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Alvin Gentry on the Steve Nash trade speculation

Posted on: November 11, 2010 1:21 pm
Posted by Royce Young

Yesterday, there was a little nugget of rumor that dropped which included Steve Nash's name potentially being on the trade block come the deadline. It kind of seems hard to fathom the two-time MVP being moved, but in some ways, it makes sense for Phoenix.

But don't tell Suns coach Alvin Gentry that. He doesn't want to hear it. He told Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic yesterday, "Steve's not going to be traded, that I can tell you. If he's traded, I'm going along with him, OK?"

I just tried to plug that in to the Trade Machine and the weird thing is, there's no place for coaches. Too bad, because I really thought my Nash and Gentry for Jameer Nelson, Marcin Gortat, cash considerations and Jeff Van Gundy was going to go through perfectly.

Gentry may say that Nash is going nowhere, but that obviously doesn't make it so. He's not the one in the front office making that call, though it does seem a little wild that Steve Nash could be moved. If the Suns completely fall apart and are in shambles in February, maybe. But as it stands now, it looks like a longshot.

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: November 11, 2010 4:47 pm

Alvin Gentry on the Steve Nash trade speculation

Jeff Van Gundy is a commentator, his brother Stan coaches the Magic....

Since: Mar 3, 2007
Posted on: November 11, 2010 2:49 pm

Alvin Gentry on the Steve Nash trade speculation

Gentry did not sound this specific when dealing with the Amare trade rumors. Nash is the face of the franchise...and the last of the "Seven Seconds or Less" crew. Want hostile Suns fans right now? Trade Nash, especially since losing Amare maybe more costly now that most of the West is vulnerable and and Amare-Nash team would have had a great shot at the playoffs (especially now that Brandon Roy appears to be headed to the shelf again and Yao's career is definitely on life support). Can we just get rid of Sarver?

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