Steve Nash Wants a Raise

by May 21, 2009

Hey, the man’s gotta put food on the table: “If it is possible to be underpaid while making seven figures, there was an argument that Steve Nash was underpaid when the Suns guard won NBA Most Valuable Player awards in 2005 and 2006. The meter may move the other way for many after Nash’s agent, Bill Duffy, requested what any agent does after a player served his contract well: more money for his client. With Nash at 35 years of age as he enters a 2009-10 season that will pay him $13,125,000, there are some in NBA circles who believe a raise is an out-of-whack expectation considering his age. If Nash were to pass on a two-year extension with the Suns this summer and play out his contract into 2010 free agency, he would be a 36-year-old point guard entering an NBA market with teams that usually invest long-term in young players when they have rare salary-cap space.”