The Brooklyn Nets head coach spoke on Monday evening about the star's absence from Game 4 against the Boston Celtics, after it had been announced he would be available for the first round series.
STEVE NASH: I want to be careful here. I don't want to overstate my understanding of the situation because I'm not in Ben's shoes. It's very important for me not to speak for Ben, because I can't relate to what he's going through.
There is a mental component with everything. I think Ben has addressed that there is a mental component with what he's going through. But how much and where he's at with that is not for me to speak about. But as far as an organization, we're really pushing to support Ben in any way we can to help him improve physically and get back on the court. And the mental side of that is part and parcel.
They're not separate. They're not something that we don't want to deal with. We want to help, if he needs help, in any aspect of his life and his game. He's a cornerstone. So we want to help him feel great, play great, and become a part of this team.