I'm sorry my fellow Suns fans, but I think this has gone too far. I have decided to join the Free Steve Nash movement. We can put of trading Nash and thinking he will help bring big name FA's to the Suns, but that is just wishful thinking, when in reality the only free agents worth looking at are an injured Eric Gordon, Wilson Chandler, and, yes, Steve Nash.
We are in a similar situation with Nash as we are with Amare. Nash's stance of staying with the Suns has changed over time, first it was the "I want to play 3 more years here", then it was "I am committed to signing an extension here" now it's the "I am 100 % commited to the Suns AT THIS TIME".
I realize many of you are Suns fans because of their up tempo style of offense and the playmaking of Nash, but I've been a Suns fan forever. I've been a Suns fan through the terrible Penny and Marbury years and the even worse 2003-2004 29 win season. I love Steve Nash, but I'm a Suns fan first, then a Nash fan. Trading Steve Nash is the best option for the team moving forward. We aren't going to sign Dwight Howard in the offseason and him and Nash will dominate the league. We're probably going to sign J.R. Smith and have the F.O. claim he can provide the same amount of production as Jason Richardson, while going on to another .400 mediocre year.
The Suns will be terrible after they trade Nash, more terrible than they are right now, but it is the right move for the future. I know many of you will not watch the Suns after trading Nash, that's fine, you can go be a Nash fan in New York, but I'll stay here and be a Suns fan. The Steve Nash era is over, he can't be the savior with crap around him anymore and the only way to get good players around him is to make a trade, too bad Gortat and Nash are our only valuable trade assets. It's like asking Jason Kidd to lead the Mavs without Dirk, it's just not possible. Also, keep in mind there is no guarantee Nash re-signs here. He can pull the whole "I want one last shot to win" and sign with the Knicks, leaving us with a 1 page ad in the Arizona Republic. Why let the Suns and Nash suffer through this losing, it's time to put Nash and the Suns out of their misery (not literally, okay maybe).