Add Steve Nash to the list of stars willing to play in Europe or China during the NBA lockout. Nash and agent Bill Duffy told Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic that if it looks as if the 2011-12 NBA season will be canceled, the 37-year-old Phoenix Suns point guard and two-time NBA MVP will consider signing a deal in one of the European league or the Chinese Basketball Association.
Duffy boosts the CBA possibilities; that league's season doesn't begin until January, when the fate of the full NBA season will be better known. Chinese teams also more readily embrace "rentals" as opposed to Europe, where teams are built like the best NBA squads. One star of NBA caliber could make a huge difference in the CBA because of the overall talent level.
Nash was born in South Africa and raised in Canada. He has three children with his Paraguayan ex-wife, Coro notes in assessing Nash's comfort with the international. His current shoe deal is with Chinese label Lu You.