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Steve Nash wants to sign with the Miami Heat
The 38-year-old two-time MVP, eight-time All-Star, Steve Nash will be the No. 2 player among the 2012 NBA free agents.
Nash made $11.7 million with the Phoenix Suns this past season and will be an unrestricted free agent starting July 1.
As a result, Nash will not re-sign with the Suns since they could not surround him with enough talent, and Nash only has a couple years left in the tank.
Moreover, Nash wants to sign with a contender and money is no object. At this point Nash would rather sign a deal with less money if he had a chance to win a championship.
Nash wants to play for a contender. "I definitely can be a starter for three years but I want to play at a high level," Nash told USA TODAY Sports. "Hopefully the opportunity falls upon me to play with a team that contends."
Sorry New York Knicks fans, Nash wants to get out of the first round of the playoffs and have a shot at a ring. As a result, Nash will sign with the Miami Heat and take less money to get a ring.
When asked on the Dan Patrick Show if LeBron James asked him to join the Miami Heat, Nash said, “They’re professional, they play hard, they play together and their coaching staff has done a great job. So I have a tremendous amount of respect for them and I would definitely listen.”
Furthermore, the Heat need to sign a veteran point guard that can run a half-court offense and set up his teammates.
No one does that better than Steve Nash.