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mdm692
06-23-2012, 01:29 AM
Portland, Toronto and Phoenix. . .

http://www.rantsports.com/blog/2012/06/23/nba-rumors-steve-nash-narrows-his-list-of-possible-teams-to-three/



One of the most coveted free-agents this NBA off-season is Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash. Nash, who is 38 years old, is one of the very few players who, steroid or performing enhancing drug-free, has gotten better as he has gotten older. Nash averaged 12.5 points, and 10.7 assists per game last season while shooting 53% from the floor and 39% from the three point line. The .532 field goal percentage is the same that Nash shot during the 2006-2007 season, one season after he won back-to-back MVP’s.

So with Nash rejuvenating his career it is no surprise that many teams, including championship contenders like the Miami Heat,Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers among others, are interested in Nash’ services. But those same teams, who will almost assuredly be in the NBA playoffs next season, may not evenhave a chance at acquiring Nash. Rumors are being floated around, via legitimate sources, that Nash has narrowed his list of possible destinations to three teams, the Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, and Phoenix Suns.

Now seeing that list of possible destinations may have thrown you a bit of a curve-ball, solely because the three teams on Nash’ list aren’t exactly teams who are expected to be championship contenders next season. And at the age of 38, going on 39, how much time does Nash really have left? But at the same time the list of possible teams is not that much of a surprise for a guy like Nash.

The Suns, for instance, are the team that Nash finished last season with, staying with them for another 2-3 years would make sense as Nash is a very loyal guy. The Raptors currently play in Canada, the same state where Nash grew up, and going back to your home roots is always an intriguing factor for guys at the end of their careers. The Portland Trail Blazers, although not as bad as the Raptors or the Suns, are the one surprise team on Nash’ list. There’s no real locational connection, as Nash currently lives in New York. The only thing I could think of is that Portland, located in the state of Oregon, is just a state away from Canada.

Whatever team does wind up with Nash, whether it be the Raptors, Suns, or Trail Blazers, they will get a player who is dedicated 110% to basketball, and who never stops working to improve his game.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-23-2012, 01:30 AM
So he doesn't want to win a ring? Ok, I guess whatever floats his boat.

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 01:30 AM
No knicks :( moneys more important I guess

oak2455
06-23-2012, 01:35 AM
its a legit source, now I know its true.............................lmao!!!

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-23-2012, 01:36 AM
its a legit source, now I know its true.............................lmao!!!

This is what we call the Chris Broussard system.

diu9leilomo
06-23-2012, 01:37 AM
please come TO!!!!!!!!!!

waveycrockett
06-23-2012, 01:37 AM
No knicks :( moneys more important I guess

In what world is it not?

GSWFanInLA
06-23-2012, 01:38 AM
Funny. He went to the Blazers in my 2k12 my player

mdm692
06-23-2012, 01:38 AM
its a legit source, now I know its true.............................lmao!!!

I'm pretty sure that's why I used the quotation marks.

flatbush knicks
06-23-2012, 01:39 AM
bs rumors i'l believe it when i see it portland toronto phoniex really :facepalm:
:bs::bs::bs:

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 01:40 AM
In what world is it not?

Lala Land? :D

justinnum1
06-23-2012, 01:41 AM
hes not going to the blazers.

oak2455
06-23-2012, 01:43 AM
I'm pretty sure that's why I used the quotation marks.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR6BPSCUiT2q8-aYUpH0fWLu4juf9dM3Z4Vdx1hm9UhY2n5V76_7mkN6tVU_g

greg_ory_2005
06-23-2012, 01:43 AM
I guess he's gonna be a Raptor!

oak2455
06-23-2012, 01:43 AM
http://ukiahcommunityblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/bs.jpg

flatbush knicks
06-23-2012, 01:44 AM
if this hits espn soon then i'l believe it wtf is rant sports

mdm692
06-23-2012, 01:44 AM
hes not going to the blazers.

They do make sense though a starting line up of say

Nash-FA or Rookie-Batum-Alridge-Drummond??

That is easily a team with a playoff run or 2.

Method28
06-23-2012, 01:46 AM
The article calls Canada a state haha

flatbush knicks
06-23-2012, 01:47 AM
well obviously this is bs conveniently this comes out the same day the knicks win the bird right case if he really just cared about the money then he would've just resigned on the suns for the most money he can get

Method28
06-23-2012, 01:47 AM
(I know what they meant but its horrible wording....before ppl start bashing lol)

gotoHcarolina52
06-23-2012, 01:50 AM
He's going to the Knicks to reunite with his old coach, Mike D'An . . . oh, that's right, nevermind.

VCaintdead17
06-23-2012, 01:50 AM
http://ukiahcommunityblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/bs.jpg

Wasn't funny the first time....

FrenchSunsFan
06-23-2012, 01:51 AM
I think he ll be a Raptors , he begin his jubilee.

sjbirds
06-23-2012, 01:52 AM
Haha I love how knick fans say I guess its about the money... Even if he went 2 the knicks u aren't winning

flatbush knicks
06-23-2012, 01:55 AM
He's going to the Knicks to reunite with his old coach, Mike D'An . . . oh, that's right, nevermind.


why do people say mike dumbtoni has anything to do with nash leaving they fired his *** in phoniex too i don't see nash crying about that he also had an oppurtunity to come to ny a couple years ago to reunite with dumbtoni and choose to sign a two year extension with the suns firing dumbtoni was the right move and has nothing to do with nash coming or not:mad:

Catfish1314
06-23-2012, 01:56 AM
Is Canada a State?

Glen20
06-23-2012, 01:59 AM
why do people say mike dumbtoni has anything to do with nash leaving they fired his *** in phoniex too i don't see nash crying about that he also had an oppurtunity to come to ny a couple years ago to reunite with dumbtoni and choose to sign a two year extension with the suns firing dumbtoni was the right move and has nothing to do with nash coming or not:mad:

you need to calm down.

LTBaByyy
06-23-2012, 02:00 AM
Nash
Lamb
Batum
Aldridge
Drummond

Mathews: 6th man


Looks really good on paper

flatbush knicks
06-23-2012, 02:02 AM
:laugh::laugh::laugh:
my bad i didn't know the guy that made this thread was a suns fan it makes sense now nash is ny bound so hey lets make a knicks hate thread don't tell me you guys are going to be worse then the cav fans when they lost lebran:facepalm: have fun bashing my knicks people cuz with the addition on nash we instantly become title contenders:silly::box::bow::dance::dance:

flatbush knicks
06-23-2012, 02:04 AM
you need to calm down.
no hulk smash:bang:

sunsfan88
06-23-2012, 02:06 AM
Nash with LMA would be NASTY!!

