The New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns are in the "critical stages" of discussions to bring Steve Nash to the Knicks, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
The Knicks would be offering a package of Iman Shumpert, Toney Douglas and three "low-money players," according to Wojnarowski. The trade would reportedly allow them to offer Nash a deal in the three-year, $27-30 million range.
New York had reportedly been hesitant to include Shumpert in any sign-and-trade for Nash, but have apparently decided that the short-term impact of Nash outweighs the long-term benefits of Shumpert's potential.
Nash, 37, averaged 12.5 points and 10.7 assists last season and remains one of the NBA's best point guards despite his advanced age.