Found July 06, 2012 on Five Tool Tool:
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 in prime locations -- Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook are your top tier and all went deep in the playoffs -- it seems warranted.But let's look further. Here are that starting points on the NBA champions in this century2012: Mario Chalmers2011: Jason Kidd, drawing Social Security2009 and 2010: Derek Fisher2008: Rajon Rondo in his pre-known phase2007: Tony Parker, also the Finals MVP, in the LeBron meltdown Cavs year2006: Jason Williams -- no, seriously -- and the last twinges of Gary Payton2005: Parker again2004: Chauncey Billups, Finals MVP2003: Parker2000, 2001 and 2002: Fis...

Video: Shameful Suns fans burn Steve Nash jerseys

The biggest news for the NBA this past week was the trade that sent Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers to be their new point guard (have they really even had one?) alongside Kobe Bryant. Everyone knew that Nash was heading out-of-town in Phoenix, as the team could no longer afford to keep an [...]

Jason Kidd Signs With Knicks. How Much Will He Contribute?

In a rather surprising announcement, ESPN's Marc Stein reports the Knicks have come to an agreement on a three year, $9 million contract with Hall of Fame bound point guard Jason Kidd.Though when free agency began, there were rumblings of negotiations between the two sides, the likes of Steve Nash, Jeremy Lin, and Raymond Felton were all regarded as higher on the priority list...

Steve Nash elaborates on reasons he chose Lakers

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...

Knicks Closing In On Steve Nash, But At What Price?

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...

Nash to Lakers heightens specific problems and advantages for Spurs

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...

Jeremy Lin returns to the Houston Rockets

Word is that Jeremy Lin may be returning to the Houston Rockets. He of the Linsanity of 2012 has reportedly agreed to terms on a four year deal "worth $10.2 million over the first two seasons and $9.3 million in each of the last two years. The fourth season is a team option." Lin is currently a restricted free agent with the New York Knicks. Famously, the 23-year old 6...

Reported Nash trade a home run for Lakers

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...

What Just Happened to the Mavericks?

(Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) This has turned into a nightmare. Things have gotten so bad in Dallas that less than 24 hours ago, a Mavericks stalwart, 39-year-old Jason Kidd, turned down a 3-year, $9 million deal to go to New York. That wouldn’t be too terrible, if it wasn’t for one thing: He left [...]

Suns making moves to recover from Nash loss

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...

Kobe Bryant will need to alter his game for Steve Nash

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...

Kobe Would Welcome Howard But Won't Actively Recruit

The presence of Steve Nash may change the equation for Dwight Howard joining the Lakers.
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