Update (4:40 PM): Just so we're clear, no trades have been agreed upon. This is still just rumor, and things have been quiet for a few hours. As of right now, Iman Shumpert is a Knick and Steve Nash is a free agent.
Update (1:11 PM):
NY package would include Iman Shumpert, Toney Douglas and likely 3 low money players to get Nash salary needed to close gap on Toronto offer
Updates (1:09 PM):
@alanhahn notes, Knicks PREFER to chase Nash w/out Shumpert. Sources say they're trying to find third team to join proposal to avoid it
Knicks, Suns are in the critical stages of discussions on a sign-and-trade deal that would pay Nash $27M-$30M over 3 years, sources tell Y!
- Alan Hahn reports that the Knicks are still working on a sign-and-trade to get Steve Nash. He mentions Iman Shumpert's name, which continues to frighten me. I would love to see Nash on the Knicks, but as I've said, I'm wary of gambling on his back to hold up without Phoenix's medical staff. I thought that gamble was worth an outright signing or the loss of Landry Fields, but Shump is where I'd draw my line. We'll see how the Knicks feel about that.
- Meanwhile, via Azaz of The Knicks Wall, Robert Randolph seems to think Steve Nash is already a Knick. I don't know what to do with this information, as I'm not wont to get my news from demons. Non-demon (I guess) Marc Berman thinks Randolph's onto something, though. Update: Berman has since deleted a tweet that said the following: "Robert Randolph's tweet looks right.
#Knicks closing in on Steve Nash in sign and trade with Phoenix."
- If the Nash thing doesn't happen, Alan Hahn thinks the Knicks are prepared to offer Jason Kidd their mini-MLE.
- Shawne Williams might also be a thing.
That's what's up right now! I really want to go outside, but it feels like something's about to happen.
Update: Marc Stein seconds the notion of an Iman Shumpert-based package. Guh. Doesn't mean it's actually happening, but still...guh.