Free Agent Steve Nash Would Listen to Offer from New York Knicks

by June 21, 2012

Amar’e Stoudemire, Steve Nash’s former teammate in Phoenix, has already put the word out that he’d love to reunite with Nashty in NYC. Steve, for what it’s worth, says he’s all ears if the Knicks decide to reach out to him this summer (though, money could prove to be a major roadblock). Per the NY Daily News: “The Knicks are a great franchise and I live in New York City (each summer), so I’d definitely consider them if they were interested,’ Nash said, according to ESPN. Whether the Knicks will actually have what it takes to bring Nash to the Garden remains uncertain. They are still awaiting a decision in the early Bird rights arbitration case, which will determine whether or not they can re-sign Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak without using exceptions. The league says players claimed on waivers cannot be signed under Bird rights. Should Lin and Novak lose their case, which NBA commissioner David Stern said before Game 1 of the Finals he anticipates, the Knicks would have very little cap flexibility and would be able to sign free agents only to minimum contracts. […] Nash, a two-time NBA MVP, said he will wait until after free agency begins on July 1 before making a decision, and that he wants to play two or three more years. ‘I want to wait and see what’s actually on the table,’ he said. ‘I’m open and excited. I’m looking at every possibility right now.'”