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Now that Deron Williams has signed with the Nets, Steve Nash is now the “it” guy available on the NBA free agent market. The Knicks and Raptors have been fighting for him. The Lakers and Mavericks even jumped into the fray recently. But according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Knicks have become the favorite to land the 38-year-old.
The Knicks and Nash are reportedly in the “critical” stages of a three-year contract worth between $27 million and $30 million. Because the Knicks hardly have that kind of cap room, the deal can only be completed through a sign-and-trade with the Suns.
Iman Shumpert (and his torn ACL) would reportedly be the top player the Suns would receive in return. ESPN’s Marc Stein reports that other Knicks players involved in the deal would likely be Tony Douglas, Josh Harrellson and Jerome Jordan — “ehh” players with cap-friendly contracts.
“The Knicks don’t want to trade (Shumpert), but they will if they have to. They want Nash,” a source told Stein.
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D. Bernstein/Getty ImagesThe Los Angeles Lakers have entered the race for pursuing free agent point guard Steve Nash, according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge. The Lakers have a large payroll, however, that could go up to $83 million for next season. However, they still have their exception of signing the 38-year-old to about $3 million. Most likely, Nash will not accept it.
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Steve Nash chose the Los Angeles Lakers because they're close to his children and to NBA title contention.
The two-time MVP point guard went on ESPN radio Thursday to discuss his decision to join his longtime rivals with the Lakers, who will complete a sign-and-trade deal for the Phoenix Suns star next week.
The 38-year-old Canadian says he spoke to Kobe Bryant by phone Monday...
After making Steve Nash their number one priory when the clock struck 12AM on July 1st, Yahoo Sports! is reporting that the Knicks have emerged as the frontrunners to acquire Steve Nash, via a sign and trade deal with the Suns.With three very strong pieces to their contending puzzle in Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire, and Tyson Chandler, New York appears ready to go for the...
In case you missed it, the Los Angeles Lakers again hit the jackpot by convincing Steve Nash to sign a three year deal with them instead of taking more money to play in Toronto. That means a team that was trending towards the middle of the Western Conference pack got a boost and will remain one of the powers in the West for at least another season or two. Once the season ended...
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The LA Lakers have acquired Steve Nash through a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns. In return, the Suns are getting draft picks from the Lakers.
In an unforeseen twist that could thrust the Los Angeles Lakers straight back into title contention, two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash has successfully negotiated...
LOS ANGELES On NBA Draft night, Mitch Kupchak told the assembled media that even though the Lakers didn't have much monetary or personnel flexibility to improve the team, he'd keep trying to "hit a home run."
While the Lakers apparent trade with the Phoenix Suns for point guard Steve Nash may not be a Matt Kemp liner over the centerfield wall, or a Josh Hamilton...
Re-signing Deron Williams has already proved beneficial to the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets sold about 500 season tickets on Tuesday after the team re-signed Williams on Monday, the New York Daily News reported. According to the report, the sale of those season tickets translated into a one-day, seven-figure take. Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark told the Daily News it was the...
Everyone knew Steve Nash was going to be one of the big stories of this year’s offseason. After rumors tied him to the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors and even the Miami Heat, Nash ended up signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. It was a bit of a shock to some, but it’s history now and time for everyone to move on.
It looks like the Phoenix Suns are doing just that. The Suns...
Free-agent guard Deron Williams is staying with the Brooklyn Nets. Tuesday night, Williams tweeted, "Made a very difficult decision today ...," and he added a link to a photo of the Nets' logo. Williams' decision to stay with the Nets was confirmed by multiple media outlets, and his contract will be a five-year deal worth between $98 million and $100 million...
The Los Angeles Lakers picked up aging yet immortal PG Steve Nash into their fold from the Phoenix Suns. All of a sudden, the Los Angeles Lakers are placing one of the top two most elite back-courts on the floor each and every night. While the status of another aging vet in PF Pau Gasol is still in the air, the big three stratagem employed by all NBA front offices...
The one guy that the Nets could not afford to lose in free agency is staying put. Deron Williams will return to the Brooklyn Nets, as he made a not so cryptic announcement on Twitter: Made a very tough decision today…. lockerz.com/s/222071318 — Deron Williams (@DeronWilliams) July 3, 2012 If you click through the link he added [...]
Suddenly, the Nets look ok.
Just past 7pm, Deron Williams tweeted his free agency decision, and it's to stay with the Nets as their marquee players as they relocate to Brooklyn. The deal is worth a reported $100 million over five years.
Combine that with Joe Johnson and Gerald Wallace, and the Nets aren't exactly in prime position to get Dwight Howard from Orlando...
The presence of Steve Nash may change the equation for Dwight Howard joining the Lakers.
Leading off your NBA coverage today is the fact that point guards are being swapped around like pot luck casserole right now. Steve Nash to the Lakers, Jason Kidd to the Knicks, Jeremy Lin signing an offer sheet for the Rockets, Deron Williams staying with the Nets...And, well, I get it. Without a good point guard, teams are hard to look at, and with so many flat out studs out there...