brwi wrote:bhaw wrote:pfim wrote:Meh. Think Nash is fairly overrated by a lot of people, and Columbus probably got what they could. I mean, good player, not sure he's as good as his cap hit. Sucks for their PR, but they received a few decent pieces in return.
I think you could argue their PR would not be good if they kept Nash, as you would have a lot of fan saying "Why don't we trade this piece of trash who doesn't even want to play here?"
Pretty true. Nash showed what a low quality person he is when he got busted for being a complete liar and CBJ didn't have a lot of leverage once the fans turned on him(for good reason). The whole "I can't believe they are discussing trading ME!" after he had requested a trade ranks as pretty much a fan-killer.
Columbus got what they could and also unloaded a bad contract and a player who didn't want to be there to go along with the fact the fans/management didn't want him there either. Not a great haul but not bad either.
The whole Nash not wanting to play in Columbus is also why I'm not bought into him being a complete slug. If he WANTS to play in New York and has more motivation, he could be a bigger threat than people are making him out to be. That will remain to be seen, so I don't want a history lesson on his stats or who psychoanalyzed him via television in the Olympics. When you don't want to be there, you aren't going to put in your best effort day in and day out. He's just as likely to be a slug as he is to be a significantly better player than we have seen the last few years.