If there was a player that would be defined by his ability to play well offensively, Nash would be the man.
The Phoenix Suns have employed the philosophy of score whenever, get up the court no matter what happens, and the major factor of the Suns success is the ability to play at a fast pace, if the game is slowed the Suns struggle.
There's no doubt that Nash is great at finding players in the open court and because of his ability to shoot the ball, he's not a player a team wants to leave open.
Yet, if a team's opposing point guard is being defended by Nash the point guard will be salivating.
As Nash does not play defense, at all the only defense Nash tries to play is if a point guard is off in transition he'll attempt to draw a charge by staying in one place for the entirety of the play, but usually Nash is easily avoidable.
For a soccer player, Nash has some of the worst footwork on defense, there's a clip of Monta Ellis going behind his back as Nash falls to the floor, the main reason is that Nash never got in a defensive stance.
As for why he's overrated this year it's simple he has lost Amare Stoudemire, he has no pick and roll guy anymore. Teams will be able to play him more aggressively.
Hakim Warrick doesn't scare any team in the post, Channing Frye is a good shooter for a big man, but won't play in the post or rebound very well. Jason Richardson and Grant Hill are good role players.
Hedo Turkoglu is the key to the Suns season and with that being said if Turkoglu plays like he did last year, the Suns aren't going anywhere in the West.