It would be like the Suns of old....Alridge can play A'mare's role, Batum and Matthews can play Marion and Bell's roles.

Then add in two talented rookies from the draft at #6 and #11....that's easily at top 5 team in the West.

gotoHcarolina52
06-23-2012, 02:07 AM
why do people say mike dumbtoni has anything to do with nash leaving they fired his *** in phoniex too i don't see nash crying about that he also had an oppurtunity to come to ny a couple years ago to reunite with dumbtoni and choose to sign a two year extension with the suns firing dumbtoni was the right move and has nothing to do with nash coming or not:mad:

Relax, I was just teasing. Look, Nash may very well consider joining the Knicks this offseason, but it's not all that ludicrous to think Steve would be hesitant to do so given how they handled D'Antoni's "resignation."


"One confidant of Steve Nash doubts the star point guard will truly give the Knicks any consideration even if they have their $5 millon mid-level exception, despite his remarks at a promotional appearance with Walt Frazier yesterday.

. . .

The confidant said Nash . . . didn’t like how former coach Mike D’Antoni, his buddy from Phoenix, was treated."
http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/knicks/knicks_not_likely_on_nash_radar_ixlcbZs2LadLVgjg2d kFcL#ixzz1yascOjfv

sixer04fan
06-23-2012, 02:10 AM
No knicks :( moneys more important I guess

Right, because if it's about winning a championship, clearly he'd go to the Knicks :facepalm:

LongIslandIcedZ
06-23-2012, 02:17 AM
Right, because if it's about winning a championship, clearly he'd go to the Knicks :facepalm:

Well the Knicks are clearly closer than Phoenix, Portland, and Toronto. I think that's all he meant.

sunsfan88
06-23-2012, 02:30 AM
"Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash has a shortlist of three teams, one of which is Toronto, sources have told Sportsnet 590 The Fan's Eric Smith. "I heard from national-media types from around the U.S., and at least one prominent agent as well, that believe that Steve Nash has a shortlist," Smith said. SportsNet"

Glen20
06-23-2012, 02:38 AM
for some reason i believe this

JoeDirt05
06-23-2012, 02:44 AM
Nash with LMA would be NASTY!!

It would be like the Suns of old....Alridge can play A'mare's role, Batum and Matthews can play Marion and Bell's roles.

Then add in two talented rookies from the draft at #6 and #11....that's easily at top 5 team in the West.


:love:

John Walls Era
06-23-2012, 02:46 AM
The Raptors currently play in Canada, the same state where Nash grew up

:laugh:

GoneGuru
06-23-2012, 02:59 AM
Im pretty sure he goes to Toronto if they can land a Deng or Iguodala in trade On draft day.

oak2455
06-23-2012, 03:05 AM
Wasn't funny the first time....

Ohhh it was ....

BHF
06-23-2012, 03:06 AM
Im pretty sure he goes to Toronto if they can land a Deng or Iguodala in trade On draft day.

no to Dang he is injured all the time and i heard he will be sitting out most of the next season so no ty

kblo247
06-23-2012, 03:46 AM
He can go to Portland and go down in his first year effectively ending his career or making him a bench warmer. That said this list is about money, which ain;t shocking as he signed back up with the Suns last time his deal was up for money or winning as he knew Sarver was penny pinching and cutting talent, yet didn't care which is why IO had no sympathy for him losing

dodie53
06-23-2012, 03:51 AM
wtf nash

GoneGuru
06-23-2012, 03:55 AM
no to Dang he is injured all the time and i heard he will be sitting out most of the next season so no ty

Its Toronto, they have no room to be picky...at all.

NYkillaPriest
06-23-2012, 04:07 AM
So he doesn't want to win a ring? Ok, I guess whatever floats his boat.

my thought exactly...none of those teams have a chance at a ring so either the source is wrong or Nash is still chasing money idk

I can understand the Suns(been playing there)..Raptors(go back home)..I'm a little lost on Portland but I guess its close to home

If Nash is honestly down to those 3 teams then he clearly isn't ring chasing or doesn't care about winning

meloman1592
06-23-2012, 04:08 AM
I dont believe this (not that i think he's coming to the knicks) but those are 3 not very good teams...Toronto is the only scenario i can see happening because he's canadian

NYkillaPriest
06-23-2012, 04:12 AM
http://www.rantsports.com/blog/2012/06/23/nba-rumors-steve-nash-narrows-his-list-of-possible-teams-to-three/

The Suns, for instance, are the team that Nash finished last season with, staying with them for another 2-3 years would make sense as Nash is a very loyal guy. The Raptors currently play in Canada, the same state where Nash grew up, and going back to your home roots is always an intriguing factor for guys at the end of their careers. The Portland Trail Blazers, although not as bad as the Raptors or the Suns, are the one surprise team on Nash’ list. There’s no real locational connection, as Nash currently lives in New York. The only thing I could think of is that Portland, located in the state of Oregon, is just a state away from Canada.

I didn't even notice this at first but it is hard for me to believe anybody who refers to Canada as a state so I'm calling BS

sunnydayin'zona
06-23-2012, 04:13 AM
well obviously this is bs conveniently this comes out the same day the knicks win the bird right case if he really just cared about the money then he would've just resigned on the suns for the most money he can get

how many years will it take Knicks fans to realize that not everybody is jumping at the bit to join their franchise?

Honestly. Not everything is about the Knicks.

NYkillaPriest
06-23-2012, 04:19 AM
Haha I love how knick fans say I guess its about the money... Even if he went 2 the knicks u aren't winning

I almost feel obligated to agree with you on this...after all you are an Eagles fan so you know all about getting big names and not winning ****

TheNumber37
06-23-2012, 04:21 AM
I understand The Suns and Raptors being on his list because of the idea of staying with the suns or playing in Canada. But portland?

Where are his Knicks, Lakers, OKC, wishes.

Bigbadmoffo
06-23-2012, 04:26 AM
No knicks :( moneys more important I guess

knicks suck straight up! that team has no identity.

Bigbadmoffo
06-23-2012, 04:27 AM
I understand The Suns and Raptors being on his list because of the idea of staying with the suns or playing in Canada. But portland?

Where are his Knicks, Lakers, OKC, wishes.

nash is from victoria, bc where i live and portland is 3 hours away. Also he would be a perfect fit.

