Grange: Nash not eager to be a Raptor
Old 07-04-2012, 02:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If true go to plan B. Don't want him just because he couldn't find more money elsewhere.


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If Nash, 38, stays healthy it’s plausible that he can help the franchise enough on the court and off the court to make it a gamble worth taking. The bigger price for Colangelo, the Raptors and their new owners at MLSE - Rogers Communications and BCE - would be standing idly by while the best basketball player Canada is likely to ever produce, finishes his career elsewhere.

That would be awkward.

But nearly as awkward is the emerging possibility that the best basketball player Canada has ever produced isn't really all that keen on finishing his career in Toronto and trying to hump a fairly suspect lineup into the bottom end of the Eastern Conference playoffs picture for the first time in four years.

If he was, all he would have had to say is 'yes' when the Raptors made their offer on Sunday morning in New York. What a happy Canada Day that would have been. With NBA free agency entering its fourth day, however, it's hard to conclude anything other than that the Raptors are simply a well-padded fallback position for Nash.




So the two teams that would allow him to live in New York don't seem to be in the picture. His old team, the Suns, seem content to part ways and begin rebuilding. The market appears to be shrinking, yet still no word from Nash to those pursuing him with the purest hearts; no indication that he couldn't wait to come home.

Instead the waiting continues with the Dallas Mavericks zeroing in on Nash as a potential consolation prize for Williams, though reports suggest that they're not willing to make a three-year commitment to a point guard they deemed too fragile seven years ago.

Next came reports from David Aldrige that the Los Angeles Lakers are trying to work a deal with the Suns that would allow them to make an offer more enticing that the $3-million a year they would be able to give him otherwise.

And yet nothing from Nash.

You can't fault someone for investigating options. Nash has pledged to do that since it was clear he was unlikely to return to Phoenix and was jumping into free agency with both feet.

But there's a fine line between considering your options and looking around desperately for something -- anything -- even remotely as good as the one that has been front-and-centre all along, waiting expectantly.

The Toronto Raptors want Steve Nash, and have never wavered. It's seemingly evermore clear that they're going to get their man.

The trick will be for Nash -- should the day come – is to seem just as happy about it as everyone else will be.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/basketball/2...h_waiting_for/

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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this is a whole lot of speculation put into an article. gross writing. ugh.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:41 AM   #3 (permalink)
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this is a whole lot of speculation put into an article. gross writing. ugh.
Gross? That's a strange word to describe a sports article.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Good read...

It does seem pretty akward right now, after all this waiting Nash finally decides to join the raptors...What would the reaction be like, knowing he didn't "really" want to come here, but in the end we were his best option in terms of financial stability
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:46 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Good read...

It does seem pretty akward right now, after all this waiting Nash finally decides to join the raptors...What would the reaction be like, knowing he didn't "really" want to come here, but in the end we were his best option in terms of financial stability
That's the thing isn't it? It's more about what people believe.
I believe it's not that he didn't want to come here, he just wanted to hear other offers. Whether it be for piece of mind or maybe there is a small part of him that does want to take another shot at a ring.
Either way, I really do hope he decides to come to Toronto.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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this is a whole lot of speculation put into an article. gross writing. ugh.
Agreed. Horribly written, all about conjecture.

This is just an article for the sake of writing an article. Who knows what Nash is going to do, but he does NOT need to rush his decision for anybody. He knows that this is his last team, and his last free agency. He's evaluating all of his options and I don't blame him.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Good read...

It does seem pretty akward right now, after all this waiting Nash finally decides to join the raptors...What would the reaction be like, knowing he didn't "really" want to come here, but in the end we were his best option in terms of financial stability
I'd be ok if we get him, but i've lost some respect for him. He just seems like most athletes now to me. He's no different or better than anyone else as a person as far as athletes go.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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He doesn't want to come here because it would be harder to pick up girls here.. cause he'd be under the public eye all the time

See I can write a article based on speculation too
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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if he doesnt want to come i respect it, just hurry up and make your decision, the longer he makes us wait the more angry i'll get,

if we don't find out tommorow what he wants and goran dragic gets an offer sheet from another team i'm about to lose my shit
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He doesn't want to come here because it would be harder to pick up girls here.. cause he'd be under the public eye all the time

See I can write a article based on speculation too
Well, and the broads here are not all that special, just ask pizzaboy
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If I was nash I would be open and see all the offers before making a decision, even though its killing me, I understand his position
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:07 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Even if we don't get Nash...i think there are a lot of other young options as well..i just wish he makes his decision soon..

Isn't Collison available? Lowry for trade? Dragic?

I lied Darren Collison isn't a free agent whoops lol
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:15 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Well, and the broads here are not all that special, just ask pizzaboy
I could not agree more...

Being in Europe I can tell you that there is a HUGE discernible difference between Toronto Girls and European Girls..

Girls here are so Live in the Moment, relaxed and open to all sorts of things...

From what I can remember, Girls in Toronto are so uptight and materialistic, not to mention snobby.
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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how about melo,

playing anthony would be by far the best player he ever played with and nash would get his game off like no other
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I could not agree more...

Being in Europe I can tell you that there is a HUGE discernible difference between Toronto Girls and European Girls..

Girls here are so Live in the Moment, relaxed and open to all sorts of things...

From what I can remember, Girls in Toronto are so uptight and materialistic, not to mention snobby.
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fk toronto girls lol.
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I have and they're great
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:51 AM   #17 (permalink)
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why does every discussion turn into a conversation about broads? pizzababys influence is strong
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Well, and the broads here are not all that special, just ask pizzaboy
unless he goes to montreal on days off ofcourse
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:39 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Just Grange's opinon I guess.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:55 AM   #20 (permalink)
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We put the best offer on the table and it's been close to 3 days now. Let's face it.....he's not coming here.
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