Toronto Raptors: Adding Steve Nash Would Be Dream Scenario for Canada, NBA

Karthik TadisinaSenior Writer IMay 14, 2012

Steve Nash.
Steve Nash.Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Steve Nash has had one amazing NBA career that went from struggling early on when he first entered the league to entering the prime of his career where he won back-to-back MVP awards and continues to perform at a high level.

Nash is a special player in that he can be an asset on any NBA team as he is the true definition of a professional that is more about others than himself.

The 38-year-old Nash is set to become a free agent officially later on this year and could be an underrated pickup no matter where he chooses his next destination to be. He is still in search of an NBA championship and could look to join a contender—or would he feel a different sort of pressure to join the only professional basketball team north of the border?

Nash choosing to play in Toronto would indeed make him a basketball legend throughout Canada, and it would also help the Raptors a lot in terms of PR status. Steve Nash wearing a Toronto Raptors jersey would be a dream come true for Raptors fans as he would be a great veteran addition to a team that is relatively young.

Nash would definitely make the Raptors better, but it would be awfully tough for him to win a championship in Toronto in two years.

However, the Phoenix Suns, who had Nash for two separate stints, may not be ready to let him go elsewhere just yet. The Suns could be willing to offer the veteran point guard a two-year, $20 million contract offer to keep him on board for some more time.

Will Nash ultimately choose Toronto as his new destination? We should know the answer sometime in July.