Bigbadmoffo
06-23-2012, 04:29 AM
I didn't even notice this at first but it is hard for me to believe anybody who refers to Canada as a state so I'm calling BS

ignorant not to mention he was borne like 3500km away from toronto!

Bigbadmoffo
06-23-2012, 04:30 AM
I understand The Suns and Raptors being on his list because of the idea of staying with the suns or playing in Canada. But portland?

Where are his Knicks, Lakers, OKC, wishes.

i would love to see him play for okc!

ThunderousDemon
06-23-2012, 04:31 AM
I wonder what Steve Nash is thinking?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r5byXcQMGg

Losoway
06-23-2012, 04:48 AM
nash only cares about money ... idk where yall got this ring chasing idea from

he is staying in phoenix book it

BALLER R
06-23-2012, 07:35 AM
"The Raptors currently play in Canada, the same state where Nash grew up."

Don't believe this article because if your saying Canada is a state then I can't believe your reliable.

DR_1
06-23-2012, 08:28 AM
This is what we call the Chris Broussard system.

:laugh2:

+1

JC_
06-23-2012, 08:34 AM
"The Raptors currently play in Canada, the same state where Nash grew up."

Don't believe this article because if your saying Canada is a state then I can't believe your reliable.

:laugh2: I love how "legitimate source" is in quotations in the title.

Delrayhc
06-23-2012, 08:35 AM
:laugh::laugh::laugh:
my bad i didn't know the guy that made this thread was a suns fan it makes sense now nash is ny bound so hey lets make a knicks hate thread don't tell me you guys are going to be worse then the cav fans when they lost lebran:facepalm: have fun bashing my knicks people cuz with the addition on nash we instantly become title contenders:silly::box::bow::dance::dance:

Instantly become contenders = Fiction.

Glen20
06-23-2012, 08:37 AM
Instantly become contenders = Fiction.

#LETSGOHEAT :win:

dee279
06-23-2012, 08:56 AM
The Blazers would be pretty good with Nash though.

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 09:03 AM
Lol a bunch of people hate on my comment, as if the knicks arent better then all 3 of those teams right now. Add nash to the knicks and they would be dangourus, You dont think so? youd be mistaken :P

Glen20
06-23-2012, 09:05 AM
Lol a bunch of people hate on my comment, as if the knicks arent better then all 3 of those teams right now. Add nash to the knicks and they would be dangourus, You dont think so? youd be mistaken :P

they would be. But i trust that the Knicks will find a way to screw it up :p

LanceUpperCut
06-23-2012, 09:10 AM
Nash has just been named GM of the Canadian national team and knows he would be an absolute god here in the providence of Ontario(Not a ****ing state idiot) and the rest of Canada for that matter. Plus the Raps are in good shape with JV and the 8th pick coming in next year, a fair amount of cash and trade assests to grab someone else and of course him filling in our biggest need at PG. Players from the US always say they want to play in there own country so why is this any different at all.

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 09:17 AM
they would be. But i trust that the Knicks will find a way to screw it up :p

Lol Prob would. But the responses I was getting got me angry, to look at the knicks and add a guy Like nash to the team..

D12 fan
06-23-2012, 10:06 AM
Add nash to the knicks and they would be dangourus:P

The Knicks would be dangourus=lmao

Nash on the Blazers would be dangerous.

Delrayhc
06-23-2012, 10:08 AM
Lol a bunch of people hate on my comment, as if the knicks arent better then all 3 of those teams right now. Add nash to the knicks and they would be dangourus, You dont think so? youd be mistaken :P

Yes the Knicks are better than those teams mentioned and Yes you are right that adding Nash would make them dangerous , but I disagree when you say that the Knicks will instantaneously become title contenders. Not hating on your comment in fact even though I dont like the Knicks I would love it if they became contenders. It would be great if the 90s Heat/Knicks rivalry were reborn. For me that was the best.

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 10:09 AM
Yes the Knicks are better than those teams mentioned and Yes you are right that adding Nash would make them dangerous , but I disagree when you say that the Knicks will instantaneously become title contenders. Not hating on your comment in fact even though I dont like the Knicks I would love it if they became contenders. It would be great if the 90s Heat/Knicks rivalry were reborn. For me that was the best.

Top 3 in the east with nash, maybe top 2 IMO. Scary team come playoff time Not sure we would beat miami but it would be a new rivalry lol

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 10:10 AM
The Knicks would be dangourus=lmao

Nash on the Blazers would be dangerous.

Your posts=Lmao
Nash added to the current Knicks team would automatically become a top 2-3 seed in the east

D12 fan
06-23-2012, 10:18 AM
Your posts=Lmao
Nash added to the current Knicks team would automatically become a top 2-3 seed in the east

Nash on the Knicks would be dangerous.If you looked at my comment you would see I was making fun at your grammar,smart boy.

You should go to D12 fan's grammar camp,it starts next month.I hope to see you there?

97NYer
06-23-2012, 10:21 AM
This article called Canada a state, and Portland is closer to where Nash grew up than Toronto.

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 10:21 AM
Nash on the Knicks would be dangerous.If you looked at my comment you would see I was making fun at your grammar,smart boy.

You should go to D12 fan's grammar camp,it starts next month.I hope to see you there?

Sure Must learn from the best in grammar. Would you be joining my basketball knowledge 101 class?

D12 fan
06-23-2012, 10:23 AM
Sure Must learn from the best in grammar. Would you be joining my basketball knowledge 101 class?

No doubt,I can't wait.

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 10:29 AM
No doubt,I can't wait.

YES! this will be iNtReStInG Bcz ma gramer iS hOrEnDuZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Iceman_9
06-23-2012, 10:31 AM
Doesn't he want some rings??

CB29
06-23-2012, 10:32 AM
Make it happen Raptors.

:dance:

oak2455
06-23-2012, 10:34 AM
YES! this will be iNtReStInG Bcz ma gramer iS hOrEnDuZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Don't bother he likes 12 teams .....might be more...:confused: great things possibly to come from this ruling lets hope:clap:

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 10:35 AM
Don't bother he likes 12 teams .....might be more...:confused: great things possibly to come from this ruling lets hope:clap:

Lol yes a know :D

D12 fan
06-23-2012, 10:39 AM
Don't bother he likes 12 teams .....might be more...:confused: great things possibly to come from this ruling lets hope:clap:

Orlando/Miami=2 teams not 12 teams,smart guy.

beasted86
06-23-2012, 10:39 AM
I don't know why people are mad it's not their team who is on this list...

