Steve Nash Rumors: Phoenix Suns Could Target Goran Dragic If Nash Leaves Via Free Agency

The Phoenix Suns need a point guard this offseason, and they'll address that problem in one of two ways.

  1. They'll resign Steve Nash to a deal that should probably keep him in Phoenix for the rest of his career.
  2. They'll find a replacement for Nash in free agency among the many solid options out there.

If Nash goes though, they might have a tailor-made replacement ready to assume his role. In fact, one such player will be available who has already spent plenty of time backing up Nash as a former Phoenix Sun. Sean Deveney of the Sporting News has more on the possibility of Goran Dragic returning to Phoenix as the new starter.

Assuming that is not Houston, a source told Sporting News, Dragic could wind up in a familiar surrounding anyway—back in Phoenix. Should the Suns lose Nash in free agency, Phoenix is expected to make a push to re-sign Dragic and give him the reins in coach Alvin Gentry’s offense. That would suit Dragic.

"I learned a lot in Phoenix, I had a very good time there," he said. "I don’t know what is going to happen, but that is an organization I know, obviously, and they helped me a lot."

Dragic averaged around seven points and three assists per game with Phoenix before finally getting a chance to start with Houston after Kyle Lowry got injured.

Talk about the possibility of Dragic replacing Nash with Suns fans over at Bright Side of the Sun. Discuss the idea of Dragic leaving Houston with Rockets fans at The Dream Shake.

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