/20/01 and 2/3/01-2/13/01)....Missed the L.A. Lakers game (12/3/00) and Houston game (12/5/00) due to a bruised right calf....Fourth in the league in FT shooting at .895....11th in the league in assists (7.3)....Shot a team-high .406 from the 3-point arc....Those numbers were career-highs as well....In wins averaged 15.3 ppg (.506 FG) and 7.5 apg while in the losses averaged 16.2 ppg (.453 FGs) and 6.8 apg....Led team in scoring eight times....Scored in double figures 57 times and had 20 or more points 19 times....Had 10 or more assists 14 times....Had 12 double-doubles (all point-assist)....Career-high 31 points (10-22 FGs, 3-9 3FGs) vs. L.A. Lakers (2/20/01)....Attempted a career-high 22 field goals in that game....Grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds twice (vs. Philadelphia on 1/23/01 and vs. San Antonio on 11/10/00)....Played a season-high 46 minutes vs. Detroit (1/3/01)....Career-high 5 steals at Boston (12/18/00)....Career-high 17 assists at Utah (11/20/00). Averaged 13.6 ppg, a team-high 6.4 apg and 3.2 rpg in 37.0 mpg in 10 playoff games....Started all 10 playoff games....Scored in double figures eight times....Shot .882 (30-34 FTs) from the free throw line....Led the team in assists in seven of the 10 games....Dished out a playoff-high 14 assists against San Antonio in Game 4 (5/12/01)....Notched a playoff-high 43 minutes at Utah in Game 2 (4/24/01) and in Game 5 (5/3/01)....Had a playoff-high 27 points (8-15 FGs) against Utah in Game 4 (5/1/01)

1999-2000:
Appeared in 56 games (27 starts) and averaged 8.6 points, 4.9 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game in 27.4 minutes....Played his best at the end of the season after returning from a right ankle tendon strain which cost him 25 games....In the last 10 games he averaged 13.6 ppg, 8.1 apg in 40.1 minutes....Scored in double figures in 15 of the last 20 games and 24 times overall....Had six double-doubles all of which came in the last 19 games....Played a career-high 51 minutes at Denver on 4/6/00....Posted a season-high 11 assists twice - 3/16/00 at San Antonio and 3/27/00 at Utah....Twice went 10-11 from the foul line to post career-highs in both of those categories - 3/27/00 at Utah and 4/18/00 vs. Lakers.

1998-99:
Played in 40 games and averaged 7.9 ppg on .363 shooting with 5.5 assists in 31.7 minutes....Led the Mavericks with 219 assists and ranked second in free throw percentage (.826)....Missed the final 10 games of the season due to a lower back strain....Scored in double figures 12 times and dished-out 10-plus assists five times.

1997-98:
Ranked 13th in the NBA in 3-point accuracy (.415), connecting on 81-195 with the Suns....Connected on 74-86 (.860) free throws, tops among the Suns....One of the most improved players in the NBA, Nash bettered his rookie numbers by 5.8 points, 1.1 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.

1996-97:
Averaged 3.3 ppg on .423 shooting with 2.1 assists in 10.5 minutes as a rookie....Tallied 17 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds on 11/14/96 at Vancouver, his only start of the season....Connected on 42-51 (.824) free throws and 23-55 (.418) 3-pointers....His 3-point accuracy was second-best ever for a Suns rookie (Wesley Person .436).

College:
At Santa Clara, he was twice named the West Coast Conference Player of the Year (1994-95, 1995-96), the first Bronco to do so since Kurt Rambis....Finished career as the Bronco's all-time leader in career assists (510), free throw percentage (.862), and 3-pointers made and attempted (263-656)....Third on the school's all-time scoring list (1,689)....Holds Santa Clara's single-season free throw percentage record (.894)....Named Honorable Mention All-America as a senior by The Associated Press and the USBWA....Two-time Wooden Award candidate....Averaged 17.0 points, 6.0 assists, and 3.5 rebounds as a senior....Only the fourth player in WCC history to lead the conference in scoring and assists in the same season, a feat first accomplished by John Stockton....The first freshman named Most Valuable Player of the WCC Tournament....Scored 40 points (knocking down 8-17 3-pointers) at Gonzaga in 1995....Was 21-21 from the free throw line against St. Mary's in 1995....Nailed six straight free throws in the final 31 seconds to top Arizona in the 1993 NCAA Tournament as a freshman....Played for the Canadian National Team in 1993 and won a silver medal after a loss to the Team USA in the World University Games, which included such players as Michael Finley and Damon Stoudamire....Played for British Columbia in the 1993 Canada Games winning a bronze medal....A member of the 1996 Nike Desert Classic All-Tournament team.
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Vitals

Height: 6'3''/ 1.91m
Weight: 178 lbs./ 80.7 kg
Born: February 07, 1974
From: Santa Clara University
Draft: 1st Round (15th pick) 1996 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 1996
Years Pro: 17
Previous Teams:
  Los Angeles Lakers 2013 - 2013
  Phoenix Suns 2012 - 2012
  Los Angeles Lakers 2012 - 2012
  Phoenix Suns 2004 - 2011
  More Previous Teams
Prior to NBA/Country: Santa Clara/Canada

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