NBA Trade Rumors: 3 Teams That Can Win Championship with Steve Nash

Adam Spencer@AdamSpencer4Correspondent IJanuary 27, 2012

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Steve Nash isn’t going to win an NBA championship with the Phoenix Suns.

And since he’s getting towards the end of his career, he deserves a chance to play for a title.

Therefore, the Suns should trade their aging star out of respect for him and what he’s done for their franchise.

There are several NBA teams that would immediately become strong championship contenders if they were able to land Nash.

Let’s take a look at three of those teams now.


New York Knicks 

The Knicks have an awesome front court, featuring Amar’e Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler.

But, the problem is, they don’t have anyone to feed the ball to those stars.

Iman Shumpert and Baron Davis simply aren’t the kind of impact players needed to lead the Knicks past the first round of the playoffs.

Getting Nash to run the floor and feed the scorers the ball would not only improve the Knicks’ playoff chances, it would also most likely save coach Mike D’Antoni’s job.


Los Angeles Lakers 

Imagine a starting lineup that includes Nash alongside guys like Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum.

That’s a championship lineup. Nash can get Kobe the ball anywhere on the floor, making Kobe’s shots higher percentage shots.

When Kobe is shooting open shots, he’s deadly. Adding Nash might increase his per game average to 35 points per game.

Plus, improving the scoring from the point guard position will really help this year’s Laker squad.

Derek Fisher and Steve Blake simply aren’t going to lead the Lakers to the Finals.


Orlando Magic 

If the Magic can get Nash and pair him with Dwight Howard, the Magic will skyrocket in the standings.

Nash, Jason Richardson, Ryan Anderson and Howard would be a formidable group to try to stop.

Nash could drive into the lane and either shoot, pass to Howard for a dunk or kick it out to Richardson or Anderson for an open three.

If the Magic can get Nash for Hedo Turkoglu and Jameer Nelson, they should do it in a heartbeat.