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Knicks targeting Steve Nash this offseason?

Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:01 pm
 
Posted by Royce Young

There have been a whole lot of Steve Nash to New York rumors over the past few years with his former coach Mike D'Antoni running the show and former teammate Amar'e Stoudemire playing in the Big Apple.

Every time, that rumor has been squashed without anything all that substantial coming out of it. I'm sure the Knicks have called the Suns and made inquiries over the past couple seasons, but that happens all the time, all over the place.

This time though, there might be a little more steam behind it. Because it makes a whole lot of sense. According to the New York Post, the Knicks plan on targeting Nash this summer using their mid-level exception.
That’s why The Post has reported the Knicks plan to target Nash (along with Jameer Nelson and Raymond Felton) with this summer’s $5 million mid-level exception.
Shocking news: The Knicks, a team that need a point guard like Boris Diaw needs a donut, are planning on targeting available point guards. I know, I can't believe it either.

But the thought of Nash is what makes it more intriguing. Right now, Mike Bibby, Iman Shumpert and Toney Douglas are splitting duties with Baron Davis likely to take over the full-time role once he's healthy. And though Nash is 37, he is still Steve Nash and would be a terrific addition for the Knicks. Especially considering he could pull back a bit on having to do so much like he does in Phoenix.

My question is, and I posed this in my thing ripping the Knicks point guard situation, why not go hard after Nash now? Yeah, I suppose you could just wait until the offseason and sign him without giving up anything in return, but that just means the Knicks have to hope and pray Baron Davis gives them something. Otherwise, it's just another mediocre season at MSG and wait until next year when Nash is a year older.

I understand waiting on Nelson or Felton. But Nash does genuinely seem like a terrific fit. The problem is that the Knicks have gutted themselves getting Carmelo Anthony that there isn't much left to deal for Nash. Nash has said he won't request a deal, but if at the deadline the Suns decide they want to deal him and Nash says, "I'll only go to New York," and the Knicks come calling offering up Shumpert, Landry Field and Douglas plus a spare part pick, maybe that's enough to make Phoenix bite. Maybe the Suns decide they'd like to get back three rookie deal players in exchange for Nash. Or maybe the Suns would rather preserve cap space and be players in the 2012 market.

Or maybe Nash just wants to stay with the Suns. I guess that could happen too.

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Comments

Since: May 7, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 3:26 pm
 

Knicks targeting Steve Nash this offseason?

So, the "NY is targeting [fill in the blank player] in the offseason" articles are still in style? I would think that their fans would stop falling for this by now since they usually end up with egg on their faces and the other fan bases laughing at them. Have they really not learned yet to avoid these traps?


Of course these articles are still in style. How else can the Knicks fans have hope unless there are articles saying how good the Knicks will be after they add [fill in the blank player]?

The Knicks were supposed to have an All Star team now based on these articles and rumors. The Knicks were, and will be, an average at best team for years to come.

They didn't get Dwight Howard, they didn't get Chris Paul and they won't be getting better anytime soon!!



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 3:22 pm
 

Knicks targeting Steve Nash this offseason?

If that's the deal the Knicks offer up for Nash then as a Suns fan I say "Thank you!" In a heartbeat the Suns should pull the trigger on that kind of an offer. They owe it to Nash to get him to a contender so he at least has a chance and they owe it to the Suns fans to get something in return since we all had to watch Stoudemire walk for nothing. This season is a joke for us Suns fans and a deal like this would at least show management still cares a little bit about what they are charging us to watch. 



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 3:15 pm
 

Knicks targeting Steve Nash this offseason?

Why ????  There's NO reason for more high price veterans (aging) with expensive contracts..  Didn't Donnie W just clean this crap up..   Whatzamatter wit Uz..  Calm down and try to keep us solvent..  Yea we need a PG, but letz get real..  a 38 yr. old ?? Nash is one hellofa player, but hes TOO OLD..




Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: January 18, 2012 3:09 pm
 

Knicks targeting Steve Nash this offseason?

I have an idea. What about Walt Frazier? Maybe Rolando Blackman has been keeping in shape. This would of been a great move if it was 5 years ago. But hey, this is the Knicks. They always arrive a little late. The head coach will get another year. This team has enough talent to be a 3 or 4 seed. This team will never win because they are not coached to play any defense and it shows. I don't care if Jesus Christ runs the point, it's not working...



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2012 2:30 pm
 

Knicks targeting Steve Nash this offseason?

i would like to see what Baron Davis will be able to do once he gets off the DL.
give these star quality of players at the one a chance. first it was billups and now davis??

Baron Davis can do some damage with stoudermire and melo on the court.




Since: May 16, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 2:02 pm
 

Knicks targeting Steve Nash this offseason?

If they trade Fields, Shumpert and Douglas for Nash who exactly will, you know, play for the Knicks the rest of the season?



Since: Nov 23, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:57 pm
 

Knicks targeting Steve Nash this offseason?

Please DON'T do this, Knicks front office. You're telling me that you're going to trade Shumpert and picks for a 37 yr old? I am begging you.



Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:47 pm
 

Knicks targeting Steve Nash this offseason?

Nash/Amar'e/D'Antoni?
Hasn't this ship sailed?




Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:36 pm
 

Knicks targeting Steve Nash this offseason?

So, the "NY is targeting [fill in the blank player] in the offseason" articles are still in style? I would think that their fans would stop falling for this by now since they usually end up with egg on their faces and the other fan bases laughing at them. Have they really not learned yet to avoid these traps?



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:25 pm
 

Knicks targeting Steve Nash this offseason?

Nash will be 38 in Febuary...the tank is getting a little low to run a full season on.


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