Aside from whether you believe the source or not, I have been saying for weeks and weeks now that I don't truly believe this guy is desperate to win a championship. He seems perfectly fine finishing out his career without a ring. He doesn't seem to want to have to come off the bench, or take the $3M MLE or even veteran minimum.

No problem with that as I see it, it's his career, and he'll be a HOF player either way.

BKLYNpigeon
06-23-2012, 10:45 AM
the only place Nash can go where he would be guaranteed a ring would be Miami and I dont think he wants to play there.

D12 fan
06-23-2012, 10:47 AM
Miami with Nash would be unfair to the other NBA teams.

Nash
Wade
Lebron
Haslem
Bosh

Dynasty

beasted86
06-23-2012, 10:51 AM
the only place Nash can go where he would be guaranteed a ring would be Miami and I dont think he wants to play there.

But I've said for weeks now I don't see him going to any of the top 4-6 teams in the NBA including Miami.

If people turn away from the bias of "what they want to believe" all the news, media, and interviews from Nash himself point to him not latching on to a contender.

He could always change his tone though. We'll see what happens July 1st.

Red Hot Rolllin
06-23-2012, 11:01 AM
The Knicks would be dangourus=lmao

Nash on the Blazers would be dangerous.

I would love Nash and draft Lillard for him to learn from.

So you say we have a chance :)

sweet-d
06-23-2012, 11:02 AM
Nah I'm pretty sure he's gonna say he's taking his talents to Central Oklahoma instead. But I could see him going to Toronto even though he grew up in British Columbia and not Ontario.

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 11:03 AM
i would love to be a mod, Id ban a lot of people :D

mdm692
06-23-2012, 11:05 AM
:laugh::laugh::laugh:
my bad i didn't know the guy that made this thread was a suns fan it makes sense now nash is ny bound so hey lets make a knicks hate thread don't tell me you guys are going to be worse then the cav fans when they lost lebran:facepalm: have fun bashing my knicks people cuz with the addition on nash we instantly become title contenders:silly::box::bow::dance::dance:

I don't understand. Is this post made put of anger. Not once did I mention the knicks I just copied and paste. I also don't understand what you mean by "you guys are going to be worse than cavs fans". I'm pretty sure everybody in the phoenix forum agrees we should let him go as long as we get something in return. The only way we want to keep nash is if we can build a contender this offseason.

ManRam
06-23-2012, 11:24 AM
Interesting.

It makes sense in one regard...but selfishly I want to see him on a contender.

Him going to Toronto would be cool, though, it wouldn't accomplish a whole lot.

lXl Jonny lXl
06-23-2012, 11:30 AM
To be fair towards the author of the article a "state" can also mean a sovereignty, but to be honest the author should've just replaced it with country. Now to get back on topic it would be intriguing to see Nash up north play for my Raptors, but Portland also posses a good situation with their upcoming draft picks and LMA.

Bean
06-23-2012, 11:53 AM
He should go to the Thunder. What they might lose in defense, they'd gain in offense. Move Westbrook to the 2 and let Nash distribute the ball and hit threes if everything breaks down.

OKC should go after Nash with everything they have. Not only would it let Nash instantly contend, but it would solve some team issues as well.

deaner
06-23-2012, 11:59 AM
Reasons why I believe he ends up in Toronto:

Nash loves larges cities, toronto is a top 5-6 city in North America

Nash has very strong ties to both Jay Triano and Bryan Colangelo

Nash recently became the GM of Team Canada based out of Toronto

Nash isn't a ring chaser, but rather would pick the best situation and develop the team to compete... a project if you will.

Nash wants an org dedicated to winning. (frustrated with the suns) Toronto has deep pockets as an org and would do whatever it took to get Nash and other pieces needed.

Nash is extremely loyal to Canada.

Raptors have the ability to sign him straight up as a UFA, or do a sign and trade to appear like he didn't leave the suns in bad shape.

Raptors have added Alex McKechnie (director of sports science) which is one of the best in helping Nash keep his body in top shape.

Raptors have added a very solid coaching staff

Raptors can offer Nash a starting PG spot with 35min which is non-negotiable for him I believe for 2-3 years.

Raptors can offer him a front office position when he retires.

Raptors would be the largest market for him and his brand.

Raptors have cap space and can significantly improve this summer... Nash may be able to recruit some of his preferred players.

Rookie Jonus Valanciunas will be a stud in the pick and role.

Nash's leadership fits like a glove on the raptors. It becomes his team instantly.

Raptors have been coveting Nash for years.

Nash would have the most offensive latitude in Toronto as the defensive minded head coach needs his offensive abilities.

It's not just about a ring... he's smarter than that. It's about Legacy. The raptors can quite quickly become a top 4 EC team if this summer works out for them they way they are hoping with #8 in the draft, a highly skilled 5 in J VAL which most teams believe is one of the top 2 or 3 players not currently in the NBA, and significant cap space with an ownership group that doesn't mind spending. They will add three players to their starting lineup (PG/SF/C) without trading any large assets away.

It's a time in the game when Nash can start to vocally say he has worked it down to three teams... he can't say it's one team yet as that can happen July 1st... but it's very close to being a one team race.

Devils05
06-23-2012, 12:09 PM
From Ryan Wolstat (Tor Sun writer) twitter (https://twitter.com/WolstatSun/status/216525821035282432)

More updated Nash intel: Belief is Brooklyn is third team with Phoenix, Toronto in serious hunt (assuming Deron leaves), not Portland

CTCUBBIES
06-23-2012, 12:14 PM
So Knick fans you think Nash should come to NY:

A) For less money
B) To still not win
C) to play with a selfish guy like Melo
D) With Lin also signing with the probable expectation of starting?

What exactly DOES NY offer him?

oak2455
06-23-2012, 12:15 PM
Orlando/Miami=2 teams not 12 teams,smart guy.

Its like rooting for the Mets n the Yankees or the Knicks and the Nets..... Comical

justinnum1
06-23-2012, 12:17 PM
i can see brooklyn throwing crazy money at him is deron leaves

like 3 yr 30million

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 12:22 PM
Brooklyn really nash lol Have fun there I guess

FriedTofuz
06-23-2012, 12:34 PM
Nash is going to go to toronto, BOOOK IT

ChongInc.
06-23-2012, 01:01 PM
Canada is not a state lol

ink
06-23-2012, 01:51 PM
So he doesn't want to win a ring? Ok, I guess whatever floats his boat.

