Report: Knicks closing in on sign-and-trade for Nash
The New York Knicks have not pulled themselves out of the Steve Nash sweepstakes yet, despite not having the kind of money other teams are willing to offer the 38-year-old.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports on twitter, the Knicks and Suns are in the "critical stages" of a potential sign-and-trade deal that would see Nash earn $27-30 million over three years. Wojnarowski adds that the Knicks' trade package would include Iman Shumpert, Toney Douglas and three "low money players."
The Knicks still plan to re-sign restricted free agent point guard Jeremy Lin, but he is currently entertaining offers from other teams. Lin, who is meeting with the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, will reportedly be offered a four-year deal worth around $30 million, according to the New York Post.
If the Knicks fail to sign Nash, who is reportedly mulling offers from the Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns, they will pursue free agent guard Jason Kidd. Nash averaged 12.5 points, 10.7 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game last season.