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08:10 AM ET 03.02 | The Suns enter yet another deadline season with an apparent lack of interest in moving Steve Nash. This is a dangerous strategy if Nash leaves in the summer, when most of the second-tier free agents that would be in the Suns' grasp aren't worth the newsprint, especially when it could mean sending [Alvin Gentry] into the final year of his contract without a franchise player. ... [Yet] Nash also said he was "totally open" to whatever the team needs, including a trade. That's seems like a pretty strong cue, and Sarver could trade Nash to a contender near home, namely Dallas (Lamar Odom and a draft pick?). Some believe the organization is afraid to trade Nash, fearful of an empty arena and the stigma of trading a highly popular player.

The Arizona Republic

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March 2, 2012  08:26 AM ET

No win here for the Suns. Trade him and the fans and merch sales drop, keep him and watch him walk for nothing.

March 2, 2012  08:27 AM ET

He is going to Orlando and Howard will be finishing the season with the Magic

March 2, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Dallas? To a Western Conference team? Why not NY or Orlando? Would be sad/funny to see Lamar get traded from the Mavs after demanding a trade there...

The Khloe and Lamar of Phoenix Reality Show. At least it's a dry heat!

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March 2, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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Dallas? To a Western Conference team? Why not NY or Orlando? Would be sad/funny to see Lamar get traded from the Mavs after demanding a trade there...The Khloe and Lamar of Phoenix Reality Show. At least it's a dry heat!

Hey Lamarisha is suiting up for the Mavs D-league team these days....LOL

March 2, 2012  08:58 AM ET

i would love to see nash throw a pass at sarver's face

March 2, 2012  09:02 AM ET
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No win here for the Suns. Trade him and the fans and merch sales drop, keep him and watch him walk for nothing.

The suns will be better of keeping him and giving him another two year contract to finish his career with them. They need to look into extending his contract.

March 2, 2012  09:25 AM ET
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Nash has way more value to the franchise as a tradeable chipthan him playing there....trade him, hill and gortat and get some picks and kids back and start over the right way

Completely agree! I'm a huge Nash fan, but they need fresh talent for their future. Plus he already said he's ok with whatever the Suns need, and they need young guys.

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March 2, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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Dallas? To a Western Conference team? Why not NY or Orlando? Would be sad/funny to see Lamar get traded from the Mavs after demanding a trade there...The Khloe and Lamar of Phoenix Reality Show. At least it's a dry heat!

he didn't request a trade here.... he is still crying about BEING traded here..

March 2, 2012  09:44 AM ET

Come TO LA, Bro.

March 2, 2012  09:51 AM ET
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The suns will be better of keeping him and giving him another two year contract to finish his career with them. They need to look into extending his contract.

But why? How many teams rebuild successfully around a 38 yr old PG? It will be impossible to bring in anyone else to assume the de facto role as team leader with Nashie still in uniform. Get what you can now and once you start to win, the fans will forgive.

March 2, 2012  09:54 AM ET

Build around Gortat For the Future.... Not great offensively, but He plays defense and rebounds with the best of them....

March 2, 2012  09:55 AM ET
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he didn't request a trade here.... he is still crying about BEING traded here..

He didn't request it, he demanded it!

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March 2, 2012  10:06 AM ET

Nash will not go to a Western Conference team, especially the Lakers. Too much bad blood.

March 2, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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Nash will not go to a Western Conference team, especially the Lakers. Too much bad blood.

I always thought business was business and not personal. Do you really think any team would not deal with another if it was a good business move over ill feelings? I don't buy it!

 
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