Suns GM Lon Babby has indicated he would do everything he can to work out a deal if Steve Nash tells him he'd like to be traded. However, Nash has yet to make such a request, and tells SI.com's Sam Amick he expects to remain in Phoenix past the March 15th trade deadline.
"I have no idea what the club will eventually do if a bunch of offers are thrown in their face," Nash said. "But I feel like I'm not nervous about [the trade deadline]… I'm not anticipating anything to happen. I feel like I made a commitment and I feel like I owe it to my teammates — the city, the fans, the club — to play it out and to play as hard as I can."
Teams interested in Nash are still hoping either the All-Star point guard or the Suns have a change of heart before March 15th. According to Amick, one rival executive thinks the Suns are "as close as they've ever been" to seriously considering trading Nash. Meanwhile, teammate Jared Dudley expects Nash to remain a Sun for the rest of the season and beyond only if the team commits to improving around him.
"I see him as potentially wanting to be here for a long time, but I also see someone where he wants the right pieces to be able to want to be here, you know?" Dudley said. "I guarantee you that if they put a couple pieces here that he liked, I guarantee you he would stay."
Nash says he wants to play for a couple more seasons, but whether or not he'll finish his career in Phoenix remains to be seen. If the Suns continue to drop further out of playoff contention, it wouldn't surprise me to see the Suns or Nash rethink their current positions over the next month.