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08:22 AM ET 01.07 | While the Suns haven't done much this season to suggest Steve Nash will challenge for a title, that doesn't mean he wants out. For every backward sway to the season, many think it is a matter of time before Nash is traded, but any such rumors seem to be based in speculation. The idea of trading Nash will keep popping up as long as the Suns linger outside the playoff picture with a star who turns 37 before the Feb. 24 trade deadline. President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby's repeated response is that Nash is "the sun, the moon and the stars" of the franchise to make a point that Nash is here for the season without saying it unequivocally. "He (Babby) told me a month ago when it first sprung up that he had no plans to move me," Nash said. Nash signed an extension in 2009 that runs through next season. He shows no interest in asking for a trade. "I signed up for this," Nash said. "I'm committed to trying to build a team here."

The Arizona Republic

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January 7, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Of course going through a divorce and having the freedom to mess with chicks in Phoenix where he's most popular he won't seek a trade. From a basketball perspective the only teams he can help are the real contenders that's LA and Boston.... but then with his salary I don't think the owners will be down for that so yeah it's in his best interest to stick it out in Phonenix. But if Sarver has brains he'd cut the chase and ship him out for some pick to an owner that thinks the 36 year old broken down Nash is good for the future.

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January 7, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Well that doesnt necessarily mean one isn't being entertained.

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January 7, 2011  09:04 AM ET

The trade from the Mavericks shattered any hopes Nash may have had about becoming a champion. Unfortunately Mark Cuban also destroyed any chance the Mavericks may have had. Unless there is a chance of him becoming the one last piece on a team like maybe Miami, it just makes sense for him to ride off into the Sun-set in Phoenix.

January 7, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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The trade from the Mavericks shattered any hopes Nash may have had about becoming a champion. Unfortunately Mark Cuban also destroyed any chance the Mavericks may have had. Unless there is a chance of him becoming the one last piece on a team like maybe Miami, it just makes sense for him to ride off into the Sun-set in Phoenix.

Well ACTUALLY he was a free agent and SIGNED a free agent contract in Phoenix...And having kept Steve Nash doesnt guarantee any type of ring....SO.....

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January 7, 2011  09:26 AM ET
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Well ACTUALLY he was a free agent and SIGNED a free agent contract in Phoenix...And having kept Steve Nash doesnt guarantee any type of ring....SO.....

But lets be honest man. Nash is a premier PG. The Mavs settled for a rookie Harris,later traded him and obtained a much older Kidd. Meanwhile Nash is playing the best ball of his career with PHX. It would not have been that difficult to resign Nash,but Cuban was ready to go in a different direction,and was still convinced Dirk was the key to a championship team. The Mavs championship is a direct result of a too involved owner. Kind of like Jerry Jones and the Cowboys.

January 7, 2011  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The trade from the Mavericks shattered any hopes Nash may have had about becoming a champion. Unfortunately Mark Cuban also destroyed any chance the Mavericks may have had. Unless there is a chance of him becoming the one last piece on a team like maybe Miami, it just makes sense for him to ride off into the Sun-set in Phoenix.

What are you talking about. Even at his best with two MVP's his team didn't win the ring so what's your point.

January 7, 2011  09:31 AM ET

Because Nash didnt play any defense whatsoever. So he signs with PHX and plays for D'Antoni where .. guess what .. HE DOESNT HAVE TO EVER PLAY DEFENSE ... just run the court and play offense. Perfect fit for his talents ... which gets him 2 MVP awards. Thats why Cuban didnt resign him, he had questions about his health and his defense.

January 7, 2011  09:33 AM ET

Dont get me wrong ... i still wish Cuban would have signed him and kept him and Dirk together, they might have won the whole thing in 2006.

January 7, 2011  09:44 AM ET
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But lets be honest man. Nash is a premier PG. The Mavs settled for a rookie Harris,later traded him and obtained a much older Kidd. Meanwhile Nash is playing the best ball of his career with PHX. It would not have been that difficult to resign Nash,but Cuban was ready to go in a different direction,and was still convinced Dirk was the key to a championship team. The Mavs championship or lack thereof is a direct result of a too involved owner. Kind of like Jerry Jones and the Cowboys.

correction

January 7, 2011  09:44 AM ET

Spam is on it's job today.

Nash to LA. Nash setting up Kobe and Gasol. smh. They would be UNBEATABLE.

January 7, 2011  09:51 AM ET
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Well ACTUALLY he was a free agent and SIGNED a free agent contract in Phoenix...And having kept Steve Nash doesnt guarantee any type of ring....SO.....

Correct...

... it was a free agent signing, which means a player made a choice.

Nash Bridges seems destined to retire in the valley of the sun with his MVP's and no team titles.

January 7, 2011  09:54 AM ET
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Of course going through a divorce and having the freedom to mess with chicks in Phoenix where he's most popular he won't seek a trade. From a basketball perspective the only teams he can help are the real contenders that's LA and Boston.... but then with his salary I don't think the owners will be down for that so yeah it's in his best interest to stick it out in Phonenix. But if Sarver has brains he'd cut the chase and ship him out for some pick to an owner that thinks the 36 year old broken down Nash is good for the future.

how can he help boston? that makes no sense at all

January 7, 2011  09:55 AM ET

Why not come to LA, Bro?

January 7, 2011  10:01 AM ET
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how can he help boston? that makes no sense at all

Dude he can back up Rondo better than Nate. With all those bigs and shooters on in green he'll have a field day with multiple 30 assist games... y'd be lucky to have him for your playoff run.

January 7, 2011  10:02 AM ET
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Why not come to LA, Bro?

Owner got some cuties?

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January 7, 2011  10:08 AM ET
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But lets be honest man. Nash is a premier PG. The Mavs settled for a rookie Harris,later traded him and obtained a much older Kidd. Meanwhile Nash is playing the best ball of his career with PHX. It would not have been that difficult to resign Nash,but Cuban was ready to go in a different direction,and was still convinced Dirk was the key to a championship team. The Mavs championship is a direct result of a too involved owner. Kind of like Jerry Jones and the Cowboys.

ahh yes the "much older" Kidd....who happens to only be a year older than Nash

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