With the Los Angeles Lakers unlikely to use their 2014 cap space on a max contract player to save it for the 2015 edition, they are unlikely to use the stretch provision to waive Steve Nash.

Nash is due $9.7 million in the 14-15 season, which the Lakers could spread out evenly over the next three seasons. 

Taking the hit in one season while allowing Nash to see if he can get healthy is the logical move given the Lakers' circumstances.

Nash was asked about the Lakers' likely decision to keep him on Tuesday.

 “Yeah, it sounds like it,” said Nash.

Nash intends to retire if the Lakers decide to waive him though.

“That would be it,” he said. “I’ll either be back here or I’ll be done.”