Not to add any fuel to this fire.. but Robert Randolph is apparently close friends to Dolan. He tweeted the following:
Source - @rrtfb:
He apparently announced Melo's signing to NY before anyone else. Hopefully this is crap.Quote:
steve nash has agreed to play for the #nyknicks!!!!! #3peat #dynasty!!!!
fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck...why is nobody else picking up on this? Must be fake it was tweeted four hours ago
I hope BC has a solid plan B otherwise he's going to get absolutely killed
Here's a question: Does BC up the offer? $45 million over 3 years? How high can he conceivably go?
Just based on my personal business experience, desperate buyers make irrational decisions. BC needs to make this happen. It's not just his job that's on the line here but the his personal reputation and the organization's. If he can't get the GOAT Canadian to sign as a FA when he's got more money than anyone else, what the hell can he do? What can Toronto do? He needs this deal to happen. This isn't over yet....
FYI Berman deleted the tweet confirming Randolphs report.
BREAKING NEWS: Marc Berman says via Twitter that the Knicks are “closing in” on a sign-and-trade for Steve Nash. He says Robert Randolph’s tweet “looks right.”
If this includes Shumpert I will kill someone.
Update: Strangely, Berman has now deleted that Tweet. Either that means a sign-and-trade isn’t going down, or he was saving that one for later.
Maybe ESPN and Yahoo are taking the day off for the 4th of July?
The Lakers are trying to land Nash, though it would have to be via trade and not free agency because they can offer him only $3 million next season, the “mini” mid-level exception.
The Lakers could try to acquire him via the $9 million traded-player exception they received from the Lamar Odom trade last season. Trade exceptions are hard to explain, but the Lakers would have to entice the Suns to sign Nash for $9 million in the first season of a new contract and then trade him to the Lakers for a draft pick.
Nash, a free agent after spending the last eight seasons in Phoenix, has already been offered a three-year deal with the Toronto Raptors for about $36 million.
If $12M doesn't cut it, no thank you Steve.
I respect his right to go where he wants but this flies in the face of his many public comments about money (most Knicks can do is $8M I believe), old school, growth of sport in Canada to name a few.