Would the Suns trade Nash?
Old 11-09-2010, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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His championship window in Phoenix is all but slammed shut, but he hasn't asked to be traded to a contender.

Lots of players in his position would entertain the thought of spending their final years elsewhere, hoping for the elusive bling. Nash turns 37 this season and has done everything except win a championship. But we just told you Nash is different. Ask him about his future with the Suns and he'll say he's just looking to win the next game. The Suns opened with a tough schedule; five of their first seven games were against teams with 50 wins last season and Phoenix went 2-3 in those games.

"We need time to find out who we are," Nash said. "I like what I see. Cohesion and understanding is getting inch by inch better."

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With Goran Dragic as a capable replacement for Nash, at least until they get somebody better, the Suns owe it to themselves to study the situation between now and the trade deadline. Here's a few possible destinations that might work for everybody involved:

Hawks: They have one of the least-productive starting point guards in the league in Mike Bibby. And too often, Joe Johnson assumes the point guard role and dribbles precious seconds off the clock. Nash would make the Hawks a major player in the East, and for those who cite his defense, is Bibby any better? They could package Jamal Crawford's expiring contract and any combination of Jeff Teague, Marvin Williams and rookie Jordan Crawford, all young players.

Magic: Put Nash with Dwight Howard and you'd see a clinic on the pick-and-roll. Howard would instantly become a legit MVP candidate and Orlando would be more than just a 3-point shooting team that occasionally goes inside to Howard. This trade would vault Orlando near the top of the heap in the East (although Celtics fans would love to see Nash defend Rajon Rondo). Besides, the Magic don't appear to have supreme confidence in Jameer Nelson, whom they tried to trade this summer to New Orleans for Chris Paul. Orlando could package Nelson with Brandon Bass, who'd give the Suns some badly-needed size.

Heat: This would be a case of the rich getting richer, and more precisely, the rich getting something they don't already have. Miami needs a point guard who can relieve the playmaking burden from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, and to awaken Chris Bosh, who's off to a poor start. Can you imagine Nash running pick-and-rolls with all of the above? That would be insane. Problem: Miami doesn't have much to offer, unless the Suns want Mike Miller and maybe 3-point shooter James Jones (who, oddly enough, played with Nash in Phoenix from 2005-07). That's not enough, and besides, nobody seems to want to hand the hated Heat a title, anyway.

Knicks: Nash would be reunited with D'Antoni and Stoudemire, and the New York lifestyle would definitely agree with him. The Knicks wouldn't be ready to win right away, but if they add Carmelo Anthony to the mix next summer as expected, the Knicks would be in the championship mix. They can offer Raymond Felton and Wilson Chandler, a pair of productive young starters, plus throw-ins.

Thunder: Not that the Suns would want to send Nash to a team in the West. But the Thunder could offer young players; James Harden and Jeff Green come to mind. Because Nash and Russell Westbrook both play well off the ball, they could share the playmaking duties (think Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars in Detroit) and make Oklahoma City even more dangerous offensively. Rather than waiting for their team to grow up, the Thunder could try and win now, since tomorrow (and a title) isn't promised.
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Old 11-09-2010, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-10-2010, 04:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Guys, there's no way we would trade for Steve Nash; as great as he would be for marketing, it's just bad basketball and Colangelo won't stand for it - Nash has at most three more years in the league and no one can even guarantee that, not to mention to trade FOR him we'd have to deal a sizeable amount of talent and draft picks.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Nash in OKC would be really, really interesting.
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Nash in OKC would be really, really interesting.
Russell at the 2 then? I dont know if he's a very good shooter
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He'll probably be traded by deadline if Suns aren't in the playoff picture/doing well
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Russell at the 2 then? I dont know if he's a very good shooter
He's a good mid-range shooter. That's all you really need to be.
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Alvin Gentry on Steve Nash trade rumour:


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Suns coach Alvin Gentry says there's no truth to rumors that the team could trade point guard Steve Nash.

"Steve's not going to be traded, that I can tell you," Gentry told Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic. "If he's traded, I'm going along with him, OK?"
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^ OK, we'll take them both.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:27 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Trading Nash would be good for both teams who are in the deal.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:40 AM   #12 (permalink)
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While I'd want Nash in Toronto I doubt it will happen. I"m all for him getting traded to any one of those teams, Nash definitely deserves a ring.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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While I'd want Nash in Toronto I doubt it will happen. I"m all for him getting traded to any one of those teams, Nash definitely deserves a ring.
Nash getting traded here wouldn't help us nor him. Well, it would help us slightly but Nash only has about 2 more seasons left in him of good ball and we won't be going anywhere with him anytime soon in those 2 seasons.

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Russell at the 2 then? I dont know if he's a very good shooter
backup pg with harden at the 2 would be very deadly
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