Thursday, June 25, 2009

Could Steve Nash soon be a New York Knick?

The question has been asked often lately and there are obvious reasons why it could happen. Nash is in the final year of his contract, something that fits with New York's "2010 Plan." Nash won two MVP's playing for Mike D'Antoni in Phoenix and would certainly welcome a reunion with the coach.

With Shaquille O'Neal now in Cleveland, might Nash be ready to finally leave Phoenix?

Here's what Nash had to say to the New York Post's Brian Lewis regarding that:
"Obviously I love New York City; I'm making this my home. Mike D'Antoni is one of my favorite coaches. So in a lot of ways it'd be amazing," said Nash, who lives in SoHo during the offseason. "But it's not simple; a lot of stuff has to go right for me to be in New York. And I'm happy in Phoenix. We'll see what happens.

"Obviously I live in the city and I love Mike, so it would definitely be an exciting option for me... It'd be a great option. And it's always good to have options."
Not a lot of revealing stuff from Nash there, mostly because he's not a diva and wouldn't want to alienate Phoenix should something not work out. I think it would be a perfect fit, since Nash clearly wasn't the same under the Terry Porter style of offense in Phoenix. He did return to his old form under Alvin Gentry but that was with Shaq and Amare Stoudemire, whom the Suns are also interested in trading in the offseason.

While Nash would love to stay in Phoenix, he probably wouldn't if there were no pieces around him. That would seem to clear the way for a trade to the Knicks.

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