While no one other than Steve Nash can say for sure if last night’s game between the Phoenix Suns and the San Antonio Spurs was the former two-time NBA MVP’s last game with the Suns most of the basketball world certainly sensed that it was.
I for one believe it’s time for Steve Nash and the Phoenix Suns to part ways. Mostly because I think it’s time for Steve Nash to finally go ahead and chase winning an NBA championship rather than be part of my favorite franchise the Phoenix Suns which are probably going to be in the rebuilding process for the next 3 to 5 years at the very least.
The Suns currently have $31 million in guaranteed salaries for the 2012-13 season (Gortat, Frye, Warrick, Childress, Dudley, Morris, and 1/2 of Telfair’s deal), leaving a little more than $26 million to sign new players or re-sign current ones. Hopefully, they are able to bring in some quality free agents and get a decent player in this year’s draft in order to help them over the next few years. I also look for them to deal away a few of those “role players” for some pics or even a young guy with some upside.
As far as Steve Nash and Grant Hill go however it would be ridiculous to bring them back to this team. I hope they are able to both catch on with the contender and currently I think the front runner would probably be either their Miami Heat or the New York Knicks both of which could use a player like Steve Nash for his playmaking ability and a player like Grant Hill for his veteran leadership.
I’m disappointed in the way the seasons went and with the moves and the lack of moves the current Phoenix Suns front office made. Hopefully, my favorite team the Phoenix Suns will have their day in the Sun soon but for now I’m just hoping that my favorite current Suns players are able to move on and move to whatever team happens to win the NBA championship next season.