Steve Nash Considers New York Knicks a Better Option Than Brooklyn Nets

by June 28, 2012

Steve Nash has yet to figure out where he will go as an unrestricted free agent this summer, but for what it’s worth, Nash says the Knicks have a better shot at landing his services than the Nets would. From Yahoo! Sports: “Nash is expected to be courted by the Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Toronto Raptors and Dallas Mavericks, league sources said. The Knicks already hope to re-sign restricted free agent point guard Jeremy Lin. Nash said Lin’s presence won’t keep him from considering the Knicks. The Knicks, however, are over the salary cap and could need a sign-and-trade with the Suns to land Nash. When asked if the Knicks or Nets were a better option, Nash said: ‘Right now the Knicks. Maybe in the few years the Nets.’ The Nets have salary-cap space to sign Nash and keep Deron Williams. The Nets would welcome the two point guards playing together, a league source said. Nash and Nets coach Avery Johnson are former teammates. Nash also is intrigued by the Nets’ new arena and their move to Brooklyn. […] ‘Phoenix has been home for 10 years,’ Nash said. ‘It’s a very important place for me. I’m a Phoenix Sun. I still am to this day. It’s definitely still possible. We’ll see what happens.’ A native of Vancouver, British Columbia, Nash was recently named general manager of Canada’s national team. He called the possibility of playing in his home country for the Raptors ‘exciting.'”