Feb 26, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Western Conference guard Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns (13) passes the ball as he is defended by Eastern Conference guard Deron Williams (8) of the New Jersey Nets in the second quarter in the 2012 NBA All-Star Game at the Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE
Marc J. Spears reports that the Nets may be interested in pairing Deron Williams and Steve Nash in their Brooklyn backcourt and Nash isn't knocking down the speculation. "I would think I'd meet with them if they're interested," he said. "So we'll see what happens Sunday. But I guess I'm looking forward to seeing which teams are interested and what they have to say." Feeling may be mutual, Spears reports.
The Nets have salary-cap space to sign Nash and keep Deron Williams. The Nets would welcome the two point guards playing together, a league source said. Nash and Nets coach Avery Johnson are former teammates.
"I have friends in Brooklyn," Nash said. "I’m over there a lot. Brooklyn’s great. Brooklyn’s beautiful. I think a lot of guys are going to find out about Brooklyn."
Nash, whose off-season home is near Williams in Lower Manhattan, was asked which New York team he thought was a better option. Nash said: "Right now the Knicks. Maybe in the few years the Nets." But he didn't deny interest in what the Nets are doing. "Another exciting opportunity, a brand-new stadium, a very passionate and resourceful owner. So it's an exciting opportunity." He also said nice things about Phoenix.
- Steve Nash won't lack for free-agent options - Marc J. Spears - Yahoo! Sports
- Steve Nash would consider joining Nets, Knicks - Rod Boone - New York Newsday
- Nash to the Knicks? Not So Fast - Jake Appleman - New York Times
- Steve Nash Says He’ll Consider Knicks, Nets (Video) - SNY
Nash keeps free agent cards close to vest, but likes Knicks over Nets - Kurt Helin - NBC Sports