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Report: Knicks will inquire about Steve Nash

Posted on: November 14, 2010 5:44 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2010 5:47 pm
Posted by Royce Young

I'm sure as soon as the words "trading block" and "Steve Nash" popped up in the same sentence anywhere, Mike D'Antoni probably sprained his back jumping up so quickly to run to Donnie Walsh's office.

And that's the word according to the New York Daily News. The Knicks will inquire about Nash's potential availibility, performing what the report called, "due diligence."

The interesting part is, there really hasn't been an actual rumor saying Steve Nash is actually available or even potentially available. All this really came from was ESPN's Ric Bucher who was just talking about big name players he could see being traded before the deadline.

Now of course that doesn't mean Nash hasn't been part of trade discussions for the Suns. Right now, they're 4-4 and possibly headed for an average season. Nash is 36 and won't be available to the Suns for their future plans.

D'Antoni wouldn't comment on the possibility of rejoining Nash. But the thought is certainly interesting. Not only did the two have some of their best success together, the fact that Amar'e Stoudemire is already there also kind of makes the situation intriguing.

But of course it's a little doubtful that Nash would want to go to New York, a place that might not be in a position to contend, something Nash obviously is looking for.

This whole Nash thing is kind of picking up a weird amount of steam when there might not be anything there. It makes sense for Phoenix to shop Nash if things go south this season, but the rumors are nothing more than that at this moment.

And the Knicks are just making an inquiry. The way I imagine this going is Donnie Walsh picking up the phone and calling Suns GM Lance Blanks and saying, "Hey, is Steve Nash available?" and Blanks saying, "No." Then Walsh saying, "Well, is there anything we can do to make him available?" and Blanks saying, "Hold on. (Looking over the Knicks roster.) Probably still no."

Really, it's not news, even though I'm writing about it like it is. I would assume a lot of inquired are made for a lot of players. General managers call other general managers and see who's available and who's not. I think it would be bigger news if the Knicks weren't going to inquire about Nash.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2010 6:02 pm

Report: Knicks will inquire about Steve Nash

Why is it when a writer from New York starts rumors everyone thinks it is fact The Knicks do not have that bad of a team Amare, Fields, Felton, Wilson. Now a Rumor comes to light about the Phoenix Suns and point guard Steve Nash is heading to the Knicks. Carmello Anthoney of the Denver Nuggets is for sure  Heading to the Knicks. Carmello does not want the tag (fair or unfair) that Labron James got by Signing with the Miami Heat.

Right now there is a 65 mill. contract sitting on the table in Denver all Carmello wants is his family and their happiness have you ever seen his house it is unbelievable. So to all the talking heads out there rumor is not fact. After Denver beat New York Carmello had a talk with reporters and after words the New York media says he is coming to New York for sure. He never said that but you have espn and others who think it is fact.

Steve Nash from the Phoenix suns is moving to New York? Carmello Anthoney is moving to new York? Just who is the next sure player heading to the Knicks. I would say in a week or so we will learn that players name. So why dont we start one is he coming from the Utah Jazz or the Portland Trailblazers how about Chris Bosh from the Miami Heat.Stay tuned the talking heads will dream up somebody.

Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: November 16, 2010 10:13 am

Report: Knicks will inquire about Steve Nash

They can inquire all they want. It would be kinda cool tho if he ended up in NYC. They still couldn't beat Boston and the Heat, but it would be interesting. Check out low post news' international players week, nash is the leading guy -


Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2010 9:57 am

Report: Knicks will inquire about Steve Nash

I think this is a great move, yes, it wouldn't put the Knicks in contention for this year, but we'd still have the cap room  to sign Melo this  offseason.  That leaves us with Nash, Melo, Amare for next season which in my opinion is a top 2 or 3 team in the east next year (I'm assuming Boston starts to falter next season because of age) which gives us a fighting shot at making the finals.  And after those 2 years, Nash's contract is up so it doesn't compromise our ability to go after DWill  or Paul since those are their free agent years

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2010 9:31 am

Report: Knicks will inquire about Steve Nash

If Nash becomes available and I seriously doubt it, You can bet the Suns will be looking for New Yorks First rounder and another piece to get the deal done. The funny thing is with New York and their history of trades the Suns just might get whatever they wanted from them.
To me it seems that D'antoni is trying to rebuild his former Suns team in NYC and everybody knows how that works 70 games and get drilled in the playoffs because nobody plays any defense. 
The Suns are old and not going anywhere this year.....Nash still has value so this doesn't seem far fetched.

