I also agree with your second paragraph, but signing a 2-time MVP would certainly make the team better, put them into playoff contention (at least) and go a long way towards making the Toronto Raptors franchise relevant again. Nobody ever said Nash was the be-all-and-end-all of signings, who alone would catapult the Raptors into the playoffs, but he would be an excellent starting point to making the team better and helping them attract even more free agents for even further improvements. Lowry or Dragic certainly won't have near the impact (on the court or off the court) that Nash would have.
If Nash disses the raptors he is a b???ch. He sold out Canada, he is basically leaving like 1-2 million dollars on the table to not play for the raptors. How embarrasing is that. People thought that we had a problem attracting free agents before, wait until this gets out "Steve Nash sells out his own country, and leaves 2 million per year on the table, cause he wants to win".
He hasn't played for Canada internationally for like 10 years, and guess what ... he is actually born in south africa, he probably doesn't even consider himself a real canadian. That is it, he is dead to me!
I posted earlier on this thread, that I thought that 36 million for 3 years to a 38 year old was not a sound decision. I will be glad if he doesn't come to Toronto. Lets use our money on a SF, Calderon is a very good PG.
Die Nash Die.
I would've preferred Lowry regardless, he is a better defender, he's younger, and an unbelievable rebounder at the PG position, not to mention a great scorer. I will be much happier if we can pull of something for Lowry instead of Nash.
It almost feels like Nash's agent is trying to put the pressure on TO to get a bigger payout, but if thats true then using family matters as a negotiating tactic seems pretty slimy.
Ok ... people need to RELAX. Holy sh*t!
Nash hasn't come out and said ANYTHING. Until then, effing CHILL!!!!
The above from Cal fan makes sense to me. I could see how Nash would want all the cards on the table before he makes his decision. Was BC's first offer his best. Would it not make sense to try to drive up your price. Nash is worth a small fortune to MLSE. He has business savvy and is no dummy. It would not be reasonable to think that he would be a slam dunk for TO. I think we are still in the game.
Is it a coincidence that we have 41 mil in committed salary 6.3 to fields and a 12 mil offer to Nash that totals dam near the salary cap number. This without amnestying Calderon. I'm still thinking we have a shot, but acknowledge I am in the minority here.
David Aldridge David Aldridge @daldridgetnt
The Founders worked July 4, so...source confirms sign/trade talks between Knicks/Suns 4 Nash back on, w/NY now willing 2 include Shumpert.
David Aldridge @daldridgetnt
However, another source cautions that Nash has yet to decide where he wants to go, &?Suns have to see if NO matches Eric Gordon offer sheet.
Back up the Brinks truck and hold the phone!
Aldridge is also not a NY reporter.
We're going after Lowry.
With or w/out Nash, sources say, Raps will keep trying to trade for Kyle Lowry. Raps talked deals w/HOU at draft. Still want him either way
Chris Rock pleads with the Knicks not to trade Shumpert, lol
Chris Rock @chrisrock
... hopefully he gets his wish :)Quote:
Dear Knicks please don't trade shumpert does anybody Remeber Trevor ariza for Stevie Francis .
So, my heart is all torn up.
Also, I've been more interested/excited this offseason than I was all regular season, if that says anything about our basketball team.
Phil Taylor @SI_PhilTaylor
Will say this: Chasing Nash seems admission that Melo deal bombed & #Knicks desperate 4 him to somehow make mismatched pieces fit.
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Suddenly I'm not so glum - especially if Lowry is a possibility.