Nash winds up with Kobe in L.A.

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Nash winds up with Kobe in L.A.

Since free agency began, it looked as though All-Pro point guard Steve Nash was either headed to Toronto as a free agent signing or part of a sign-and-trade deal with the New York Knicks.

But in a move that seemingly came out of nowhere, Nash is now on his way to Los Angeles to team up with Kobe Bryant and the Lakers.

According to Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic, the Suns will receive 2013 and 2015 first-round draft picks and 2013 and 2014 second-round draft picks.

Nash reportedly turned down more money from the Raptors, and according to Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears, Nash will make a guaranteed 27 million over three years.

Early in the off-season, before free agency began, Nash had been linked to the Bulls, but Chicago's tight financial flexibility never made it a real option for Nash.

The move is helpful to the Bulls in one sense. Nash had been rumored to only Eastern Conference teams (New York, Toronto, Miami) before the Lakers entered the picture and snatched the active assists leader up.

Bulls: NBA says DeMarcus Cousins didn't foul Dwyane Wade in closing seconds

Bulls: NBA says DeMarcus Cousins didn't foul Dwyane Wade in closing seconds

Dwyane Wade isn't a fan of the NBA's Last Two Minute reports. It's safe to say yesterday's findings won't change his stance on the matter.

The NBA announced on Sunday that DeMarcus Cousins was incorrectly called for a foul on Wade in the closing seconds of the Bulls' 102-99 victory over the Kings.

With the game tied at 99 and 16 seconds remaining, Wade lost control of the ball while going up for a dunk and missed the attempt. Cousins was trailing on the play and appeared to place his hand on Wade's back after Wade had already lost the ball.

Cousins was called for a foul and Wade made one of two free throws, which wound up being the eventual game-winning basket.

Per the NBA, Cousins shouldn't have been called for the foul, stating "Cousins (SAC) has his hand on Wade's (CHI) back while he is airborne, but he does not extend his arm and push him and the contact does not affect the shot attempt."

For what it's worth, the L2M report also stated that Cousins got away with a travel in the final minute, right before his jumper in the paint put Sacramento up 99-97.

After the game a sarcastic Cousins did his best to control his emotions when asked about the foul call against him on Wade.

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