Steve Nash will become a free agent on July 1 and he took some time out of his busy schedule to chat about the future with ESPN NewYork 98.7’s Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco.
When asked if he would be willing to step up at point guard for the New York Knicks Nash said of the possibility:
“It sounds like a company line, but my situation really right now is I’m open to everything and I will definitely look at every situation that comes my way on Sunday, and I’m not going to close myself to any opportunities.”
Nash playing for the New York Knicks would place added pressure on rising star Jeremy Lin who emerged as one of the leagues most dynamic players during the 2011-2012 season who also plays at the point guard position and who likely doesn’t want to start over with a new starting point guard in the lineup.
Speaking of Linsation Steve Nash added:
“I wouldn’t have any fear of the fans maybe having a love affair with Jeremy. I think it’s great. … That doesn’t really bother me.”
When asked if he had a preference for his future team such as the Lakers, Heat, Maverick or another high-octane team Nash said he would love to play for “any of those teams mentioned.”
At 38-years-old Nash’s career is winding down which means he’ll likely search for a championship contender and place money second on the table.
One thing is for certain, Nash admits that putting on a Lakers jersey would be extremely difficult, as he noted:
“The truth is I’m a bit old school. For me, it would be hard to put on a Lakers jersey. That’s just the way it is. You play against them so many times in the playoffs, and I just use them as an example, and I have the utmost respect for them and their organization.”
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