I'd be disappointed if a class act like Nash suddenly became a ring-chaser. It may still happen but it would be out of character IMO.

nirvana235
06-23-2012, 01:51 PM
God if I was Nash, I would not want to waste my final years in Toronto.

thekmp211
06-23-2012, 01:52 PM
lol OKAY

ink
06-23-2012, 01:53 PM
Reasons why I believe he ends up in Toronto:

Nash loves larges cities, toronto is a top 5-6 city in North America

Nash has very strong ties to both Jay Triano and Bryan Colangelo

Nash recently became the GM of Team Canada based out of Toronto

Nash isn't a ring chaser, but rather would pick the best situation and develop the team to compete... a project if you will.

Nash wants an org dedicated to winning. (frustrated with the suns) Toronto has deep pockets as an org and would do whatever it took to get Nash and other pieces needed.

Nash is extremely loyal to Canada.

Raptors have the ability to sign him straight up as a UFA, or do a sign and trade to appear like he didn't leave the suns in bad shape.

Raptors have added Alex McKechnie (director of sports science) which is one of the best in helping Nash keep his body in top shape.

Raptors have added a very solid coaching staff

Raptors can offer Nash a starting PG spot with 35min which is non-negotiable for him I believe for 2-3 years.

Raptors can offer him a front office position when he retires.

Raptors would be the largest market for him and his brand.

Raptors have cap space and can significantly improve this summer... Nash may be able to recruit some of his preferred players.

Rookie Jonus Valanciunas will be a stud in the pick and role.

Nash's leadership fits like a glove on the raptors. It becomes his team instantly.

Raptors have been coveting Nash for years.

Nash would have the most offensive latitude in Toronto as the defensive minded head coach needs his offensive abilities.

It's not just about a ring... he's smarter than that. It's about Legacy. The raptors can quite quickly become a top 4 EC team if this summer works out for them they way they are hoping with #8 in the draft, a highly skilled 5 in J VAL which most teams believe is one of the top 2 or 3 players not currently in the NBA, and significant cap space with an ownership group that doesn't mind spending. They will add three players to their starting lineup (PG/SF/C) without trading any large assets away.

It's a time in the game when Nash can start to vocally say he has worked it down to three teams... he can't say it's one team yet as that can happen July 1st... but it's very close to being a one team race.

Great post.

deaner, I knew you were his agent all along. ;)

thekmp211
06-23-2012, 01:54 PM
I'd be disappointed if a class act like Nash suddenly became a ring-chaser. It may still happen but it would be out of character IMO.

:sigh: if only every athlete in the world lived by ink's moral compass..

ink
06-23-2012, 01:57 PM
:sigh: if only every athlete in the world lived by ink's moral compass..

That's so lame. :rolleyes: Not my moral compass. There are tons of athletes that have integrity. There are even some basketball players that do. lol. Nash has never shown anything else has he? In fact that's exactly what has been so refreshing about his career. Same goes for KD. There are lots of fans who want to see that in athletes, hence their popularity, and hence the hatred more selfish athletes are starting to get. People are sick of ring-chasing NBA players. That's not news and that's not a minority opinion.

waveycrockett
06-23-2012, 02:12 PM
Brooklyn really nash lol Have fun there I guess

yea he should be taking a discount to chase a ring with the Knicks lol

nirvana235
06-23-2012, 02:12 PM
I'd be disappointed if a class act like Nash suddenly became a ring-chaser. It may still happen but it would be out of character IMO.

lol what?...

He should stay with the Suns then?

waveycrockett
06-23-2012, 02:21 PM
lol what?...

He should stay with the Suns then?

He will probably go to the highest bidder. If it's the Suns so be it. Ring Chasers are disgusting.

ink
06-23-2012, 02:23 PM
lol what?...

He should stay with the Suns then?

???

Saying he's not a ring-chaser is not the same as saying he should stay with the Suns. The thread makes the point that he will go to the team he wants to play for, and those teams are listed in the OP.

nirvana235
06-23-2012, 02:23 PM
He will probably go to the highest bidder. If it's the Suns so be it. Ring Chasers are disgusting.

So money chasers are more respectable than ring chasers? What?

Who cares if Nash goes to a contending team to try to win a ring.

ink
06-23-2012, 02:24 PM
He will probably go to the highest bidder. If it's the Suns so be it. Ring Chasers are disgusting.

It will come down to his fit with the team, and the role he may have over the next few years and possibly beyond, in a front office capacity.

waveycrockett
06-23-2012, 02:25 PM
So money chasers are more respectable than ring chasers? What?

Who cares if Nash goes to a contending team to try to win a ring.

wtf is a "money chaser"? If your criticizing someone for being a "money chaser" your probably a hypocrite or still live with your parents.

ink
06-23-2012, 02:26 PM
So money chasers are more respectable than ring chasers? What?

Who cares if Nash goes to a contending team to try to win a ring.

I doubt he chases the money either. He will want a significant role and he will likely be drawn to a balanced roster (i.e. not the Knicks) and a roster that could use a PG (i.e. not the Heat, with a point forward). I think the list in the article is credible.

justinnum1
06-23-2012, 02:26 PM
i only want guys on the heat who are willing to take less money, and value winning over getting paid the most...

yea i want nash, but i rather see him on toronto, i think that would be an epic storyline

deaner
06-23-2012, 02:27 PM
lol what?...

He should stay with the Suns then?

Not really.... Although he has given them every opertunity to keep him, but Nash has become frustrated with the org always worried about the bottom line more than basketball... They do things like sell picks and no sign diaw which is a player Nash really wanted last year. Loyalty does not equal stupidity. Nash played out his contract with the club, and I'm pretty sure he knows it's time to move on.

rockbottom2010
06-23-2012, 02:28 PM
hes gonna be a heat before u know it

nirvana235
06-23-2012, 02:28 PM
wtf is a "money chaser"? If your criticizing someone for being a "money chaser" your probably a hypocrite or still live with your parents.

WTF are you talking about, you just said he should go to the highest bidder and that "ring chasers are disgusting".

I ain't criticizing him for chasing the money, I'm just defending players who goes to a team to try to win a ring.

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 02:29 PM
yea he should be taking a discount to chase a ring with the Knicks lol

1000 times better chance to win a ring there then with brooklyn lol

nicegoing
06-23-2012, 02:31 PM
Phoenix, Portland and Toronto all make sense. Portland is close to Vancouver, well as close as you can get in the NBA, Phoenix and Toronto need no explanation. I think he makes Portland or Toronto a playoff team, especially Toronto, it isn't that difficult to make the playoffs in the East.

deaner
06-23-2012, 02:31 PM
http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/2012/06/qa-steve-nash/

This slam article with Nash is a good read... Right from the horses mouth... Salary, family, team opportunity, etc.

waveycrockett
06-23-2012, 02:32 PM
WTF are you talking about, you just said he should go to the highest bidder and that "ring chasers are disgusting".

