The run-and-gun style that he and Mike D'Antoni brought to Phoenix was exciting and led to a lot of regular season success. Unfortunately for Nash, it didn't lead them any further than the Western Conference finals in the postseason.
Now that his career is winding down, it's become increasingly clear that a title for a Nash-led Suns squad is a long shot at best.
Trading him would benefit both the player and the team. Nash could provide an instant boost to the offense of a few contenders. The Suns could finally kick-start their inevitable rebuilding.
Please bear in mind, most of the potential (often insane) trades I'm about to throw out would almost certainly include some draft picks either way.
Here are five 2012 contenders that Nash could finally capture his first ring with.
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