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The question is begged: Is Nash moved next?

Posted on: December 19, 2010 6:12 pm
Posted by Royce Young

After the Suns completed a pretty substantial trade with the Magic Saturday in which a large portion of the roster was moved, immediately people started thinking about Steve Nash. Thinking about what this meant for him. Is he still on a contender? Is he happy about this? Is this good for him? And most importantly, does this mean he's going to be moved as well?

And while the Suns likely aren't finished flipping pieces as a player like Josh Childress could potentially be moved yet, it doesn't look like Nash should be packing any bags soon. Unless he wants to.

Via Yahoo! Sports, the Suns remain "privately adament" that Nash isn't traded this season, unless he comes and asks for one.

Nash's agent, Bill Duffy, told Yahoo! Sports that Suns owner Robert Sarver has assured him "nothing is going on" in regards to a trade with Nash. Sarver told, "This deal has nothing to do with [trading] Nash. We have no intention to trade him."

That may be true right now, but obviously Nash has some say in this. At 36, he's probably not thrilled about the prospect of playing point guard on a rebuilding team. He is the draw for the Suns and any time you have Nash, you're not that far off from being good. But if he wants a change or isn't on board with the direction, it might not matter what Sarver says or thinks. Nash will almost surely get his way.

However, there's been no indication of that yet either. The trade has an appearance of cutting costs and leans toward rebuilding for Phoenix, but Vince Carter, Pietrus and Gortat are players that can still help you win.

Jason Richardson was a big part of the squad that went to the Western Conference Finals, but maybe Carter has a career rejuvenation in Phoenix like so many other oft-injured vets (see: Hill, Grant).

Again, the Suns probably aren't done. A few other players might be shuffled. That doesn't necessarily mean it's full on rebuilding in Phoenix, but it also doesn't mean the Suns are setting up to contend. That issue will get figured out when Steve Nash makes his call on what he wants. And right now, there's no way to lean quite yet on that.
Category: NBA

Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2010 12:45 pm

The question is begged: Is Nash moved next?


Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2010 11:47 am

The question is begged: Is Nash moved next?

Nash is such a character guy- no complaining publicly or whining- he just plays. If he decides he wants to go to a contender I suspect he will do it the right way like Roy Halliday did when he left the Jays. Not a public complaint- not a peep.

It would be good for Nash to go to a contender- for Nash and the league. Vince Carter is NOT going to revitalize his career in Phoenix.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: December 20, 2010 10:44 am

The question is begged: Is Nash moved next?

Nash does not allow you to be a good defensive team which has been lacking in Phoenix for many year. 35 years old is not point guard age.
Time to get another legit pg to help Nash.

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