I ain't criticizing him for chasing the money, I'm just defending players who goes to a team to try to win a ring.

Your defending players who believe they aren't good enough to win a ring so they need to join a great team and be a side piece or "towel boy" in Juwan Howards case to win one? I think thats what LBJ, Wade and Bosh got killed for iirc.

nirvana235
06-23-2012, 02:36 PM
Your defending players who believe they aren't good enough to win a ring so they need to join a great team and be a side piece or "towel boy" in Juwan Howards case to win one? I think thats what LBJ, Wade and Bosh got killed for iirc.

That's why there's free agency...

I ain't mad at Paul Moliter or Dave Winfield joining the Jays in 92 and 93 to win a world series.

LBJ, Wade, and Bosh got together because they can.

It happens all the time in sports and people get way too worked up about it.

ink
06-23-2012, 02:39 PM
Phoenix, Portland and Toronto all make sense. Portland is close to Vancouver, well as close as you can get in the NBA, Phoenix and Toronto need no explanation. I think he makes Portland or Toronto a playoff team, especially Toronto, it isn't that difficult to make the playoffs in the East.

Agreed.

smith&wesson
06-23-2012, 02:51 PM
my guess is he is going to toronto and once he retires he will have a job in management.

nash-bayless
derozan-anderson
draftpick-j.johnson-kleiza
bargs-ed davis
j-val-a.johnson-maglore

Sportfan
06-23-2012, 03:00 PM
Go to Portland Steve!!!! What a boss!

ink
06-23-2012, 03:09 PM
my guess is he is going to toronto and once he retires he will have a job in management.

nash-bayless
derozan-anderson
draftpick-j.johnson-kleiza
bargs-ed davis
j-val-a.johnson-maglore

If Nash comes to Toronto I would hope the Raptors draft a PG right away to be mentored by him.

smith&wesson
06-23-2012, 03:15 PM
If Nash comes to Toronto I would hope the Raptors draft a PG right away to be mentored by him.

i agree, but there arent very many good pg's in this draft.

honestly bayless is not a bad option. he has shown that he could be a decent pg when he starts. he just needs to learn how to distribute better. who better to learn from then nash in that department.

ManRam
06-23-2012, 03:16 PM
I don't get what's morally wrong with a 38 year old going to a contending team to help them wing a ring? I don't why anyone would ever think less of him for doing that. Who cares? He has every right to do that.

Why would he be any better of a person or whatever for going to a team that might not even make the playoffs? How does that make him morally superior or whatever?


I don't get that.

Whether he goes to Toronto, Portland, Miami, OKC, New York or stays in PHX...or wherever...I won't be disappointed, think less of him, or anything. He can do whatever he wants.

Kashmir13579
06-23-2012, 03:18 PM
This is what we call the Chris Broussard system.

lol!

ink
06-23-2012, 03:41 PM
I don't get what's morally wrong with a 38 year old going to a contending team to help them wing a ring? I don't why anyone would ever think less of him for doing that. Who cares? He has every right to do that.

Why would he be any better of a person or whatever for going to a team that might not even make the playoffs? How does that make him morally superior or whatever?


I don't get that.

Whether he goes to Toronto, Portland, Miami, OKC, New York or stays in PHX...or wherever...I won't be disappointed, think less of him, or anything. He can do whatever he wants.

It's probably as simple as saying that he's always been a leader, not a follower. He has made others look great in his career, it's his character. It's not really a moral point, it's about the character traits we've seen from him throughout his career.

KB-Pau-DH2012
06-23-2012, 03:44 PM
Do you think if the Lakers made a package around Pau Gasol to Toronto for Andrea Bargani and the #8 pick, and you keep Calderon as a backup PG (you have that spanish connection of Pau and Calderon), do you think if that starting PG spot in Toronto is available, that Nash would choose Toronto.


I mean Nash wants to sign a 3 yr deal, and Gasol has 2 yrs left on his contract, so I think it'd be a perfect match of Nash & Pau for the next 2-3 yrs. That gives Toronto a nice window to make the playoffs and perhaps the 2nd round in the Weak East.

flatbush knicks
06-23-2012, 03:52 PM
Nash re-iterates that he is considering the Knicks to Ben Sin of SLAMOnline.com, saying that he and Amare Stoudemire spoke recently about "how nice it’d be to play together again." Nash adds that the ability to win a championship won't be the only factor in where he signs, with "salary, family, playing time, and opportunity for team success" all playing a part.

the_jon
06-23-2012, 03:57 PM
If Nash comes to Toronto I would hope the Raptors draft a PG right away to be mentored by him.
I would if it's Lillard. Doubt he'll fall to us though.

ink
06-23-2012, 04:07 PM
I would if it's Lillard. Doubt he'll fall to us though.

That's what I'm hoping for.

Kinglorious
06-23-2012, 04:18 PM
The Raptors currently play in Canada, the same state where Nash grew up, and going back to your home roots is always an intriguing factor for guys at the end of their careers.

Currently? State? Is this a joke?

popo85
06-23-2012, 04:27 PM
I don't get what's morally wrong with a 38 year old going to a contending team to help them wing a ring? I don't why anyone would ever think less of him for doing that. Who cares? He has every right to do that.



Agreed. He should go where he wants i can see why Phx or Toronto home town discounts otherwise he should try a championship squad not a 10th best team in the Western Conf.

ManRam
06-23-2012, 04:28 PM
It's probably as simple as saying that he's always been a leader, not a follower. He has made others look great in his career, it's his character. It's not really a moral point, it's about the character traits we've seen from him throughout his career.

Sure. I guess. I just don't care either way, and it seems like some people will be disappointed if he does go to a contender. He's 38. If he wants to win, he has every right to do that. If it's not in his character, than good for him. I don't think it makes him better person.

greg_ory_2005
06-23-2012, 04:42 PM
I know we probably would still suck, but it would be fun to see him play for us.

mdm692
06-23-2012, 05:29 PM
As a Suns fan I love Nash and what he stands for. So as a homer I want him to retire wearing a Suns jersey but if he does leave I think I will be dissappointed if he doesn't go to a contemder. If anybody in the world deserves to win it all it's him.

marvILLous
06-23-2012, 05:39 PM
Do you think if the Lakers made a package around Pau Gasol to Toronto for Andrea Bargani and the #8 pick, and you keep Calderon as a backup PG (you have that spanish connection of Pau and Calderon), do you think if that starting PG spot in Toronto is available, that Nash would choose Toronto.


