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Stunning news: Knicks would still like to get Steve Nash

Jun 21, 2011, 2:38 PM EDT


From the NBC Sports Department of the Obvious, we bring you this news:

The New York Knicks still have interest in getting Steve Nash.

The New York Post has the shocking details.

There have been renewed whispers the Knicks have inquired about Suns point guard Steve Nash, who lives in SoHo in the offseason. The Knicks have talked internally about trading Chauncey Billups for Nash as both have expiring contracts. But there does not appear any reason for Suns owner Robert Sarver to make a move and give Mike D’Antoni a chance to reunite with his favorite son.

And now we get to the meat of the problem with all the Knicks trade rumors — they have nothing to trade. Outside of the limited appeal of Landry Fields and Billups, there is nothing left on that roster with real trade value. Everybody good went to Denver to get Carmelo Anthony.

Also, the Suns are not looking to trade Nash. He is an institution in Phoenix, he is the guy that fans love, the guy they pay to see. Suns fans are emotionally attached to him. Trade him and Sarver pisses off his fan base. To appease that if the Suns eventually do trade Nash, they are going to have to get something the fans love. The expiring contract of Chauncey Billups is not that.

But the Nash dream will not die easily in New York.

  1. trbowman - Jun 21, 2011 at 3:08 PM

    They’re gonna have to do better than that, especially given how marketable Nash has become in the desert.

  2. SmackSaw - Jun 21, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Oh! The headline is funny because of course they DO want to get Steve Nash. LOL!!!

  3. palakerfan - Jun 21, 2011 at 3:29 PM

    That move would allow the Knicks to get crushed in the 2nd round of the playoffs instead of the 1st.

    • damp1015 - Jun 21, 2011 at 7:09 PM

      Just like the Lakers was swept by the Mavs, right?

      • palakerfan - Jun 22, 2011 at 11:59 AM

        D’Antoni’s teams have never succeeded with that system, while the Lakers have with theirs. Good retort thought! (hangs head in shame)

  4. chargerdillon - Jun 21, 2011 at 4:12 PM

    Steve Nash is a hell of a player but….are we moving the Suns to New York and expecting a different result?

    Does Melo, Amare, Nash sound like a defense any team is going to worry about, offensively yes, defensively no.

    This will be like betting on any Suns game from the last couple years, just take the over whatever it is, because they never play a lick of defense.

    Whoever is running the Knicks is running them further into the ground

    • steelyres211 - Jun 21, 2011 at 6:01 PM

      I think that you forgot how low the Knicks really were. You could’ve put a Division II college team on the floor and it would have been an improvement. That being said, I don’t see how adding Nash helps them. The guy has been good, but he’s getting older and older and the wheels are about to come off, it’s inevitable.

  5. sirorz - Jun 21, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Fans would actually be happy to see nash leave phoenix to chase a title before he retires… Not that i think the knicks have any chances…

  6. jebsta16 - Jun 21, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    I think this would be the next best thing to getting Chris Paul at this point. He has more weapons than he has ever had in Phoenix with Melo and back with Amari. Look how close they were with Amari, Marion and Nash. I think Melo could be the missing piece for Dantoni, besides what else do they have going for them?

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