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Steve Nash says he will listen to offer from Knicks

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PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 25: Steve Nash #13 of the Phoenix Suns watches from the bench during the NBA game against the San Antonio Spurs at US Airways Center on April 25, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Spurs defeated the Suns 110-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The dream of some Knicks fans to sure Steve Nash to their team is not dead.

It’s not likely. But it’s not dead either.

Nash himself admitted he’d listen to an offer from New York when he becomes a free agent July 1. From ESPN (via IamaGM):

“The Knicks are a great franchise and I live in New York City (each summer), so I’d definitely consider them if they were interested,” the Phoenix Suns’ mainstay said at a promotional appearance in Manhattan.

Nash is Canadian, he’s too polite to just say no. The only things standing in the way of this happening are just money and fit.

Unless they get lucky on a Hail Mary arbitration ruling, the Knicks are going to have to use most or all of their $5 million mid-level exception to keep Jeremy Lin. With the team well over the cap, the best they can offer the 38-year-old point guard is the veteran minimum.

If he’s going to take nothing to chase a ring, he can do that in Miami. Or with the Lakers. Or with the Bulls (then team with Derrick Rose when he returns). Basically, he can go a lot of places closer to that ring than the Knicks. And if he wants to get paid he can stay in Phoenix, go to Indiana or a few other good choices. He has options.

And how would he fit with Carmelo Anthony, who clearly wants the offense run through him? Is Melo going to give his full effort while watching some Amare Stoudemire/Nash pick and rolls? Just a lot of questions.

But there is a chance. He’d consider it.