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Steve Nash on the trading block?

Posted on: November 10, 2010 1:34 pm
Edited on: November 10, 2010 1:40 pm
Posted by Royce Young

If you asked me about star players that I thought would be on the last block to be brought up in trade rumors, Steve Nash would probably be there. But not on Ric Bucher's list. He has Nash on the top (other than Carmelo Anthony).

Bucher appeared on the NBA Today Podcast with Ryen Russillo and talked about players that could be traded. Nash was his top choice other than Anthony. Valley of the Suns transcribed Bucher's comments:
“I personally feel like I may have overestimated where they are, my belief in Nash to take any spare parts and make it work. I may have overestimated that.

They just don’t have what they had previously and the feeling is that you’re going to have a distinct two camps (in the Western Conference), the haves and the have-nots. Depending on where Phoenix is and in which camp, they may say ‘you know what we need to go in a different direction.’ If you’re going to move Steve Nash, you have to move him now rather than late to get something out of him.

It’s tricky because again we’re talking about a business decision and Steve Nash is a great draw in Phoenix and he’d be a great draw anywhere.”

Keep in mind, this isn't like a real, substantiated rumor neccesarily. This is one sports person - who is plugged in, mind you - giving his thought about who would be traded. He's not saying he's got source material calling for it to happen. It's just an opinion.

Nash makes $22 million over the next two seasons and is 36 years old. He's off to a pretty fantastic start this year, averaging 18.7 ppg and 8.9 apg. Moving Nash obviously means the Suns going in to full-on rebuilding mode and start working to build behind Robin Lopez and Goran Dragic I guess. Not exactly a big-time core there.

Nash has already been somewhat vocal about the team early on, saying they aren't a playoff caliber group and almost preparing fans for a rough year. They're off to a decent start at 3-4 but if things go south and the Suns are a bundle of games under .500 at the All-Star break, they might just put dynamite to it, trade Nash and start over. I'm sure Nash would appreciate it since he's in his twilight years and doesn't want to be stuck on a lottery team and also Nash isn't in the Suns long-term future. Makes sense, pretty much.

I say Nash would be one of the last to be brought up on the trade block not because it doesn't make sense. Because it does. But because he is the Phoenix Suns. Picturing him anywhere else is kind of difficult.

Again, just a rumor and I'm the messenger. But we do know one thing - he's not retiring to become prime minister of Canada.

Category: NBA

Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: November 11, 2010 3:50 pm

Steve Nash on the trading block?

Wow. What a bunch of redneck dork comments on here. First of all, Nash is not French Canadian. Maybe he's not a right wing conservative, but I've never heard him speak on his political views.

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 12:23 pm

Steve Nash on the trading block?

This thread has turned into one of the stupidest I have ever read here: illegal aliens? French Canadian liberal views? Nash not worth trading for- a liability? geez guys let's lighten up and be real here.

There are several teams that Nash would put over the top: Miami, Orlando, Knicks to name three. Ok Knicks NOT overr the top but much improved. Like every player he has his liabilities but even at his age he is one of the best PG's in the league and the biggest thing he does is he makes players  around him better. Stoudmire will be back to 25 PPG. Lebron, Wade and Bosh would be getting the ball exactly where they need to get it. Howard would be 10 PPG better than he is now having Nash dishing him gifts like he did for Amare.

If the Suns get serious about this, the league pecking order will be shook up and the big short term winner will be the team that gets Nash assuming they retain the solid pieces to support him. Over the long run the Suns could use this move to rebuild, getting for sure some solid young pieces for this former MVP.

Since: Feb 10, 2010
Posted on: November 11, 2010 9:07 am

Steve Nash on the trading block?

Why is it when someone brings up the topic of ILLEGAL immigration they are coined a racist?

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: November 10, 2010 11:09 pm

Steve Nash on the trading block?

And what race is he talking about? Moron.

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2010 11:05 pm

Steve Nash on the trading block?

Additionally I am a little confused.  Why does commenting on Nash's policitical point of views make me a racist?  Hmm....I guess you are referring me to a racist because I am taking a stand on illegal immigration.  I don't get the correlation, but I guess that is why you are the smart one.

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2010 11:02 pm

Steve Nash on the trading block?

Thanks for the compliment.  The last time I checked it was that softie Nash that brought his political views to the forefront.  Send him back to Canada.

Since: Feb 20, 2007
Posted on: November 10, 2010 10:47 pm

Steve Nash on the trading block?

Anyone that would bring a players political point of view into this topic is obviously a friggin moron. You judgmental racist piece of crap.

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2010 10:31 pm

Steve Nash on the trading block?

You better believe I would go pray with Warner before hanging out with that weak French-Canadian Nash. 

Since: Sep 29, 2010
Posted on: November 10, 2010 10:24 pm

Steve Nash on the trading block?

why don't you go pray with kurt warner for a brain. you sound like you've got a little IQ envy.

Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: November 10, 2010 9:56 pm

Steve Nash on the trading block?

Lets just hope he can get out of Arizona before an illegal immigrant carjacks him.

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