Steve Nash may have played his final game as a member of the Phoenix Suns. The star point guard’s 2012 season is over and the 38-year-old now becomes a free agent. Nash said that he’ll talk to the Suns about signing a new contract but acknowledges the fact that he may soon be playing for another team.
“I have to sit down and really put pen to paper and first evaluate situations and then evaluate or prepare for eventualities. What could possibly happen in the free-agent period, the domino effect, the likelihood of so many players. It is a little tricky. I think you can prepare the best you can and catalog possibilities so you’re prepared for things that can happen.”
AZ Central reports that Nash will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st. He’ll be able to sign a new contract the following week.
Nash told reporters that he would need a few things if he’s going to continue to play for Phoenix. The star point guard said that he wants Phoenix to bulk up their lineup a little bit so that they can make another run at the title, or at least the playoffs, and wants to sign a three-year contract. A multi-year contract, according to Nash, will give the Suns a little more leverage as they seek out new players.
“I definitely want to improve but I think the Suns have maintained that it is a year in transition and that they were waiting for the summer to do some things. They have a chance to do some good things. I’ll definitely be considering that intensely.”
Nash started his career with Phoenix but was traded to Dallas earlier in his career. Nash returned to the Suns in 2004 and has played their ever since.
“I’ll start to kind of put together a picture of what opportunities will be out there and what situations would fit me well and what situations I would add a lot to. Phoenix would be one of those for sure. I think I’ll take the opportunity to evaluate whatever opportunities are out there and take my time.”
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