I know, I know. He's old. He's only a rental at this point. He's not the mythical PGOTF. He's not our future. But just think for a second. Our only hope to get a starting pg for next year rely on either landing one of many restricted free agents (Dragic, Williams, etc.) or through a trade. Portland is almost certainly not going after a RFA because it would hinder our situation with Batum, and Dave's got a post explaining why. I'm also not entirely confident in our FO's ability to pull off a trade that would land us any kind of decent point guard either. We just haven't had that kind of reputation in quite some time.
So here's what I propose:
Sign Steve Nash this offseason and let him pick what coach he wants (if we don't have a gm that's done it yet). He seems like the type of player that would be willing to take a lower salary than expected to help the team grow so I'm thinking maybe $10-$12 million a year. Then draft Kendall Marshall with one of our picks. He may not be a great scorer, but the guy's game is basically a clone of Rajon Rondo's. He makes incredible passes, possesses great court vision, has really good size for a point guard at 6'4" 197lbs., and most importantly has the ability to control the flow of the game. Nash might be able to teach him a few things on shooting technique and when to shoot but he has a great drive and kick game that will bring out the monster in LMA and hopefully Batum as well (although I suspect Batum will only ever be a flick to the ear compared to LMA's knockout haymaker). Marshall's defense is suspect because he doesn't have the lateral quickness to defend other point guards but at with his size I can see him possibly moving over to defend the 2 or maybe 3 in a smaller lineup.
Nash could also help to develop N. Smith, who was pretty disappointing last year, hopefully into more adept of a passer.
Just an idea. Tell me what you think!
What do you think about signing Nash?
Sounds great!!! (58 votes)
It could work but it's risky. (31 votes)
Only if it's the best we can do. (31 votes)
Eww I don't want a rental! (10 votes)
You're not very smart. Stop posting. (14 votes)
144 total votes