ABOVE: Is Steve Nash Toronto-bound? Rob Leth reports.
TORONTO – Three games into the Toronto Raptors’ 2013/2014 regular season, the rumour mill has already started spinning — with reports of the team possibly landing Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash before the trade deadline.
Alex Kennedy, NBA reporter at Hoopsworld.com, tweeted Sunday that multiple NBA sources said the Canadian native could be heading for Toronto.
Nash, 39, who is in his second year of a $27 million three-year contract, was sidelined with injuries for more than 30 games with the Lakers last season.
In the 2012 offseason, rumours were rampant the Raptors were in contention to acquire the two-time MVP before he signed a deal with Los Angeles.
So who would the Raptors offer up to land Nash?
According to the National Post, sources have said Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri has talked about moving small forward Rudy Gay.
Gay was acquired from the Memphis Grizzlies in January, along with the $37 million left on his contract.
Meanwhile, Bleacher Report‘s columnist David Murphy said Gay’s price tag is too hefty and the likes of shooting guard DeMar DeRozen might be a better fit.
The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 20.