Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash has a shortlist of three teams, one of which is Toronto, sources have told Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s Eric Smith.
“I heard from national-media types from around the U.S., and at least one prominent agent as well, that believe that Steve Nash has a shortlist,” Smith said.
“From what I have heard from these people, and they could be wrong, but these are coming from some pretty legitimate sources, it is a three-team race for Steve Nash in free agency: Portland, Phoenix and Toronto,” Smith explained.
NBA analyst Jack Armstrong, who was a guest on Smith’s show, liked the Raptors odds against the Suns and Blazers in the battle for the Canadian point guard’s services.
“I like Toronto’s chances. I really do. I think they are going to make a major push for him. I think the connections are there from a personality perspective, with Brian Colangelo and Jay Triano, and the fact that he is now the GM of Canada Basketball,” Armstrong explained.
“It’s not (only) about these three years, and it is, but it is also about the next 30 years and what market gives you the best opportunities in terms of your business interests and long-term opportunities in terms of promotion and business and being a face of a team,” he said.
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