When NBA fans mention the best point guard of all-time, one point guard comes to mind without question, “Steve Nash”.
On April 25th, 2012, Steve Nash may have played his last game as a Phoenix Sun. Nash has played his heart out for a team that without question has years to go in order become a championship contender. Now the question needs to be asked if whether or not Nash needs to move on? Steve Nash is currently a free agent heading into the off-season.
There are many teams out there in need of a “true” point guard who are in championship contention. One team in particular who could use the services of Steve Nash to develop their true identity is the Miami Heat.
By adding a point guard like Steve Nash, Nash could open the court up more for Dwayne Wade and Lebron James. As of right now, unless Pat Riley has some magic trick up his sleeve, it will be nearly impossible for the Heat to sign Nash, unless Nash agrees to play for less money.
Steve Nash was born in South Africa, and entered the NBA draft in 1996. Nash was selected as the 15th pick in the draft by the Phoenix Suns. He was later traded to the Dallas Mavericks in 1998, and played in his first all-star game in his third season.
The following season, Nash led the Mavericks to the Western Conference Finals. In 2003-2004, Nash returned to the Phoenix Suns. In 2004-2005, Nash played with an elite group of Suns players at the time like Amare Stoudamire and Shawn Marion. Nash is ranked as one of the top three-point shooters. He is also one of the best free-throw shooters in NBA history. Nash also led the league in assists for a number of years.
Just like many other greats like Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, and John Stockton, Nash has yet to play in an NBA finals. The only award missing on an incredible basketball resume is an NBA championship.
It is only fair for Nash to have an opportunity to play for an NBA championship contender. The Phoenix Suns are in a rebuilding phase, and Nash is 38 years old.
What else does Nash have to prove? He has already etched a spot in the NBA Hall of Fame with other greats like that of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird.
In order for Steve Nash to stay with the Phoenix Suns, Nash wants an improved roster. According to the Arizona Republic, Nash has strong feelings towards the subject.
“For me, I just want our team to be as competitive as possible if I were to return. We’ll see. On the chances of him staying in Phoenix: “Honestly, I have no clue. I couldn’t predict. I don’t know what the future holds at this point. And I’m actually OK with that. I think now’s the time to maybe get some distance from it and try to find a clear perspective on where I am. Until I do that, I couldn’t put a number on it or take a guess on what the chances are on whether I’ll be back or not.”
On the other hand, Will it be a good decision for the Suns to keep Nash?
No matter what happens during the offseason, Phoenix Sun fans should be grateful to Steve Nash for all that he has done for the team. If Nash decides to stay or leave, what really matters now is what’s best for Steve Nash.
One question will be in the air during this upcoming offseason,
Should Steve Nash take his talents to South Beach or elsewhere?