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Wednesday night, the New York Knicks were bounced from the first-round by the Miami Heat. The Knicks have some decisions to make this summer that include their head coach, who to keep out of their eight free agents, and trying to attract Steve Nash. Nash is a free agent this summer and Amar’e Stoudemire makes it known that he would like to play with his former teammate again.
Via NY Daily News:
“Everyone knows that Steve loves New York and that New York loves Steve,” Stoudemire told The Daily News. “I love Steve. It would be great to have him here next year.”
Ideally, the Knicks would have Nash as their starting point guard next season with Jeremy Lin serving as the understudy. The addition of the two-time MVP would go a long way toward making the partnership of Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony a successful one.
It is believed that the Knicks would have a better chance at signing Nash if his former coach, Mike D’Antoni, was still coaching the Knicks. However, a source close to Nash asked the veteran that same question and Nash responded by saying he isn’t “ruling out anybody at this point.”
According to a new report, the Suns are going to offer Steve Nash $20 million over two-years.
Sources say Phoenix will likely offer Steve Nash two years, $20 million. However, I think Nash leaves money on the table to join contender.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) May 10, 2012
Nash wants to win now. He has made it clear that he wants to be on a competitive team. Unless the Suns make big changes, I think he leaves.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) May 10, 2012
Other teams are going to pursue Steve, so we’ll have to see what direction he goes.
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The Knicks were just eliminated from the playoffs, but that didn't prevent Stoudemire from expressing his wish that veteran free agent Steve Nash comes to New York.
Steve Nash will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
According to USA Today, Amar’e Stoudemire wants Steve Nash in New York next season. Nash will be an unrestricted free agent next season and he will likely be looking for an opportunity to contend for an NBA championship.
When asked about Nash, Amar’e had this to say:
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