Well this is surprising. After days of rumors pointing to Steve Nash going to Toronto or New York, it appears as though the Phoenix Suns have agreed to a deal that will land the point guard in LA alongside Kobe Bryant. According to both Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski and ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Suns will agree to sign-and-trade Nash to the Lakers for draft picks.
Nash has expressed a desire to play for a championship and LA will afford him that opportunity. The news follows word that Suns owner Robert Sarver wouldn’t allow the team to trade the star to his team’s conference rivals, though that appears to have changed. The deal will be able to go through once the moratorium on signings ends on July 11th. We’ll update this story as more information is released.
Update:Nash will receive a three-year deal worth more than $25 million according to ESPN.
The Suns will get four draft picks: First round picks in 2013 and 2015 and second round in 2013 and 2014.