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Old 02-27-2012, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, Bryan? Steve Nash is your guy, take your best shot

Okay, Bryan? You here?

Okay, good.

Anyway, after serious consideration and a few conversations around Orlando this weekend and looking at what the other options are, here is the one thing you need to do this summer more than anything else:

Throw an awful lot of money at Steve Nash to get him to sign in Toronto.

Iím talking two years at least, perhaps $18-22 million with a third year at his option, and youíve got to try to do whatever it takes to get him to come aboard.

Itís a bold move but what the hell, isnít that what you do?

Now, I have no idea whether Nash would even entertain the idea but knowing what I know of him, knowing his circumstances and whatís out there in the league, and after chatting with some folks around all-star weeend, I am 100 per cent confident that he will go into the free agency period with an open mind.

We know he loves Toronto as a city, we know heís not about chasing a championship because he would have done that two years ago or forced a trade already so donít go into it thinking youíve got no chance.

It may be a huge long shot but youíve got to take it.

It would be a signal to the other players on the team, the other players in the league and a fan base thatís stuck with you through some recent lean times that youíre willing to make a bold move for an immediate return.

Whatís to lose?

Would you rather try to spend your money on Nicolas Batum or Wilson Chandler or Andrei Kirilenko or someone of that ilk? Theyíre all good players who might help your team and everthing but none of them are even close to Nash.

Nash immediately makes DeMar DeRozan better. He immediately makes Andrea Bargnani better. He immediately gets James Johnson better shots and if anyone can make it easy for Jonas Valanciunas to acclimate himself with the NBA on the offensive end, itís a savvy, skilled point guard who has made a career out of making players better.

I bet the coach would love it, too. Your team is already young enough and youíre going to have Valanciunas and another high draft pick coming in anyway, why not get a guy who makes the transition from Europe or college easier for all. And donít for a second think that Dwane couldnít devise an offence Ė and more important, a defence Ė that would maximize what Nash can do.

To me, itís a no-brainer to at least give it a shot; it hastens the rebuilding or retooling process and, as I mentioned, is a clear sign that youíre serious about getting things changed and changed relatively fast.

Iíll get back to you in July when it comes time to spend some of that money youíve got; until then, think about it, please.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Considering Doug licks Jose's balls daily this is kind of surprising.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is Doug smoking some Mary Jane? Throwing all our money on someone who will be here for only a couple of years is nonsensical.
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get Chandler as well as Nash.
it's elementary!
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is Doug smoking some Mary Jane? Throwing all our money on someone who will be here for only a couple of years is nonsensical.
Since you're against it, may ol' doug is on to something.
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Is Doug smoking some Mary Jane? Throwing all our money on someone who will be here for only a couple of years is nonsensical.
nash might be able to make Derozan more consistant, even a 17-19 ppg from derozan and decent defense would make me a happy guy. Add that to Bargnani being a in my opinion 30 ppg scorer with nash, why wouldn't you? improve the guys, and then when the 11 million or so comes off the books 2 years from now, and you're a legitimate playoff team, sign a good/emerging talent. look at what nash did with marion, wouldn't you say marion is in the same mold as JJ?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I dont think its a bad idea to sign him to a 2 year deal...

It would be a huge story, get us some media attention and get us on tv. It would make everyone on the team better, develop our younger players, increas their trade value if needed for next season and possibly attract other free agents. Also if we do end up with a young PG in the draft or via trade, what better mentor to have?
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Would Nash be willing to be a part of Casey's no non-sense defense though?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Let NAsh go to a contender, not rot here.
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Let NAsh go to a contender, not rot here.
why? we'd make the playoffs and he may actually help recruiting a couple players here.
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why? we'd make the playoffs and he may actually help recruiting a couple players here.
Let's get Ray Ray too then.
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Let's get Ray Ray too then.
the goal is to develop our youth, not have them rot on the bench behind a HOF
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the goal is to develop our youth, not have them rot on the bench behind a HOF
I would say Ray Allen at his age would be the one coming off the bench. Not that i'd advicate him coming here.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:28 PM   #14 (permalink)
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if, big if, bc was to get nash, he woould definately be a great mentor for bayless and hopefully with a later pick tony wroten jr.
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I can't tell if this is satirical or not but if we get Nash we'll be mediocre at best for the next two years then shit.
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if, big if, bc was to get nash, he woould definately be a great mentor for bayless and hopefully with a later pick tony wroten jr.
Nash can't turn a scrub like Bayless into a starting PG.
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I can't tell if this is satirical or not but if we get Nash we'll be mediocre at best for the next two years then shit.
It's amazing. Where does everyone get their crystal balls?
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I can't tell if this is satirical or not but if we get Nash we'll be mediocre at best for the next two years then shit.
with two picks coming in this year(minimum), and if bargnani's injury isn't one that lingers with him, i'd say we'd be better than mediocre. And that's not taking into account JJ, Derozan's likely improvement. heck, what if ED's dad kicks him in the arse and he starts producing too? comeon dude..
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It's amazing. Where does everyone get their crystal balls?
Well, considering crap like this has been said about Nash for the last decade, I'm not ready to concede that he's likely to drop off soon. It'll have to happen eventually, but every year people are wrong about him, so I'll believe it when I see it.
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It's amazing. Where does everyone get their crystal balls?
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