I mean Nash wants to sign a 3 yr deal, and Gasol has 2 yrs left on his contract, so I think it'd be a perfect match of Nash & Pau for the next 2-3 yrs. That gives Toronto a nice window to make the playoffs and perhaps the 2nd round in the Weak East.

Wouldn't even do #8 for gasol.. Lmao

Even with nash.. Be 2nd round exists for 2-3 years then back to rebuilding? No thx.. Rather keep the younger guy + the pick instead of gasol and try to build something bigger

smith&wesson
06-23-2012, 05:51 PM
Currently? State? Is this a joke?

I know its such an epic fail!

thekmp211
06-23-2012, 06:03 PM
That's so lame. :rolleyes: Not my moral compass. There are tons of athletes that have integrity. There are even some basketball players that do. lol. Nash has never shown anything else has he? In fact that's exactly what has been so refreshing about his career. Same goes for KD. There are lots of fans who want to see that in athletes, hence their popularity, and hence the hatred more selfish athletes are starting to get. People are sick of ring-chasing NBA players. That's not news and that's not a minority opinion.

i stopped reading there.

you only post in this forum to defame players who you don't think have "integrity" and applaud guys who do things the "right" way?

as i've said before, these millionaire athletes are still human beings. lebron james did right by himself and his family by going to miami. even the decision raised millions of dollars for a good cause.

steve nash could sign in toronto and i'd be happy if a bit disappointed. he could sign in new york and i'd be fine with that. he can sign wherever he wants. it isn't an indictment of his integrity.

"ring-chasing" is just a ridiculous over exaggeration of this whole concept. maybe if it was called "success chasing" people would respond better.

we should be crucifying the endless amounts of athletes in most major american sports who are given millions, the opportunity of a lifetime and never fufill that promise. the jamarcus russells, the kwame browns, the JR smiths of the sports world. lebron is (was) an easy target for a variety of reasons and that doesn't make the criticism any more valid.

point being, if you are only going to support athletes with your version of "integrity", you're going to have a hard time finding a full team to support much less an entire sport. the fact that you type-cast "NBA players" says it all to me. but yeah i guess that's pretty lame.

flatbush knicks
06-23-2012, 06:05 PM
i wonder what state taxes canada has to pay:facepalm:

BHF
06-23-2012, 06:42 PM
i agree, but there arent very many good pg's in this draft.

honestly bayless is not a bad option. he has shown that he could be a decent pg when he starts. he just needs to learn how to distribute better. who better to learn from then nash in that department.

Bayless with a better court vision would be sick guy has all the tools to be a very good pg

BHF
06-23-2012, 06:45 PM
Do you think if the Lakers made a package around Pau Gasol to Toronto for Andrea Bargani and the #8 pick, and you keep Calderon as a backup PG (you have that spanish connection of Pau and Calderon), do you think if that starting PG spot in Toronto is available, that Nash would choose Toronto.


I mean Nash wants to sign a 3 yr deal, and Gasol has 2 yrs left on his contract, so I think it'd be a perfect match of Nash & Pau for the next 2-3 yrs. That gives Toronto a nice window to make the playoffs and perhaps the 2nd round in the Weak East.

sure just add Kobe and we have a deal

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 06:46 PM
Bayless if only he could stay healthy has top 10 pg potential

Glen20
06-23-2012, 06:47 PM
I know we probably would still suck, but it would be fun to see him play for us.

why dont you like using black font? :p

bmd1101
06-23-2012, 06:53 PM
i wonder what state taxes canada has to pay:facepalm:

State taxes?

torocan
06-23-2012, 06:55 PM
If this article is true none of those options surprise me.

Portland and Toronto have tons of cap space to spend on him.

Portland and Toronto will become "his" team as soon as he suits up, ie, no superstar ego's to fight for ball possessions.

Portland fits him well as a team.

Neither Toronto or Portland have major PG's that would threaten his position or play time (expect them to move Calderone or amnesty him if they get Nash).

Toronto is the only Canadian team left in the NBA, and will make sure the team fits him, as well as offer a post-career FO position.

And the Suns is obvious. He's already there.

So, if the Ring isn't absolute top priority, those are pretty good choices.

ThunderousDemon
06-23-2012, 06:59 PM
If this article is true none of those options surprise me.

Portland and Toronto have tons of cap space to spend on him.

Portland and Toronto will become "his" team as soon as he suits up, ie, no superstar ego's to fight for ball possessions.

Portland fits him well as a team.

Neither Toronto or Portland have major PG's that would threaten his position or play time (expect them to move Calderone or amnesty him if they get Nash).

Toronto is the only Canadian team left in the NBA, and will make sure the team fits him, as well as offer a post-career FO position.

And the Suns is obvious. He's already there.

So, if the Ring isn't absolute top priority, those are pretty good choices.

Money, money, money, money, money, money.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r5byXcQMGg

smith&wesson
06-23-2012, 07:01 PM
i stopped reading there.

you only post in this forum to defame players who you don't think have "integrity" and applaud guys who do things the "right" way?

as i've said before, these millionaire athletes are still human beings. lebron james did right by himself and his family by going to miami. even the decision raised millions of dollars for a good cause.

steve nash could sign in toronto and i'd be happy if a bit disappointed. he could sign in new york and i'd be fine with that. he can sign wherever he wants. it isn't an indictment of his integrity.

"ring-chasing" is just a ridiculous over exaggeration of this whole concept. maybe if it was called "success chasing" people would respond better.

we should be crucifying the endless amounts of athletes in most major american sports who are given millions, the opportunity of a lifetime and never fufill that promise. the jamarcus russells, the kwame browns, the JR smiths of the sports world. lebron is (was) an easy target for a variety of reasons and that doesn't make the criticism any more valid.

point being, if you are only going to support athletes with your version of "integrity", you're going to have a hard time finding a full team to support much less an entire sport. the fact that you type-cast "NBA players" says it all to me. but yeah i guess that's pretty lame.

i think your mis understanding ink's post.

i beleive what he is trying to say is based on steve nash's character he isnt the type to accept a smaller role on a team full of stars to chase a championsihp.

nash is a leader and always has been over his career and if he were the type to leave to play for a contender he probably would have done it a few years ago.

theres nothing wrong with going to a contender to chase for a title. but you have to accept a much smaller role .but some players just arent that type. some players are too competetive. nash has proven to be one of those players over the years and i think thats what ink is refering to when he says Nash's character. not that its a character move or anything like that.

its just his character to be a leader and a main core piece on a team. its probably why he is still palying. he has the ability to still be a leader on the court even at his age, other wise he would have probably just retired by now.

flatbush knicks
06-23-2012, 07:03 PM
lmao if it was just all about money he would've already resigned on the suns they can offer him the most money

Jamiecballer
06-23-2012, 07:17 PM
He should go to the Thunder. What they might lose in defense, they'd gain in offense. Move Westbrook to the 2 and let Nash distribute the ball and hit threes if everything breaks down.

