July 10: Steve Nash to Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers acquired two-time league MVP Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns in a sign-and-trade. The deal for the 38-year-old point guard gave the Suns first-round draft picks in 2013 and 2015, and second-round picks in 2013 and 2014. Nash will join Kobe Bryant in hopes of securing another title for the 16-time NBA champion Lakers. Entering his 16th season, Nash signed a three-year contract worth over $25 million.