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Often, 37-year-old point guards don't make for very enticing acquisitions—but 37-year-old point guards don't often play like Steve Nash.
Though Nash indeed has a lot of mileage, he still competes at an incredibly high level while playing one of the most demanding positions on the floor. This past season, he led the league with 11.4 assists per game and shot a ridiculous (well, not for him) 49.2 percent from the field.
Nash is running out of time to win a championship, however, and the Phoenix Suns don't exactly appear to be on the precipice of title contention.
One long-standing rumor had Nash reuniting with head coach Mike D'Antoni of the New York Knicks. That is next to impossible now, given the re-signing of Chauncey Billups and the growing doubts as to whether D'Antoni will even be back with the Knicks next season after Donnie Walsh stepped down as team president.
However, given the recent it's-about-time moment of the NBA season—Ricky Rubio finally agreeing to join the Minnesota Timberwolves after two years in Spain—a new landing spot has opened up for Nash, though it is a considerably colder one than his current home.
Sure, Minnesota isn't exactly sniffing the Larry O'Brien trophy either. But with a young nucleus of Michael Beasley, Kevin Love and Rubio, you couldn't ask for a better veteran leader than Nash. Especially after Beasley and Love made significant forward strides last year, and with Rubio just emerging from his NBA cocoon, Nash would be a perfect fit to run this up-and-coming offense.
Minnesota also has a valuable trade chip of their own—the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft. The Suns could use that pick to draft Arizona's Derrick Williams.