OKC should go after Nash with everything they have. Not only would it let Nash instantly contend, but it would solve some team issues as well.

that would be a disaster for OKC.

Blazers#1Fan
06-23-2012, 07:20 PM
Bayless if only he could stay healthy has top 10 pg potential

:facepalm: bayless top 10 pg is funny he is a horrible PG he is a SG in a PG's Body he's not westbrook bayless cant finish at the rim he is alright from long range and a decent mid

i think bayless is Nick Van Exel but not as good

Blazers#1Fan
06-23-2012, 07:26 PM
are GM said he is doing a youth movement but that was before nash said he would like to come here i could see portland getting Nash and drafting Lillard to learn from nash

ink
06-23-2012, 07:47 PM
i stopped reading there.

And yet you comment on the rest of the post as if you know what I meant. lol.

xxplayerxx23
06-23-2012, 07:53 PM
:facepalm: bayless top 10 pg is funny he is a horrible PG he is a SG in a PG's Body he's not westbrook bayless cant finish at the rim he is alright from long range and a decent mid

i think bayless is Nick Van Exel but not as good

Lol so glad you stoped and read my post. Oh wait you didnt, POTENTIAL to become one. He is young very explosive.Never got a full shot at starters minutes because of calderon and injuries. Whenever the guy got mins he put the ball in the basket. If he was healthy and got starters minutes Id bet he would fight for top 10 -15 pg , thats how high his potential is

ink
06-23-2012, 07:55 PM
i think your mis understanding ink's post.

i beleive what he is trying to say is based on steve nash's character he isnt the type to accept a smaller role on a team full of stars to chase a championsihp.

Exactly. And I don't think it's because he can't accept a lesser role; it's because his role is to lead, that's the way he plays his position. He will attack when it's needed and he will facilitate when it's needed. But he is not going to end up being the guy who knocks down three's from the corner while Lebron is the de facto playmaker for the Heat, nor is he going to be the guy who hands the ball to Melo so he can ball hog. You don't need a Steve Nash for those teams. Both NYC and Miami already have the PGs they need. Portland and Toronto are both teams that have some interesting talent to work with and lead, and that's exactly what he does best. About ring-chasing, no, I don't really think he is into the I-need-a-ring-for-my-legacy trip. His legacy isn't about rings, it's about exceeding expectations. It's about effort and intelligence. If those traits were going to be well used on a contender I would say go for it, but I don't see a lot of teams built that way in the NBA. OKC is close, SA is too, but they're both set at the point.

BHF
06-23-2012, 08:07 PM
:facepalm: bayless top 10 pg is funny he is a horrible PG he is a SG in a PG's Body he's not westbrook bayless cant finish at the rim he is alright from long range and a decent mid

i think bayless is Nick Van Exel but not as good

when was the last time you watched Bayless play? He is not the same player he was in Portland

GrumpyOldMan
06-23-2012, 08:20 PM
I would love to see Nash in Toronto. Between his job as GM of Basketball Canada and playing for the Raps he would get every endorsement in the whole state (apparently Canada is a state). His retirement would be set. He would work for both the Raps and Basketball Canada.
I may be alone saying that I think he could help the Knicks more than he could help any other team though. He and Amare had great chemistry in the past. He might be just what that team needs....a distributor to be the go between for Melo and Amare.

thekmp211
06-23-2012, 11:21 PM
i think your mis understanding ink's post.

i beleive what he is trying to say is based on steve nash's character he isnt the type to accept a smaller role on a team full of stars to chase a championsihp.

nash is a leader and always has been over his career and if he were the type to leave to play for a contender he probably would have done it a few years ago.

theres nothing wrong with going to a contender to chase for a title. but you have to accept a much smaller role .but some players just arent that type. some players are too competetive. nash has proven to be one of those players over the years and i think thats what ink is refering to when he says Nash's character. not that its a character move or anything like that.

its just his character to be a leader and a main core piece on a team. its probably why he is still palying. he has the ability to still be a leader on the court even at his age, other wise he would have probably just retired by now.

leadership has nothing to do with being the number one option on a basketball team. nash could be a leader on every team in the league. did you see what derek fisher did for OKC on and off the court this season? who are we to define steve nash's character and what it does and does not mean in terms of his, emphasis on -career-, moves.


And yet you comment on the rest of the post as if you know what I meant. lol.

the only times i EVER see you post in the nba forum is when players make decisions that YOU think are more influenced by greed than integrity. when you say nash has too much "integrity" to "ring chase", i have trouble thinking it has to do with anything more than that.

ink
06-23-2012, 11:39 PM
the only times i EVER see you post in the nba forum is when players make decisions that YOU think are more influenced by greed than integrity. when you say nash has too much "integrity" to "ring chase", i have trouble thinking it has to do with anything more than that.

Then you're not reading many of my posts. I don't post much in basketball forums because for the most part it's a lot of arguing about who's going to choke, who's "clutch", and where someone's favourite "superstar" is going to go. Maybe the posts you're reading have to do with reactions to the idiotic threads rather than my only interest in basketball. I have a hell of a lot more interest in the game than what decisions players are making. It's the forum that has the obsession with who will be chasing a ring with what team.

flatbush knicks
06-23-2012, 11:39 PM
close thread i found an article that contradicts this one not from a source but from nash's own mouth nice try suns fans with this:bs::bs::bs:

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06-23-2012, 11:42 PM
leadership has nothing to do with being the number one option on a basketball team. nash could be a leader on every team in the league. did you see what derek fisher did for OKC on and off the court this season? who are we to define steve nash's character and what it does and does not mean in terms of his, emphasis on -career-, moves.

Nash's form of leadership comes directly from his distribution of the ball. It's in his hands 85% of the game. No one said anything about being the #1 option. Handling the ball and making virtually every play is the role he has played his whole career. It's the style of PG he is.