With only two carryovers (Amare Stoudemire & Leandro Barbosa) from a Suns team two years ago that won 61 games, Steve Nash feels like Rip Van Winkle. Sure he’s still wearing a uniform that says Phoenix on it, but seemingly overnight the culture and team that America (and Nash) had grown to love is gone.
“I feel like I’ve been traded,” Nash said, chuckling. “I feel like I’m on a different team because everything’s changed so much around here. We have a lot of differences now after quite a bit of stability but change can really be positive. Amidst that recent chaos could come strong order. We’re all optimistic but it’s a strange point with Mike coming and all the changes.”
The Mike that Nash is talking about is Mike D’Antoni, as he and the New York Knicks take on the Suns at the US Airways Center tonight. If the Knicks win, a feat that is entirely possible this evening, look for Nash’s tone and demeanor to become a lot more hostile.
Do you feel for Nash? How far can the Suns go with their new roster?
Source: The Arizona Republic