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Steve Nash Rumors: New York Knicks Need To Win Arbitration Case To Get In Running

It's no secret the New York Knicks covet free agent Steve Nash. Amare Stoudemire has lobbied for his former teammate to join him in the Big Apple. The Knicks need point guard depth if they plan on staying competitive. Nash is certainly the guy who can help players fit and make the offense move better as compared to last season.

However, their ability to sign Nash could very well be dependent on their ruling in the arbitration case regarding Jeremy Lin and his Bird Rights. If he doesn't win it, the Knicks will have very little money to spend on singing Nash. Marc Berman of the New York Post has more on the situation.

If the union wins, the Knicks will have their $5 million exception to go after more prominent backcourt players such as point guard Steve Nash or Boston shooting guard Ray Allen. Without a win, the Knicks could be resigned to using their $1.4 million veteran minimum exceptions on lower-tier point guards such as veteran Derek Fisher.

Nash would probably be interested if the exception was available, because otherwise the Knicks would have only about $1.4 million veteran exceptions to use, which Nash would be highly disinclined to accept. You'd imagine that he'd need at least the $5 million exception to agree to this deal.

Talk about the possibility of Nash being a Knick over at Posting and Toasting. Discuss Nash with Suns fans over at Bright Side of the Sun.

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