Maybe I am not connected enough. Maybe I have no clue what is going on behind the scenes. But Steve Nash is the one of the classiest players in the last decade.
This is not another trade request, although I would love to have him. But the Suns are 4-6 right now. If they lose to the Nets, I cannot imagine things to remain the same in Phoenix.
But we have heard nothing from Nash, or his agent about wanting to be traded.
Carmello, Paul, Howard, even Bosh have demanded a trade on the cusp of their big free agent payday. Nash is on the tail end of his career. If anyone has the right to be as open about a trade as the said players, Nash is that player.
I remember when Garnett wanted to be traded. It was time, the Wolves chance of making a run was slim to none. It was a calculated request that I think left the Wolves with some hope in the future (a future that Kahn has slowed). Even Ray Allen's trade ironically left the Sonics/Thunder in a good place.
Nash is a two-time MVP (should have beaten Dirk in '07) who may very well be at top 10 Point Guard in the history of the NBA when it is all said and done.
Can this iconic star escape Phoenix admirably? Will the Suns be able to get in return what the Wolves and Thunder received?
I would think that he will not hijack the Suns as so many stars have in the last two years. But I seriously doubt the Suns can a deal comparable to that of the Wolves in the Garnet trade. He appears that he has less in the tank then Garnet and Allen did then.
But one thing is for sure. The Mavericks made a mistake not retaining him. They were unwilling to pay high value on a 30 year old point guard so dependent on his legs to succeed.
Do not underestimate this Canadian. He has value beyond the court. He has class that will be able to influence a generation of players that lacks honor.
The team who receives Nash will not regret it.