DALLAS -- If the Dallas Mavericks can't get Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams via free agency or a sign-and-trade, is Steve Nash Plan B?
General manager Donnie Nelson's body language acted like he wanted to answer that question, but he knows he'll hear from the NBA -- in terms of a $1 million fine. In fact, Nelson said:
"Believe me I would love to (tell you about Nash). But I can’t touch any of that.
"There’s a million reasons why I can’t touch that.''
After playing the 1996-'98 seasons with Phoenix, Nash played for the Mavs from 1998-2004 before he returned to the Suns. And even at age 38, Nash is still a productive player after averaging 12.5 points and 10.7 assists this past season.
Nash also remains very popular in Dallas judging by the big ovations he always receives when the Suns play at American Airlines Center.
While playing for the Mavs, Nash was an All-Star in 2003 and '04. He also was a six-time All-Star with Phoenix and was the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2005 and '06 while he played for the Suns.
-- Dwain Price
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