Steve Nash Rumors: Lakers, Suns Agree To Deal, Per Report

The New York Knicks have apparently lost out in their bid to acquire point guard Steve Nash, who will instead go to the Los Angeles Lakers

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Steve Nash Rumors 2012: Lakers Now Pursuing Point Guard

The Los Angeles Lakers have reportedly entered the bidding for Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash. David Aldridge of NBA.com reports that, similar to the New York Knicks, the Lakers might be willing to offer the veteran an exception beginning at $3.09 million per season.

With $83 million in payroll next season, the Lakers aren't as flexible as the Knicks or the Toronto Raptors.

The Knicks chance to sign Nash was made for difficult Wednesday when Landry Fields signed an offer sheet with Toronto. The Knicks were rumored to be pursuing a sign-and-trade with Phoenix in order to pay Nash more than the $3.09 million exception. Fields was to be the centerpiece of that proposed deal.The Raptors can offer more money, but if Nash wants to play for a contender the Lakers are a much more palatable option.

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Steve Nash Rumors 2012: New York Knicks' Chances Might Be Dead Because Of Landry Fields' Agreement With Toronto Raptors

The New York Knicks' chances of landing prized free agent Steve Nash might have taken a deathly blow on Tuesday with Landry Fields reportedly committing to a three-year offer sheet with the Toronto Raptors, reports Ken Berger of CBS Sports.

The Knicks are interested in acquiring Nash via a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns, and Fields was one of the trade chips that could have made such a deal work. But Fields agreeing to a three-year offer sheet expected to make him in the vicinity of $20 million might have killed whatever slim chances the sign-and-trade scenario had. The Knicks simply don't have many other players to include in a trade.

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Steve Nash Free Agency Rumors: Knicks Trying To Workout Sign-And-Trade; Raptors Offer $10 Million Per Year

The New York Knicks may not have the best odds to land veteran point guard and free agent Steve Nash, but the Knicks are willing to try and do anything to make them competitive in negotiations. According to the latest reported rumor by New York Post writer Marc Berman, New York is trying to talk with Nash and his representatives to work out a sign-and-trade deal with the Phoenix Suns.

If all parties are able to make a sign-and-trade work, Nash will make $5 million per year with the Knicks. That offer, however, is well below the three-year, $36-million deal the Toronto Raptors are reportedly offering Nash.

All-in-all, if Nash were to choice the Knicks over the Raptors it will be because he feels New York is closer to winning a championship than Toronto and winning is more important than money. Whether that is the logic Nash is using is yet to be seen.

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Steve Nash Free Agency Rumors: Knicks Setup Meeting With Point Guard

The NBA free agency period began early Sunday morning, and already the New York Knicks are trying to covet veteran point guard Steve Nash. According to a report by the New York Post's Marc Berman, the Knicks called the former MVP soon after free agency opened up at 12:01 a.m. ET to setup a meeting.

Nash said he hoped to host a few teams in New York Sunday and Monday. A Raptors contingent reportedly was flying into the Big Apple this morning.Nash has never been to the Knicks’ Tarrytown facility and probably would like to test the commute.

The Knicks, however, are not one of the front runners to convince Nash to come play with them, as he's looking for a good chunk of change, a price that maybe too high for New York.
Nash is worth in the $10M range, which the Knicks can't match, but they do have the assets to work out a sign-and-trade for over $6M at virtually no cost to the Phoenix Suns. Knicks would like to meet with Nash first to outline this plan so he can consider it against the bigger money deals.
Despite the long odds, the Knicks will try their best to improve their squad which lost to the eventual NBA Champions, Miami Heat, in the first round of the 20112 playoffs. Over the next few weeks, New York fans should expect a lot of rumors and speculation about Nash's future.

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Steve Nash Free Agency Rumors: Says Money Will Be A Factor

Steve Nash, one of the premier players available on the NBA free-agent market this summer, will have many suitors. The New York Knicks, of course are one of them. Nash appeared on ESPN Radio New York Monday with Stephen A. smith and Ryan Ruocco.

Nash said there are many factors to consider in his decision, but that money "has to be one of the factors."

"I have to put all those factors, financial, family, environment, ability to win ... no one factor goes above the other," Nash said. "You have to be really careful and try to make a sound decision."

Nash said he is "open to everything," including joining the Knicks.

"I'm legitimately in a position where I really don't know what offers are out there," Nash said. "Whose gonna come calling and what are they going to put on the table?"

Nash, 38, is a 16-year veteran who is likely headed to the NBA Hall of Fame. He said he would like to play for another three years. "I still think I can do it at an extremely high level," Nash said.

NBA free agency begins Sunday, July 1.

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Steve Nash Free Agency Rumors: New York Knicks, Nash Not A Match?

Not so fast on those Steve Nash to the New York Knicks rumors. Despite Nash's recent comment that he would "definitely consider" the Knicks, a report today indicates that at least one person close to Nash thinks that is a bunch of hogwash.

From the New York Post:

"The confidant said Nash doesn't really believe the Knicks are close enough to a title to take less money and didn't like how former coach Mike D'Antoni, his buddy from Phoenix, was treated. Nash will get offers for more than $5 million, especially from Phoenix."

Many consider Nash, a two-time MVP and one of the best passing point guards to ever play, the perfect player to bring some continuity to the dysfunctional Knicks offense. The 38-year-old Nash, though, will have plenty of teams to choose from. It may turn out that the Knicks need Nash more than he needs them, so don't count on seeing him team with Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire next season.


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