A PG like Nash if he were able to have good health in portland, (big if) would really help develop the other players on the team, and dramatically improve the offense. If it were even only for a few years, could help bring everyone else's play to a new level. That is something Portland could really use. That offensive creativity and talent to keep it moving and finding easy baskets.
That said, I wouldn't trade Batum for him given the age factor. I was going to say trade Oden, Matthews, and Felton for Nash. But given Oden's latests surgeries, I don't even know if phoenix would want him.
Nash is still an elite playmaker who has at least 2-3 years left in him and Grant is still an elite defender who still has at least 1-2 years left in him.
And Portland can probably get a verbal agreement from Nash about staying in Portland beyond this season too...
Alex Kennedy: Steve Nash on Portland rumors: "Portlandís great. Theyíve got a great team, great fans and a great organization. Itís a terrific situation"
If Nash stays, then Hill would stay too since Grant follows Steve wherever he goes.
I think this is an intriguing offer. The caveat to this trade is: if you think getting Nash and Hill makes us titles contenders you do it, if you don't think it will, you don't; it's as simple as that.
Nash, Mathews, Crawford, Wallace, Hill, LMA, Camby, Pryz
Not a bad group of vets but is it enough to put us over the top?
I personally would love a rondo trade. Theyll want batum. If we could convince them to take Wallace instead I'm happy with it then we have a young roster for few years to build around and some $$$ to spend.
Rondo (26) - all star
Aldridge (26) - all star
Batum (23) - potential all star
Mathews (25) - role player
EWill (22) - big potential
N. Smith (23) - potential
Given we would trade Felton and Wallace and a first. Add a big man in FA and we would be solid IMO. Rondo brings a swagger toughness attitude we need also IMO