Found March 07, 2012 on
The Sports Bank:
New Orleans Pelicans
Plenty of names will be floated around in the next week-plus as the NBA trade deadline approaches on March 15th. Here is a list of the five players I think will be dealt in the next week-plus and which teams might be interested in acquiring said player. (I didn’t include Dwight Howard on this list because I don’t think the Orlando Magic pull the trigger on a deal.)
Steve Nash, Suns
I admire the loyalty that Nash and the Suns organization have shown to one another but it really seems to be in the best of both party’s interests to part ways. Nash is 38 years old, a free agent after this season, and deserves one last chance to win a ring (which he is not going to get in Phoenix.) The Suns simply don’t have the talent surrounding Nash to be a real player in the Western Conference and would wise to begin the post-Nash re-building effort now rather than risk losing him for nothing this summer in free agency. If both sides decide it is time to move on from one another, Nash will lik...
BEST OF MAXIM
Please welcome Jevan Pradas, aka The Basketball Philosopher, as a paid contributor to Chasing 23. While in graduate school Jevan cared more about winning his University’s intramural basketball championships than cramming for finals. Despite this, he managed to graduate with honors while studying Philosophy and Statistics. He now uses this unique analytics background to come to...
I’m going to do something in this post that will undoubtedly cause many of you to flood the Comments section calling me crazy, idiotic or worse. Actually, it’s three things: (1) I’m going to criticize Steve Nash, (2) I’m going to criticize him for being loyal to his team, and (3) I’m going to call out some of you fans as suckers for your loyalty.
Just hear me out first...
Steve Nash has been one of the best and most creative point guards in the NBA for over a decade now. He hasn’t won a title yet, and he won’t win one in his remaining years at Phoenix, so they should trade him and give him one last chance to do so.
Nash is a class act and won’t come out and demand a trade from the team he’s been with for so long, but inside he would really...
A very baritone Steve Nash joins Shaq and MSU coach Tom Izzo in launching this year’s Dove Men+Care“Journey to Comfort” campaign, “which shares personal experiences that have helped these hoop notables become comfortable in their own skin.” Nash talks about his time at Santa Clara waiting on their name to be called on Selection Sunday.
Larger-than-life player and personality Shaquille O’Neal, eight-time All-Star and two-time MVP Steve Nash as well as Michigan State University Head Coach Tom Izzo (also known as “Mr. March” by fans) are part of the next Dove® Men+Care® “Journey to Comfort” campaign, which shares personal experiences that have helped these hoop notables become comfortable in their...
A Return to Prominence?
Driving home today, the sunshine beaming through my window, rush out flowing smooth and a can of Coke in the cupholder, Barry “BMac” Macdonald (Team 1040) brought a smile to my face, and undoubtedly many others as he announced that Jay Triano and Steve Nash would be returning to head up the next edition of the Canadian Men’s Basketball Team.
Long before Jeremy Lin became an NBA sensation, he was undrafted and hoping for a chance to impress a team. The Mavericks gave him that chance by inviting him to play on their summer league squad. Mavs GM Donnie Nelson saw star potential in Lin.
“He said they had developed point guards like (Steve) Nash and (J.J.) Barea. And he was like ‘I feel like you have similarities. You...