By Danny Moran
The Chicago Bulls are in need of a starting point guard forat least the first half of the regular season, leading to speculation acrossthe league that free agent and two-time MVP Steve Nash is on their radar. Ifthis is the case, Nash could be a tough sell.A report from Sportsnet in Canada says that 38-year-old Nashhas a list of three teams that he is considering playing for and the Bulls arenot one of them.According to the source, Nash is considering playing for thePortland Trail Blazers, the Toronto Raptors or remaining with the Phoenix Suns.Portland has an all-star in LaMarcus Aldridge and a pair oflottery picks in Thursdays NBA Draft. It is also the closest teamgeographically to Vancouver, home of the Major League Soccers VancouverWhitecaps. Nash is a part of the Whitecaps ownership team.Toronto is the lone team in Nashs native Canada and Nashbecame general manager of the senior men's national team for Canada Basketballin May. The Canada Basketball Head Office is just outside of Toronto; however,the Raptors have not made the playoffs since 2008.Phoenix is where Nash has played for the past eight seasonsand 10 of his 16 seasons in the NBA. It is also where he won his two MVPtrophies and home to a legendary training staff, famous for their ability tokeep aging players healthy.None of these three teams reached the playoffs in 2012.Nash, who was second in the NBA in assists per game duringthe regular season, played coy in a recent interview with the Wall StreetJournal, saying, "I'm open to every team that has interest in me.""Maybe it will be Phoenix or another team that's kindof a project. Or maybe it's a team that's on the cusp."
By Danny Moran