The Toronto Raptors have offered free agent point guard Steve Nash a three-year deal worth $36 million.
The 38-year-old, two-time NBA MVP has spent the last eight seasons with the Phoenix Suns and in recent interviews stressed that he’s “open to everything.”
Free agent watchers have pointed to four potential homes for Nash: Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets.
Nash reportedly spoke to representatives from the New York Knicks on Sunday and the Nets have asked to speak with him on Monday morning.
The Nets in the meantime could replace Deron Williams with Steve Nash should they lose their star player to the Dallas Mavericks. The move to acquire Nash could also draw more interest from Orlando Magics’ Dwight Howard who has already voiced interest in joining the Nets.
In the meantime it is expected that the Phoenix Suns will offer Nash at least $20 million as part of a two-year contract with a higher number possible as bids start to roll in.
In terms of a three-year deal the Arizona Republic on Friday had reported that the Phoenix Suns “do not appear willing to meet (Nash’s) wish for a three-year deal.”
Last season Steve Nash was paid $12 million while averaging 12.5 points and 10.7 assists.
In the meantime Steve Nash is a busy man, born in South Africa he is a Canadian Citizen who in May took over as the general manager of the Canadian men’s basketball team.
Where do you think Steve Nash will end up when a final offer is made?