Found July 05, 2012 on
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The Knicks hopes of getting two time MVP PG Steve Nash went down the drain, with ESPN reporting last night that the Pheonix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a sign a trade that would send Nash to LA. How ironic, being that the star point guard had said 10 days ago that “it would be hard” to imagine himself in a Lakers uniform. ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that Nash had been persuaded by recent talks with Lakers star shooting guard Kobe Bryant, who really wanted Nash to join the Lakers backcourt with him.
Reports have come out in recent weeks that Nash was interested in playing with the Knicks, and both the Suns and the Knicks were trying to work out a deal. Nothing came of it when Pheonix wanted guard Iman Shumpert in a sign and trade for Nash. Espn.com reported that New York was very hesitant in giving up Shumpert, but they would do it if they absolutely had to.
Thank God Nash had a ‘change of heart’ and wanted to stay close to his children in Pheonix. Giving up Iman Shumpert would of been the worst thing the Knicks could have done in my opinion. Yes, Steve Nash is one of the best point guards to ever play the game, and there’s no doubt he would help the Knicks offense tremendously…. but offense is not the Knicks problem. They averaged 97.8 ppg last season. Consistent defense is what the Knicks need and Shumpert is one of the best perimeter defenders in the league. Plus, he’s only going to be a second year player. You can’t give that up…. Especially for a 38 year old point guard who is not known for defense. If there were a way to get Nash and keep Shumpert, then they should have gone for it.
This “non-move,” however, puts more pressure on the Knicks to resign point guard Jeremy Lin. It’s reported that Lin is considering other options and met with the Houston Rockets yesterday. Outside of an outrageous offer the Rockets or any other team would propose to Lin, the Knicks better match it. If they don’t, this will leave them with only Toney Douglas at point, and that would not be a good thing.
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