Since: Aug 25, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2010 9:27 am

Report: Knicks will inquire about Steve Nash

Ok the Knicks could use Nash but would that be enough to get them over the hump in the East? Look at Orlando , Boston and even ATlanta as teams that can stop the Knicks in the playoffs. Nash should not consider coming to the Knicks. Maybe Miami but i would love to see him in Orlando with Howard. And the Knicks front office has made so many mistakes it is crazy. but they still have a chance with Amare to make the playoffs. If they sit and wait for Carmelo or someone else they are wasting time because the East is getting stronger. But Nash i hope will not allow this to happen even though it is a rumor but you know how the media is too.

Since: Nov 11, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2010 6:34 am

Report: Knicks will inquire about Steve Nash

Dont like the idea, because lets face it, Nash is 36. so if he leaves he could help a team close to the championship. Miami would fit, maybe Portland, perhaps Orlando.... not a lot of teams need a good point guard to win. Lakers system doesnt need one, Boston has Rondo, Utah has Dwill, NO has Paul, there are  a lot of good PGs right now.... BUt going to a franchise that is building a great team, i dont know about that. Of course the Knicks could get Carmelo next season, but still, He is just getting too old.
So if the Knicks trade away their assets to get Nash to get to the second round in the playoffs, go on. But its not a good idea. Because in the long run they would lose...

Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2010 5:34 am

Report: Knicks will inquire about Steve Nash

for me...your comment is perfect

the only thing i have to add is...D'Antoni....i know him from the days in italy(he played and coached)...he will try to force management to trade for Nash
He is a love/hate man...for the Knicks i hope he's no power to choose

if follow him, sure he brings back to him also Barbosa!!!!!!I know it for sure...

They must be patient and wait for Carmelo and/or Paul


Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2010 11:20 pm

Report: Knicks will inquire about Steve Nash

Actually no, whenever I see the Suns written anywhere I think of Barkley.Tongue out

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: November 14, 2010 11:20 pm

Report: Knicks will inquire about Steve Nash

I seriously doubt that Nash would end up playing for the Knicks.  despite being reunited with Stoudemire and D'Antoni, Nash's primary goal is to win a title, sooner rather than later.  Nash would also want to be traded to a squad that is a contender NOW, versus ten years from now.

That being said, I could see Nash landing in Orlando.  The Magic have plenty of assets they could use to get Nash and pairing Nash with Howard could be another "Stockton-Malone" type of pairing.  I also wouldn't rule out Melo going to Orlando, instead of heading to the Knicks or Nets.  If the Magic were able to acquire both Nash and Melo, the Eastern Conference would then contain two extremely dominating squads that could wrest the championship from the Lakers.  The other team in the East is of course, the Boston Celtics, who are playing playoff type of basketball right now.

Nash is a much better fit in Orlando, than he would ever be in New York.  Adding Melo to the mix would make Orlando the team to beat in the East, with Boston and the Heat nipping at their heels.

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2010 11:01 pm

Report: Knicks will inquire about Steve Nash

The Knicks are going no where with the personel they have. The problem is what do the Knicks have that would make the Suns move Nash? I don't think there is enough talent in NYC that Nash would put them over the top. He might make them respectable and get them into the playoffs. But then next year, Carmelo would likely jump at a chance to play with Nash and Amare. So in the end it could work. But risky business giving away assets to get an aging star. Nash has one maybe two good years left and that has been the book on the Knicks- bring in an aging star to turn things around. It has not worked yet!

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