It's not fair to do this to him after everything he's done for the league and Phoenix in particular. Yes, he's Canadian and may wind up in TO as maybe a front office guy or assistant coach someday but not as a player. Phoenix, should they decide to unload him will want future returns on the player(s) they get back. He will not have an impact in a team that needs so much more than leadership.
Carter's contract will be done this season because no doubt they won't be picking up his $18M option. If they cut Nash off the books now they save $12M on him next season. That would drop the Suns cap number to around $18M total (as Grant Hill's deal is about to expire). With that flexibility the can restock on the fly. The more I think about it, the more the Raptors TPE is valuable to the Suns. I would think they would want a guy like Bayless back.
I love Nash but I oppose any idea of sending him to this sad excuse of a professional basketball team. The guy deserves a ring, not playing camp councilor.
I am torn, on the one side are we totally abandoning the concept of defense and on the other side is we will have a real point guard for the first time ever. I think nash has about 5 more great years in him and his work ethic and toughness will be inspiring to the young guys. Would be nice to win a championship with nash in toronto. As long as we dont give up demar, wright, davis,or barbosa in the process I am cool with it.
I don't see a need to Nash on this team. If we were in the thick of things in the east and dying for a very good, pure PG, i'd be all for it. Like some posters have alluded to, he'd be perfect on a team like Orlando (they're going for broke anyway) or Atlanta.
Bargnani is asked how he gets beat on the boards.
"Being lazy maybe," he says. "That's the only reason it can be. I've got the body, I've got everything to take 10 rebounds a game. It's just sometimes I get lazy."
Stockton only played until age 40, not 42 and he was a shadow of himself in his last playoff series.
Well he just turned 41 before the playoffs. His last series would be sub par for Jameer Nelson.
You people are crazy for not wanting Nash to come. I think he would rather finish his career in Canada, playing with Triano who, a guy he loves, rather then going to an Atlanta. Trade for Calderon!
Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver and President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby have said they do not foresee trading point guard Steve Nash, who has reaffirmed a commitment and desire to stay with the Suns.
"We've already made one huge trade, and we've got to let that settle out before we do anything more, but we've always got our eyes and ears open," Babby said. "We will do our due diligence."Source: azcentral.com"I think we'd like to play with the guys we have," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said
1) Nash would cost the Raptors picks and young players that are going to be crucial in its rebuilding process. With Nash on board we are right back to being a mediocre team again which will eliminate the chance of getting a high draft pick.
2) At 37 years of age there is no telling when Nash would hit the wall. It could happen next season.
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