Rumor: Knicks to sign Steve Nash this summer?
The Knicks just need to look at the other bench tonight to see what their offense is supposed to look like. Nash, who ran D’Antoni’s system to perfection, was averaging an NBA-high 10.1 assists before last night’s 118-97 loss to the Bulls, even though he will turn 38 next month. 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.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Nothing new here.
The New York Knicks are reportedly interested in Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash, and will try to sign the sure-fire Hall of Famer this summer when he becomes a free agent.
After all, the Knicks are coached by Mike D’Antoni, Nash’s old coach and mentor. And they need a reliable table-setter to deliver the ball to scorers Carmelo Anthony and Amar’e Stoudemire. And Nash lives in New York during the summer, so the transition would be easy.
In fact, the only surprise is the Knicks waiting until summer. Why not pursue Nash now and enhance their chances of playoff run?
Well, the Suns and their two-time MVP are playing chess. Both sides know a parting of the ways is inevitable, but neither wants to make the first move.
Sun fans would never forgive owner Robert Sarver for dealing Nash. And they’d never see Nash in the same light if he requested a trade.
This, however, won’t stop the Knicks from pursuing Nash. Not now, and not six months from now if he gets to free agency.
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