I'm kidding, he isn't. However, LeChoke has been recruiting him via twitter. Both he and Crawford actually. Seriously, what's the big deal about Crawford? I don't get it... Anyway, here's the source.
Here's the kicker: Nash isn't a free agent. He's under contract with the Phoenix Suns for 2011-12 at $11.7 million, which will be his final year before free agency. If the Heat were interested, they'd have to trade for him and match his contract with something similar. The only contracts on the Heat's books that are remotely close to Nash? LeBron, Wade and Chris Bosh, who will each make around $16 million next season. Player acquisitions are a complicated animal in the NBA.
Interesting huh? Well it is, that's why I posted this.
Here's my thoughts on why this won't happen though. I'll break em down for ya.
- We can't take anything Lebron says seriously.
- Nash likes to have the ball in his hands...a lot, but so does Lebron and Wade. There's only so many balls to go around.
- It would take Chris Bosh to get Nash and I'd expect a 3rd team would need to get involved. Would the Heat be willing to give him up?
Now, I'll give LeJames credit for considering Nashty. If he were to be traded to the Heat, I would actually be OK with it. As long as we get Bosh and perhaps something or someone else cool from that rumored 3rd team (according to the sources from inside my head). I'll admit it, I don't like Chris Bosh and I've always thought he was overrated, but I'd rather end up with him than nothing. Hey! Now that I think of it, we could trade Steve for Chris and use him to help us lure D-Will next off season! I'm probably getting ahead of myself there, but that's why I post this kind of stuff.
Which leads me to the trade machine. Anything you do with that likely isn't going to work out due to this lockout crap, but that hasn't stopped me.
So what can we take from all this?
I'll just tell you myself. Lebron has had a lot of success in recruiting people. We of all fanbases should know this because after all, it was the Suns who helped the Cavs land Shaq and Jamison. Two very bad moves (for them), but nonetheless, Lebron was the guy who said go get em. Now that I've remembered that, I think it's safe to say that Miami is officially a possible destination for Steve Nash, but at the same time I doubt he'll end up there for the reasons stated above.
By the way, did you guys see Nash's new clothing line?