Around the Atlantic: Nash would consider Knicks
The Hornets unloaded a big contract Wednesday, sending former No. 2 pick Emeka Okafor to the Wizards with Trevor Ariza for Rashard Lewis and the 46th pick in this year’s draft (see story)
The next few weeks in the NBA will be action-packed with moves even larger than Wednesday’s trade as a new champion is crowned, the NBA draft takes place and free agency begins all by July 1. Here’s what’s going on around the division before the real mayhem begins:Nash to NY? It’s possible
Steve Nash has played 10 of his 16 seasons with the Suns, including the last eight, but the unrestricted free agent said he will consider an offer from the Knicks if the team makes one, ESPN
reports (via ProBasketballTalk
“The Knicks are a great franchise and I live in New York City [each summer],” the former two-time MVP said. “I’d definitely consider them if they were interested.”
Nash to New York is unlikely, however, considering the team’s existing contractual obligations. The club is well over the salary cap and has yet to re-sign Jeremy Lin. The most the Knicks could offer Nash would likely be the veterans’ minimum, which Nash, an eight-time All-Star, is unlikely to take.
At 38, Nash, who has never won a title, said he wants to continue playing for at least two or three additional years. Some have labeled the Mavericks, where he spent six seasons, as the frontrunners to land him.
The Canadian star will lead a class of free agent point guards, which also includes Andre Miller, Jason Kidd and Raymond Felton.Chandler and Rondo appear on Kimmel
They didn’t face each other in the NBA playoffs, but Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo recently went head-to-head in a scavenger hunt on Jimmy Kimmel Live! as part of a regular feature where Kimmel has viewers, via Skype, run around their houses and search for different items.
Chandler and Rondo were asked to retrieve things such as a book they most recently read and something they’d be embarrassed if their teammates found out they owned it.
See the video at ProBasketballTalk