Could Knicks pry Nash away from Phoenix? Don’t bet on it

The New York Knicks apparently have stepped up their pursuit in trying to acquire two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns.

The New York Post reports that Knicks coach Mike D’Antoniin the Big Apple. Nash has an apartment in New York City where he spends most of his summers. The Knicks are said to be offering Chauncey Billups in return.

Phoenix owner Robert Sarver has made his share of bad deals since taking over ownership of the team, but I can’t see any way the Phoenix fanbase would ever allow him to trade Nash, who is simply the Suns’ most popular player now and ever.

Both Billups and Nash have expiring contracts. Nash turned 37 in February. Billups will turn 35 in September.

Even though the Knicks might want Nash, they in reality have very little than even a rebuilding club like Phoenix would be interested in adding to their roster. Maybe Landry Fields and perhaps Shawne Williams, but not much else.

The Knicks gave up too much to acquire Carmelo Anthony from Denver. And their lack of available talent for trade will keep them from making too many more deals to surround Anthony with much new additional talent.

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