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Last Season's Stats: 12.5 points, 10.7 assists and three rebounds per game.
Here's the moment you’ve all been waiting for.
Steve Nash did not slow down nearly at all last season for the Suns. Despite being 38 years old, Nash led a bad Suns team to a 33-33 record. Amazingly, that was just a couple of games within a playoff berth.
With that said, Nash won’t return to the Suns if there is not a significant improvement to the roster. Nash has even said as much himself.
He wants to compete for a championship, and the years he has at his disposal to do so are running out.
The Suns have reportedly already offered Nash a two-year $20 million deal to remain with the team, but at this stage, I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s just shrugging it off.
Right now, the Suns roster includes Marcin Gortat, Jared Dudley, Channing Frye, Markieff Morris, Sebastian Telfair, Hakim Warrick and Josh Childress. Can that team compete for a championship? Not a chance. That team without Nash wouldn’t win 30 games.
I think the Suns should have waited to improve their roster before they made an attempt at re-signing the face of the franchise.
The only current factor that would keep Nash in town is the money, and honestly, I believe Nash is willing to turn down some extra dough for a shot at a championship ring.
Only time will tell, but in the end it’s Nash’s decision, and only he knows what he plans to do.
Odds of return: 40 percent.