As the NBA lurches into its speed-dating version of free agency, fans of the Phoenix Suns can relax for almost seven months.
Are we suggesting there'll be nothing to see here over the next couple of weeks? Not exactly. The Suns, with very little wiggle room in the budget, are looking for backcourt help leading into the post-lockout season.
The real free-agent plan -- as has been discussed here and other forums around town -- is to attack a more substantial class next summer. And the Suns might clear enough cap space to afford two players in whatever qualifies as the max neighborhood.
Based on continuity of commitment to Steve Nash, one of those offers could be bestowed upon the soon-to-be 38-year-old point guard.
Too much loot for someone that long in the tooth?
Perhaps, but Nash also qualifies as a player who another elite player might actually want to play with. Or, considering his age, maybe not.
But we're pretty sure very few 2012 free agents will be lining up just to play...