As soon as Deron Williams let it be known that he was staying with the Brooklyn Nets, all eyes shifted to the second best point guard available this summer – Steve Nash.
Nash, at 38, is still one of the league’s top-tier floor generals, and will instantly improve any team he ultimately joins.
If he were to link up with a bottom-of-the-barrel Toronto Raptors-esque unit, he would turn that team into a playoff team. If he were to link up with a playoff team that regularly got bounced in the first round, he would turn that team into one that could make some noise in the postseason. And if he were to link up with a contender – watch out.
Now, there are some very legitimate concerns about both Nash’s back and his defensive prowess, but most folks agree that the risks and limitations are outweighed by the potential rewards.
Which brings us to this:
Source confirms: The Suns are sending Steve Nash to the Lakers for draft picks.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2012
— The NBA on ESPN (@NBAonESPN) July 5, 2012
Will this actually happen? We'll see.
Don’t forget, a year ago, L.A. got screwed out of a future Hall of Fame point guard in an eerily similar situation.
Update: Steve Nash is officially a Los Angeles Laker.