Sunday , Dec , 14 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Suns Planning to Trade Steve Nash?

With Raja Bell and Boris Diaw joining Shawn Marion and coach Mike D’Antoni as former Suns, there’s speculation Steve Nash could be next.

Shaken by Wednesday’s trade of Bell and Diaw, Nash went 2-for-12 from the field in that night’s loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, noting, "I was pretty flat emotionally."

Bell and Nash, close friends, had been publicly petitioning coach Terry Porter to speed up his offence. The Suns are fighting for No. 8 in the West and Nash, 34, will be a free agent in 2010.

"I knew you were going to go there," Nash told the Arizona Republic. "I don’t know. Like I said before about the 2010 speculation, it’s so far away."