This means essentially every player is in a contract year. Is this a good thing or a bad thing. I'll share my reasons for both and would love to hear what you all think.
Positives: They all want to earn that next contract. Everyone will be playing their butt off and in turn, should result in some more wins that maybe they weren't slated to get.
This might also be a great thing because rebuilding the entire roster is an absolute necessity. Hopefully they can find a way to get Nash off the books too. We all know Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol are probably coming back, so, it's time to move on. From there we can build a solid bench which will most likely include Nick Young and maybe even Wes J.
In the case of Nash, I think the Lakers need to trade or turn him into a player coach. Nash is a very capable shooter and he reads the floor well. Good for a team that's going deep in the playoffs or a young team that could need some leadership. His greatest asset now is what knowledge he can pass on while playing limited minutes off the bench. I have no interest seeing him in Lakers starting five. Kobe and Pau should be the only hold overs from last year team. It was a bad idea to team up a 39 year old Nash with Kobe in the back and it would be an even worse idea to team up a 40 year old Nash with an injured Kobe. If we're not going to be great at least we can be entertaining. Nash is not entertaining. First option is to try and trade Nash second option is bring him off the bench.
Negatives: Could chemistry be an issue? I'm not sure but you might have a team where everyone wants to be "the guy" or one of the main guys.
I really don't see a lot negatives with this. I'm ready for some change. Sorry for the rant on Nash but I had been thinking about that as well.