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Steve Nash sums up the Suns, and it’s not pretty

Jan 18, 2012, 5:15 PM EDT

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The Phoenix Suns are not good. They are 4-9, have a terrible defense and their once-feared offense is average (13th in the league in points per possession).

It’s not hard to figure out what is going on, and Steve Nash summed it up honestly in a quote at the end of the game story in the Arizona Republic about the team’s fifth-straight loss (via The Point Forward).

“We’re not filled with talented offensive players,” Nash said. “It’s just the way we are. We’ve got to find a way to get better. Inconsistency comes when we’re not a top-10 talent team any more. We’ve got to work really hard, be really precise and play with a lot of passion, energy and belief.”

That pretty much sums it up.

The question that remains on the table is whether to trade local favorite and icon Steve Nash to help jump start the rebuilding process or not.

  1. bearsstillsuck - Jan 18, 2012 at 5:34 PM

    Sounds like he wants to go to the big apple.

  2. hwatt - Jan 18, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    WOW, he just gave the finger to the whole locker room. That’s a leadership fail. Here we go with the latest disgruntled star player

    • claudiasales - Jan 18, 2012 at 7:10 PM

      That’s a huge misinterpretation of Nash’s quote. It’s called accountability. If you read into it, he speaks as a team, using words like ‘we’–and saying what needs to be done if there is any hope for improvement. That’s what a good leader does. A bit disheartened due to loss after loss? Yes. Disgruntled? No.

    • deadeyedesign23 - Jan 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM

      what does the rest of the locker room not knwo they’re 4-9.

  3. Brian Keith - Jan 18, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    Steve wasn’t giving the middle finger to the whole locker room, he is just being honest. What did Robert Sarver think was going to happen…Eventually after you let all of your talent walk out the door for next to nothing, or nothing in Amar’e’s case, this is what was bound to happen. Steve can speak most candidly of anybody because he has been here since the beginning and has seen the highest of the highs and now the lowest of the lows. And this isn’t just about Amar’e either. It all started with Joe Johnson in 2005 and hasn’t stopped since. Kurt Thomas, Shawn Marion, Raja Bell and then J-Rich, Leandro Barbosa, etc etc. They are not all superstars but they all were intrigal parts of the 7 seconds or less offense. Now Two-Time is left with 39 year-old Grant Hill, God bless him, and Gortat. Marcin Gortat and Markief Morris are the 2 players we can build around for the future. Unfortunately for us loyal Suns die-hards, it’s going to get alot lot worse, before it’s going to get better again. If we keep this up then Steve may not even still be here by the time the trade deadline hits. The 7 Seconds or Less Sun has long been SET!!!

  4. hoytdadd64 - Jan 18, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    I wish Steve could come and ride out into the sunset winning a couple championships with Kobe while teaching Morris some things about running the point in this league!!! California Dreaming!!!

  5. cap1378 - Jan 18, 2012 at 9:14 PM

    Knicks please

  6. bossaliniee - Jan 18, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    It’s time for Steve to leave town.

  7. brooklynbulls - Jan 18, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    You have to admire his loyalty, even if its detrimental to his career goals. He’s a class guy. I met him a few years ago walking alone down 13th street in greenwich village in NYC. He was a real down to earth and approachable guy….looked like any other skater dude in the area.

    • hoytdadd64 - Jan 19, 2012 at 9:12 PM

      Yeah he’s the Barry Sanders of the NBA.

  8. drewzducks - Jan 19, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    Didn’t the last guy who said that end up in Calgary?

  9. nauhurdler - Jan 19, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    I feel bad for the guy. Bad that the reason he has no ring was because his owner was a cheap dumbass and horrible evaluator of talent. Trade him to a contender only please. He doesn’t deserve to widdle away on NY as they are NOT contenders.

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