Nash is a magician with the ball... there's no denying this. He also absolutely deserves a big payday for what will most likely be his last deal. He also also takes brilliant care of himself and most likely won't fade the way many players who rely on their athleticism do towards the end of their careers.
And if he comes to NY, I'll be fascinated to see how he influences the rest of our team on the court and in the department of chemistry.
But if he goes to Toronto, I'll be even a little happier.
I simply prefer 2-way players, and while Nash's offensive genius is true... so true is his liability on the other end of the court... and this is where we need to remain elite if we do want a legit shot at the title.
Sure, Kidd has lost a step (and is most likely carrying Deron's bags where ever he ends up going)... but he's still capable of valuing and playing solid defense.
Sure, Felton is mad chubby... but as someone mentioned in another post, it's nothing a little P90X can't cure... and he too can play at the very least, solid team defense... unless of course he's chubby because his will to win has taken a back seat to his will to eat.
Sure, guys like Foye (please Foye, be our guy), D. Fisher, Kirk Hinrich, AJ Price, and Ramon Sessions lack the cache and firepower Nash does... but they also may bring what specialists CAN NOT bring... the ability to slow down the opponent while they're trying to score. Even our very own Jeremy Lin brings a far more balanced game than the guru Nash... and I'd hate to lose Lin for his 15 year senior, which we very well could because Toronto would most like throw a huge back-ended offer to him if they lost Nash.
I simply do not think Nash is the answer... especially against the likes of the Heat, the Celtics, the Spurs and the Thunder. Specialists are great coming off the bench (except for Tyson)... they should not be minutes eaters.