Once Deron Williams was snatched away by the Brooklyn Nets from free agency, the next sought out point guard was no one other than Phoenix Suns, Steve Nash.
For weeks, the Toronto Raptors were aggressively pursuing Steve Nash ready to pull out the armored money truck for the 38-year-old floor general. The Raptors were convinced that the two-time MVP [Nash] would join Toronto in order to be closer to his family and kids.
Apparently, being born in Toronto and having a huge fan base just wasn’t enough of a selling advantage. There was still one important goal that Steve Nash needed to accomplish, winning a NBA championship.
With that in mind, Steve Nash and his agent [Bill Duffy] agreed to officially sign with the Los Angeles Lakers. The contract details consist of a three-year deal worth $27 million dollars.
In return, the Phoenix Suns will receive two first round picks in 2013 and 2015, two second round picks in 2013 and 2014, in addition to $3 million dollars.
The Lakers are still very much in the hunt for Orlando Magic star center, Dwight Howard. The way this year’s free agency has been shaping out, we could easily have another “Big Three” in Los Angeles [Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, and Dwight Howard].
Source: USA TODAY
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