Monday, February 20th, 2012

Steve Nash will not request a trade

Published on February 19, 2012 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments


Steve Nash is a free agent after this year, yet you don’t hear his name come up in trade talks. While Chris Paul already forced a trade and Dwight Howard trade rumors are out there every day.

Why, because Nash is a true pro and loyal to his current team the Phoenix Suns. I wish they were more pros like Nash. reports that Nash has refused to request a trade.

“I’m not oblivious to [the chance of] playing on a contender,’ Nash said. ‘But at the same time, especially in the position I’m in right now, I feel a sense of loyalty to my team. To go and ask for a trade, it’s not like I’m going to say, ‘Trade me to…’’ [...] ‘Everyone wants to be on a contender,’ Nash said. ‘It’s cyclical. Right now we’re not contending. We’re just trying to fight for an eighth spot. I just feel like I owe it to my teammates [to stay]. I like these guys a lot. I want to fight for them and see how good we can be. If we take our lumps, we take our lumps.’”

This year’s Sun team is probably the worst Sun team in years. Nash is currently 37 years and his widow to win a NBA championship is fading. Right now the Suns are 12 and 19 and no playoff future for them. Still though you know Nash is going to go out there every night and play his best.

So far this season in 28 games Nash is averaging 14.5 points and 10.9 assists. The assists numbers are good enough for the best in the NBA.

So Nash would bring a lot to a team trying to make that playoff run. The only way Nash will get dealt is if he knows that the trade will make the Suns better in the future. He won’t just make the Suns be forced to trade him only if the deal is right.

As you can see Nash is still producing great numbers especially assists, but his body is wearing down. He probably only has 2 more good years in him. I hope after this season in free agency Nash signs with a contending team. I wish there were more Steve Nash’s in the NBA.

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