Steve Kerr, the Phoenix Suns GM, will be in New York Thursday (today).
No, he won't be talking with any member of the Knicks or head coach Mike D'antoni. No early draft talks, nothing to do with David Stern.
Nothing to do with the city of New York or any of its pro teams.
He's going there (New York) to talk to Steve Nash, the Suns current starting point guard who lives in New York during the summer, and his agent Bill Duffy.
"It's more about letting each other know how we feel," Kerr said. "I can give him some ideas (of a plan), but there's no telling what can happen."
Steve Nash, who will be turning 36 next February, has one more year left on his current deal. Kerr will be trying to secure Nash for about two more years as the team's starting point guard.
"We're not a championship team right now," Nash said bluntly.
That pretty much explains what Nash thinks of the team right now, and could want a trade or won't sign with the Suns in 2010.
"It's their team and they can do whatever they want," Nash said on the players that could of been Suns. "At the same time, when people are critical of us they should keep in mind we can very easily have a different roster. Go through and look at the players we've given up that were still cheap and very valuable."
Nash signing an extension is not very likely and its possible people could see him wearing the green in Boston, or backing up point guard Tony Parker in San Antonio, or maybe even returning to Dallas. Nash wants a championship and I don't think he would care if he came off the bench as a back-up to somebody like Billups.
There will be a lot of championship caliber teams looking at Nash even at the age of 36.