Steve Nash ain’t no spring chicken. He was the 15th pick in the 1996 (!) NBA Draft.
He’s had an amazing career already, with two MVPs to his credit (2004-05 and 2005-06), insanely good shooting percentages (a member of the ultra-elite 50-40-90 club), and some deep runs into the playoffs with both the Mavs and the Suns.
But let’s face it: The 37-year-old Nash is in purgatory. He plays for a middling Suns club that’s unlikely to be a serious contender this year or — if we’re honest — any time while Nash wears an NBA uniform.
Luckily for Steve, his contract will expire after he earns $11.7 million this season. Nash was involved in trade rumors all last season, but nothing happened. This year, even though Nash says he wants to stay with Phoenix, trade talk will only heat up.
If Phoenix doesn’t move Nash before the 2012 trade deadline, they’ll let him walk for nothing. But think about what happened with Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams, and Chris Paul. Each of their teams pulled off a