Steve Nash is one of the more popular NBA free agents; two MVPs and an impeccable reputation as a court leader with lovely numbers to back it up will do that. But he's also 38 years old with a history of back pain. That makes a report like the one Sam Amick of SI.com presented late Saturday a bit jaw-dropping.
Sources confirmed that the Raptors are likely to offer a deal that pays approximately $12 million annually, though it remains to be seen whether it is for three guaranteed years or two years with a team option in the third season.
So according to Amick, a spot-on reporter, Toronto is prepared to offer Nash $24 million to play through age 40, or $36 million to play through age 41. This for a team that has missed the postseason for three straight years and will be integrating two major rookies (Jonas Valanciunas and Terrence Ross).
That seems risky. Analysis!
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