Say it with me
Say it with me
Everyone here old enough to remember when vince resigned in Toronto? Could you imagine that day if there was twitter or fan sites? Seems like that was another referendum on whether we were a legitimate franchise. On that note, just to bring up something I put in an earlier post, how far behind is our team if we don't sign nash? From the outset, the general consensus is that we could upgrade at PG but what we really needed was a SF. I assume that will still be the plan (if the Fields offer is rescinded). Yes, Nash would be an upgrade at PG but we could also use an upgrade at SF, PF and you could argue, C. So, if the Nash deal falls though, how far behind are we really (as a basketball team, not a franchise)?
if think a deal for lowry would include amir and possibly 1 or 2 second rounders
Something else to consider:
If Asik deal is correct and it is $8.3M per year cap hit per year;
If Lin rumours are true and $10M per year cap hit;
Rockets need to dump about $9M in salary to make the offer if my math is correct.
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Toronto can certainly help clear a good chunk of it.
A sign and trade for Nash could also turn in to a 3 team affair with PHX-HOU-TOR.
**What do you think? Am I reeking of desperation here? lol**
If getting stuck with Landry Fields is the fallout from going all in for Nash, isn't this about equal to trading for Wilson Chandler? Salaries and average production in the NBA are comparable?
I dont know how I feel about Nash anymore (re coming to the Raps). Since he has not made any statement so far we dont really know what is going on (Aldridge's tweet, lack of any direct quotes from Nash, BC still trying...so he hasnt been told). At best we are not Nash's first choice I feel and if it is NY it is greatly because of his kids and being close to them. So I wouldnt be too harsh on him especially since he never solicited any offers from anybody. BC should have managed local expectations a bit better I feel. Anyhow Lowry is not a bad 2nd option but depends on what he is going to cost now that the draft is past.
Until he makes a decision, an official decision, he hasn't slighted or offended anybody.
He has merely remained true to his word, and is hearing out all suitors.
As a two time MVP, who is only now getting a chance to be wooed and made feel sexy, he deserves it. And he has remained a complete pro throughout the whole process.
He has no obligation to this organization, and he owes us nothing, despite what many have stated.
Anybody who has something negative to say about Nash (let alone cussing him out as has been done) and the way he has portayed himself, is making a pretty embarrassing mistake, if you ask me.
For all he has done for this country and for Basketball, it is Blasphemy to speak ill of Steve Nash. Blasphemy I say!!
Last edited by Joey; Wed Jul 4th, 2012 at 07:08 PM.
I'm not denying that Toronto will always have an uphill battle to fight but so do most teams in the league. I think the contingent of folks on these boards who think this'll make us look worse than we already do are putting waaaaaay too much stock in so called perception. Before Cuban Dallas was a strict no go zone and now look at em. Straight Blue chip franchise. Same with the Clips. Same with NJN/BKN and others. Memories are very short, especially when you are talking about 1 of 450 available jobs. Even more so if you are a premiere talent and want to be a franchise player because then the choices are even slimmer.
Nash would be a great pick up for us. I really believe he'd help in many ways (perception around the L too). Lowry or Dragic wouldn't have the immediate impact, perhaps, but would be around much longer and it's all about the wins. 2 years from now, when SN is retired, KL and GD will still be in their primes and if the other pieces come together no one will care about Nash "dissing" us because we'll all be too busy worrying about seeding.
do you guys think if phx lands eric gordon (prob not happening) that nash considers staying in phx?
Would love Nash in Toronto for so many reasons
But if he doesn't come, so what???
He owes the country NOTHING... He's already given more than anybody on here... he's represented this country on a world stage... and what have YOU done? Got a 24 on May 24? Watched fireworks on Canada Day? Got a timmies coffee and a maple dip donut?
Nash trumped your shitty contributions well over a decade ago.
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