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Steve Nash does not sound like a guy pushing for a trade

Steve Nash

Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash greets fans as he arrives for an NBA preseason basketball game against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)


It ultimately may be the smart thing for the Phoenix Suns to trade Steve Nash — if you are going to tear it all down and rebuild, you can jump-start the process by what you get back for him.

But don’t expect Nash to push for a trade. Not in his nature. Look at what he told Seth Pollack of SB Nation (via twitter) about staying in Phoenix through a rebuilding process at age 36:

“We lost an All-Star power forward and we didn’t replace him. We have no real, kind of power forward.”

“It’s frustrating to lose but I’m not necessarily going to be frustrated over things I can’t control.”

“I signed up for this. I’m committed to trying to build a team here.”

The Suns may still move Nash. What really has to happen is at some point owner Robert Sarver and Nash need to sit down to a dinner and a nice bottle of red wine, just talk it out and decide what is really best for everyone. That might be Nash staying in Phoenix until he hangs them up. But if that is the case, the questions and speculation are really never going to go away, because fans and other front offices will still covet Nash.