The question with the Lakers as it pertains to often-injured point guard Steve Nash is whether to bite bullet on his $9.7 million salary for next year in the last year of his contract or use the stretch provision afforded in the CBA to waive him (spreading his money out over multiple seasons but removing him from the cap).

The Los Angeles Times reports the Lakers will keep the former MVP on roster this year, clearing cap space for 2015 and 2016 when better free agents will be available.