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Thread: Nash Watch: L.A. bound (#1009)

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    Raptors Republic Veteran Nilanka's Avatar
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    Quote planetmars wrote: View Post
    Yup... Phoenix has some leverage here. If Phoenix hates the pieces that NY is offering, Phoenix can say No. Nash would then have to settle for $3M or NY would have to find a 3rd team.
    Depends on how Nash views Toronto. If Phoenix gets greedy and says no to any Knicks offers, Nash could always say, "Screw it, I'm going to Toronto". Not sure if Phoenix is willing to risk that happening.

    Unless of course Nash tells Phoenix that NY is the only team he's willing to sign for.
    "I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    Depends on how Nash views Toronto. If Phoenix gets greedy and says no to any Knicks offers, Nash could always say, "Screw it, I'm going to Toronto". Not sure if Phoenix is willing to risk that happening.

    Unless of course Nash tells Phoenix that NY is the only team he's willing to sign for.
    In which case Phoenix is faced with the same problem BC was faced with when dealing away Bosh. Rock, meet hard place.

    As I said in an earlier post, unless Nash just wants each team's offer/deal in place before he decides where he will be playing next season, this all speaks fairly clearly that Toronto is not his preferred destination. If it was, there'd be no point for NYK to even bother negotiating a potential S&T deal with Phoenix, especially after their initial one fell apart (due to Fields not being available).

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    Explain to me why him choosing to go to a better team is any indictment on Canadian Basketball. As well explain to me how the Toronto Raptors being shitty have any indictment on Canadian Basketball. I am as loyal a fan as I can possibly be with the Raptors and I fill myself with false hope every year to make myself feel better, but there are a few clear things that I cannot hide. One The Raptors are not a good team, everyone can argue all they want bottom line they are not a good team. That single fact has no relevance to the fact that they are a Canadian team, infact they have no Canadian Basketball Players. If Steve Nash chose not to come to the Raptors it is based on that fact alone. Why would a 2 time MVP going on his last contract want to come to a team that historically can't win and historically can not even lose properly. This is not about Canadian Basketball and thankfully we have the likes of Tristan Thompson, Myck Kabongo, Andrew Wiggins, Andrew Nicholson, Kris Joseph, Cory Joseph, and quite a few more very promising Canadian players on the horizon that will make this a non factor regarding Canadian Basketball in a few years. This is purely a professional decision and should have no affect on his job as gm of Canada Basketball. Infact those names I just listed where probably influenced by Steve Nash when they began. Don't blame Nash, blame MLSE, Richard Peddy, Bryan Colangelo, Wayne Embry, Rob Babcock, Jack Mckluskey, and Glen Grunwald for not producing anything in 17 years. Each one of these people had their hands in the shittiness that is the Raps, so pick one and vent.
    I'm not saying I blame Nash for choosing to go to a "better" team (although with 4 players earning $67M, I don't know how that'll work out). I'm not saying he actively tried to hurt Canada Basketball. But its just bad PR for them, as anyone would tell you.

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    looks like even BC has thrown the towel in. he was quoted as saying

    “We gave it our best shot,”

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