The market's top free agent, Deron Williams, may not be planning to meet with or visit any teams when free agency begins on July 1st, but it sounds like another top free agent point guard is looking forward to it. Steve Nash tells Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports that it will be interesting to hear the pitches presented by potential suitors, beginning on Sunday. According to Spears, the Suns, Knicks, Raptors, Mavericks, and Nets are expected to be in on the two-time MVP.
Nash was noncommital about which way he might be leaning right now, dishing out praise for a number of the teams expected to pursue him. The 38-year-old called Phoenix a "very important place to me" and said it was "definitely still possible" that he could re-sign with the Suns. He also called the possibility of playing for the Raptors in his home country of Canada "exciting."
While Nash's offseason roots in New York have led to speculation that the Knicks could be a fit, the point guard didn't rule out the city's other team either. Asked if the Knicks or Nets would be a better option, Nash picked the Knicks for now, but said the Nets could be the better long-term destination.
"I have friends in Brooklyn," Nash said. "I’m over there a lot. Brooklyn’s great. Brooklyn’s beautiful. I think a lot of guys are going to find out about Brooklyn."
According to Spears, the Nets are very much open to the idea of signing both Williams and Nash, rather than viewing Nash as a fallback plan if Plan A falls through.