In 2010 Amar'e Stoudemire chose to leave the Phoenix Suns to sign as a free-agent with the New York Knicks. Now, the All-Star power forward wants former teammate Steve Nash to do the same, according to the New York Daily News.
“Everyone knows that Steve loves New York and that New York loves Steve,” Stoudemire told The Daily News. “I love Steve. It would be great to have him here next year.”
Stoudemire and Nash played together for six seasons in Phoenix. During that time Nash earned two NBA Most Valuable Player awards, but never won a championship. The 38-year-old veteran is set to become a free agent July 1, but has not made any announcement on what his future plans may be.
The Knicks were recently eliminated from the Eastern Conference Playoffs after losing to the Miami Heat in the opening round. Despite multiple injuries to their best players, the team managed to gut out a 36-30 record in a shortened season.