The Grizzlies franchise existed in Vancouver for only six seasons. Now we know it could of been a lot more. According to Tommy Stokke at Today's Fastbreak, the Grizzlies nearly pulled the trigger on getting Nash twice.
The first time was during the 1996 NBA Draft. Vancouver owned the league's third overall pick. They passed on the Canadian national, Santa Clara grad, and instead Nash fell to the Phoenix Suns.
The second chance was in 1998, but the Grizzlies were determined to keep Bryant Reeves, and they passed on Nash once again.
The Vancouver Grizzlies turned down a trade for Steve Nash in 1998 because they didn't want to move Bryant Reeves: https://t.co/hsJk73Gp3A— Tommy Stokke (@StokkeTommy) November 1, 2015
Who knows, if Vancouver pulled the trigger on trade if the Grizzlies may still be in Vancouver to this day?
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