Steve Nash Will Reportedly Be Offered 2-Year, $20 Million Deal to Stay with Suns

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Steve Nash Will Reportedly Be Offered 2-Year, $20 Million Deal to Stay with Suns
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The Phoenix Suns are putting on the full-court press in an attempt to hold on to their All-Star point guard.

In anticipation of Steve Nash's free agency, Phoenix has reportedly offered him a tempting package to stick around, according to Hoopsworld's Alex Kennedy:

However, is a meager two-year deal really enough to compel Nash to stay? And moreover, will the Suns be competitive enough next season to even be tempting at all?

Kennedy doesn't think so. He added:  

What it means

Nash is 38 years old. He knows he doesn't have many opportunities left to win an NBA title, so locking himself up on the Suns for the next two years could be a colossal mistake.

Last month, in an interview with USA Today's J. Michael Falgoust, Nash said, "I definitely can be a starter for three years but I want to play at a high level. If I enjoy it, I'll sacrifice. And if I sacrifice, I can continue to play at a high level."

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That's two strikes against Phoenix. Not only are the Suns failing to offer up three years, but they haven't proven to be a legitimate contender. There could be a team out there willing to give him more security than two years.

What comes next

It's hard to believe Nash won't see what else is out there—especially on teams that are capable of contending for an NBA title.

Nash doesn't want to stick around on a team that finished in third place in the Pacific Division at 33-33, well out of the hunt for a playoff berth. He wants to win, and at this point, there's no promise that the Suns will afford him that opportunity.

They just might not be good enough to be tempting, no matter how much they pay him.

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