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08:18 AM ET 11.11 | Steve Nash takes in the trade talk and returns a measured response, but Suns coach Alvin Gentry was a bit more emotional Wednesday. He stepped in to end Nash's interview and then he made out trade speculators to be ridiculous. "Steve's not going to be traded, that I can tell you," Gentry said. "If he's getting traded, I'm going along with him, OK? Have you looked at the way he's playing? He's playing at a real high level. Why would we trade him? I don't understand that. That's nothing that's been discussed here. It's not going to happen."

The Arizona Republic

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November 11, 2010  08:20 AM ET

Time to move on, Bro.

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November 11, 2010  08:28 AM ET

If they trade Steve Nash then their season is completely done.

November 11, 2010  08:30 AM ET
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Translation: "We're looking to move him by the deadline, as long as the deal makes sense for us."

Nobody is going to trade part of their core for a pg that is at the end of his career. The Suns need to man up and prepare for Nash retirement party after his contract is up.

November 11, 2010  08:37 AM ET
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If they trade Steve Nash then their season is completely done.

Man I was reading about how horrible the Suns management/ownership has been...Their starting lineup could have looked like this....

Nash
Johnson
Amare
marion
Deng/Iggy

and with 1st round picks they sold off could have had Rondo, Nate, Rudy, and Barbosa....

Just imagine if they woulodnt have been cheap and made poor desicions...Sign Marcus banks, Quentin Richardson, and Diaw to those contracts...

November 11, 2010  08:42 AM ET
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Its already done for them and the Rockets...in terms of the playoffs.......David Lee is making Walsh look dumber by the game....and will probably get the Warriors into the playoffs....the only problem with that aside from playing the Lakers...is who will ALLDAY ROOT FOR?

thats easy....Who ever is winning? LOL

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November 11, 2010  08:50 AM ET

Nash aint goin! good for the suns, he's the only reason fans are still watching the suns!

November 11, 2010  08:51 AM ET

i still never understood that lee thing. the knicks gave him up for what again? to make room for amare?

November 11, 2010  08:52 AM ET
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Here we go again. Are we rehashing this one again? Really? The Knicks and NY loved David Lee, but love doesn't always get you where you want to go. The Knicks reluctantly let Lee go because they had to, not because they wanted to. Everyone knows that. But hey. Take your shots. Its your right as an American. Don't let the facts stand in the way of a good story.

Facts being? They would rather pay a guy 40 million more with bad knees and doesnt hustle as much as Lee did?

November 11, 2010  08:54 AM ET
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Facts being? They would rather pay a guy 40 million more with bad knees and doesnt hustle as much as Lee did?

Cause Knicks cant win with Lee! how many seasons did they try to stick with him with no success?!

November 11, 2010  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Here we go again. Are we rehashing this one again? Really? The Knicks and NY loved David Lee, but love doesn't always get you where you want to go. The Knicks reluctantly let Lee go because they had to, not because they wanted to. Everyone knows that. But hey. Take your shots. Its your right as an American. Don't let the facts stand in the way of a good story.

Why did they have to?? Lee said he wanted to sign with the Knicks long term but him and Nate never got the deal. Its was there choice to let Lee walk. I see why they didn't sign Nate but they should have signed Lee instead of Amare. Lee fits better in the NY system.

November 11, 2010  08:57 AM ET
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Man I was reading about how horrible the Suns management/ownership has been...Their starting lineup could have looked like this....NashJohnsonAmaremarionDeng/Iggyand with 1st round picks they sold off could have had Rondo, Nate, Rudy, and Barbosa....Just imagine if they woulodnt have been cheap and made poor desicions...Sign Marcus banks, Quentin Richardson, and Diaw to those contracts...

The question is could they have afford all of them, Amare and Johnson both have 100 million contracts plus signing Nash and Rondo wouldnt be a great idea since they both have to have the ball in their hands. Plus Rondo prob wouldnt be the player he is if he had played for the Suns. I like the idea of Nash, Amare and Johnson being on one team with a solid supporting cast.

November 11, 2010  08:57 AM ET
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Cause Knicks cant win with Lee! how many seasons did they try to stick with him with no success?!

so their winning with amare?

November 11, 2010  08:58 AM ET
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Cause Knicks cant win with Lee! how many seasons did they try to stick with him with no success?!

lol, they can't win with Amare so whats your point. over pay a guy or actually pay a guy for what he is worth that will give you more and better production.

November 11, 2010  08:59 AM ET
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so their winning with amare?

At least fans gets to taste something new!

November 11, 2010  09:00 AM ET
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lol, they can't win with Amare so whats your point. over pay a guy or actually pay a guy for what he is worth that will give you more and better production.

Haha cant get the business side of it! they took the guy to get the fans some glimmer of hope!

November 11, 2010  09:03 AM ET
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The question is could they have afford all of them, Amare and Johnson both have 100 million contracts plus signing Nash and Rondo wouldnt be a great idea since they both have to have the ball in their hands. Plus Rondo prob wouldnt be the player he is if he had played for the Suns. I like the idea of Nash, Amare and Johnson being on one team with a solid supporting cast.

Well they could have afforded them the last 5 seasons.....Just think they let Johnson go bc they didnt want to pay him $70 million when he FIRST went to Atlanta then they gave that money to Banks and Diaw which I think was about 80 something million.....So they could have kept them together for five seasons....

Hell look they didnt want to pay Amare this off season but went out and traded for Hedo's huge contract, signed Warrick, Childress, and Frye to above average deals...You see where Im going they spent MORE money this offseason but are a worse team than if they would have just kept Amare....

November 11, 2010  09:06 AM ET
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Cause Knicks cant win with Lee! how many seasons did they try to stick with him with no success?!

Nevermind the fact that they were starting a rookie in Gallo, Chris "freaking" Duhon at PG, Earl Barron at center, and had the headcases and/or huge contracts of Nate, Marbury, Jefferies and Curry...Hell werent they even starting Marty Collins for a few games....

So I would say that Lee isnt to much to blame for losing with that squad...

 
November 11, 2010  09:09 AM ET
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Haha cant get the business side of it! they took the guy to get the fans some glimmer of hope!

Short term, but half way through the season if the hope is gone then your back at square one.

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