“Everyone knows that Steve loves New York and that New York loves Steve. I love Steve. It would be great to have him here next year.”
—Amar’e Stoudemire to the NY Daily News
Amar’e wants Steve Nash in New York. Who wouldn’t, except maybe Jeremy Lin? I am not a cap expert, but unless Nash signs for the vet minimum it’s unlikely that the Knicks front office can both sign Nash and keep Lin with the mid-level, executing what would be an enticing mentor-mentee relationship.
Nash is undoubtedly more accomplished and has greater skills but he only has 1-2 good years left. We have seen Lin’s talent but what is unknown is his consistency. So what would you do if you were the Knicks?
Keep Jeremy or free Steve?