NBA Rumors: New York Knicks Must Make Adding Steve Nash Top Priority
The New York Knicks offense needs Steve Nash. Lucky for them, the Hall of Fame bound point guard is a free agent, and he is open to the idea of taking his skills to the Big Apple.
Nash was at a promotional appearance in Manhattan, and not surprisingly, the topic of the Knicks came up.
ESPN's Jared Zwerling shared this response from Nash:
The Knicks are a great franchise and I live in New York City (each summer), so I'd definitely consider them if they were interested.
New York is going to have some competition if they want to land Nash. Despite being 38, Nash is bound to attract a lot of interest in free agency. Offensively, he is still an elite point guard.
In 31.6 minutes per game last season, Nash averaged 12.5 points and 10.7 assists per game. His assists number was good enough for second in the NBA, and this was while he was on a Suns team that wasn't exactly loaded with weapons.
It is obvious that Nash can still dish the rock and orchestrate an offense as good as anyone. This would be even more apparent on a team with weapons like the Knicks.
Should the Knicks go after Steve Nash?
Nash's arrival would give Amar'e Stoudemire a huge boost. The two were a dynamic duo in their shared Phoenix Suns days. While age and injuries have limited Stoudemire's talents, he was also limited by the Knicks lack of ball movement. Nash would eliminate that problem.
Nash would also be a nice fit with Carmelo Anthony. While Anthony can certainly dominate the ball, Nash would make sure he got the ball in the right spot, and he would be able to post-up around the three-point line while Anthony went to work.
Nash is an elite shooter, and that touch is not fading. He hit 39 percent of his threes last season.
This is a perfect partnership for the Knicks. They would still be able to develop Jeremy Lin, should he return. Nash will be able to teach him a few tricks in the process, and all while he takes this offense to new heights.
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