Decisions, Decisions.Toronto Raptors Reportedly In Hot Pursuit of Steve Nash
July 2, 2012 4 Comments
~ Steve Nash has a table full of options to consider. The 38-year old point guard appears to be loving every second of free agency and what comes up with it. What it has done for Nash is give him an interesting scenario to consider for next season. Nash reportedly has received a contract offer from the Toronto Raptors for 3 years at $36 million, according to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.
That offer is going to sit on the table for Nash as he is expected to field offers from the Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, and quite possibly the New York Knicks. What to do? What to Do?
Toronto is clearly playing the hometown card here as Nash is from Canada. That 3rd year they tacked on to that contract offer makes it a more appealing option for Nash to consider. The Nets, Mavs are currently looking to see what happens with Deron Williams while the Knicks situation will depend on their negotiations with Jeremy Lin. The scenarios are endless here as for which direction Nash goes in based on the free agent point guard market.
It would be wrong to count out the team Nash has played for so long with, the Phoenix Suns. They could very well step up to the plate and attempt to re-sign Nash.
Money is going to be large factor in this situation for Nash, however the chance to win at this stage in his career should also be at the top of his list. I don’t see that happening with Toronto, although he’d be a major upgrade to their team. He says he’s willing to listen if any team expresses interest and he’s clearly doing just that.