Steve Nash plans on remaining in Manhattan Bech for the remainder of his life and is expected to be part of the Los Angeles Lakers' franchise even after his contract expires.
Nash had a breakfast meeting last week with Mitch Kupchak.
"He's planning to come around when he's ready," Lakers' spokesman John Black said.
The Lakers have given Nash time and space to come to grips with the end of his season and possibly his career.
"Going forward I hope we all can refocus our energies on getting behind these Lakers," Nash wrote in a Facebook post on Nov. 7. "This team will be back and Staples will be rocking."
Jeanie Buss believes in good karma and the returns of treating people well, which is part of the reason why Nash still is valued by the franchise.
Treating Nash well could be viewed by potential free agents as a sign of the team's loyalty.
Kevin Durant worked out with Nash at the Lakers' training facility in the offseason and clearly respects the veteran point guard. Durant will be the prize of the 2016 free agency class and the Lakers will certainly pursue him.