After 16 years, point guard Steve Nash has seen just about everything – and done just about everything – there is to do in the NBA.
Nash won back-to-back NBA Most Valuable Player awards in 2005 and 2006. He’s an eight-time NBA All-Star, grabbed All-NBA First Team honors three times and was even a lottery pick, going 15th overall in the 1996 draft.
However, Nash, still playing at a high level at age 37 this season, is at a career crossroads. Even after all that he’s accomplished, the decision he makes this summer will be a decision that will ultimately define him. After all of these years, Nash still chases the one tangible object in his basketball career that has eluded him for nearly two decades: an NBA Championship.
After spending the last eight years back in Phoenix, who nabbed the star out of Santa Clara back in ’96, Nash is set to test free agency this summer – and has plenty of wealthy and open suitors vying for his services. Will Nash leave Phoenix, where he’s called home for a majority of his pro career? Will he test the market? How does his decision shake out for the rest of this summer’s free agent class?
Better yet, the best question to ask, is, “Wait…who wants Nash, and who needs him?”
Here are five options for where he could end up landing next season.