Steve Nash to Lakers? NBA Star says Everything in Play
With his Phoenix Suns struggling to qualify for the playoffs, Steve Nash is growing frustrated with his team’s lack of ambition. Prior to the trade deadline, there was serious speculation that had the NBA star being traded to the Lakers, the Heat and a host of other contenders. To the delight of Suns fans, the trade deadline passed without any movement; however, with the star point guard set to become a free agent this summer, many believe he’ll be jumping ship for a chance at an NBA title.
Recently, Nash appeared on Jim Rome’s nationally-syndicated talk show, where he was asked about his frustration with the team’s talent level. According to the league’s current leader in assists per game, he’s trying to be patient.
“It is tough, but I understand what they are doing,” he said. “They want to get as much flexibility this summer to do something substantial. I couldn’t fault them for that. You know, it’s difficult to not try to improve the team, especially as we get close to the playoffs here; but, you know, I understand.”
Although he clearly has no desire to create a media stir, Nash admitted he may leave Phoenix when he becomes a free agent after this season.
“Obviously, everyone wants to be a contender; everyone wants to have great players on their roster,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a tough decision, but I wouldn’t want to say that anything is not in play right now. But if I’m going to come back to Phoenix, I definitely want to see an ambitious move to become a contender again.”
Many analysts believe Steve Nash would be a perfect addition to the Los Angeles Lakers, who have struggled to establish consistent momentum all season. According to the long-time Sun, that wouldn’t be out of the question.
“I think, for me, everything is in play,” he said. “I’m going to just take some time after the season and evaluate what it is I want to do and what the different options are. It’s not necessarily my style to chase a championship; but at the same time, I’d say if the right situation afforded me the opportunity to get a championship or to play in the finals, I’ll definitely consider it strongly.”
Although he admits he would very much like to play in the NBA finals for a chance at a championship title; Nash said he can live without a ring.
“I know a lot of great players haven’t won championships; and I know that a lot of mediocre players have. It’s a team game, and if you’re lucky enough to play on a team that gets a chance to win it; you’re fortunate. But if you don’t, I don’t think it’s like a pivotal thing in your life.”