Steve Nash, Suns Deny Trade Rumors Again

by January 07, 2011

With the Trade Deadline looming, Nash finds his name in the rumor mill, but both he and his current employer say he’s not going anywhere. From the AZ Republic: “The idea of trading Nash will keep popping up as long as the Suns linger outside the playoff picture with a star who turns 37 before the Feb. 24 trade deadline. President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby’s repeated response is that Nash is ‘the sun, the moon and the stars’ of the franchise to make a point that Nash is here for the season without saying it unequivocally. ‘He (Babby) told me a month ago when it first sprung up that he had no plans to move me,’ Nash said. Nash signed an extension in 2009 that runs through next season. He shows no interest in asking for a trade. ‘I signed up for this,’ Nash said. ‘I’m committed to trying to build a team here. Obviously, last year was a phenomenal year. Tied 2-2 (in the conference finals), I thought we could win a championship. I genuinely believed we could and would win it. It’s tough to be in this position six months later. I’m still committed to it. I love the guys. I think we’ve got potential but we’ve had so much change and haven’t been able to put it together. If we want to point fingers, we’ve got to point some at ourselves and say, ‘We haven’t put it together.’ I’m still happy. I just want to try to win games for these fans and our team because that’s the most frustrating thing.'”