Found May 31, 2012 on Crossover Chronicles:
If there was one team that could use the re-assurance of some lottery luck, it felt like Phoenix was that team. OK, so a whole lot of teams who just missed out on the Playoffs like the Suns did could have used the safety blanket of a top 3 pick. Many of those teams though do not have Steve Nash making their engines go and driving everything that their team does. And few of them have to deal with that kind of player's free agency. If it were not for Dwight Howard's never-ending drama and Deron Williams patiently waiting for Howard to make a decision (good luck with that), Nash might very well be the prize of free agency. And that is even at 37 years old. The two-time MVP put his free agency on the back-burner. He did not make a big issue about throughout the season and continually affirmed his love and desire to stay in Phoenix. That will not stop Nash from exploring his options. The Suns felt comfortable doing this too. They never seriously pursued any Nash trades and ar...

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