For one glorious day, the New York Knicks could close their eyes and imagine Steve Nash, the preeminent point guard of this era, taking the floor with Carmelo Anthony, Amar'e Stoudemire and Tyson Chandler on opening night of the N.B.A. season.(4)
Asked on Wednesday night about the possibility of becoming a New York Knick, the Phoenix Suns' All-Star point guard Nash sounded encouraging, saying he'd "definitely consider" signing with the Knicks.
But then Marc Berman reported Thursday that Nash doesn't consider the Knicks a real option.(1)
There's little question about the pecking order about the New York Mets rotation this season.
There's R.A. Dickey, the astonishing knuckleballer with the major league lead in every major pitching category. And there's Johan Santana, the Opening Day starter and author of a recent no-hitter. This is the 1-2 combination that's supposed to allow a cut-rate Mets roster to do something special this season.
The news broken by Howard Beck of The New York Times Monday night—that the N.B.A. players' union will bring a case before an arbitrator that could allow the Knicks to easily retain both Jeremy Lin and Steve Novak—has enormous ramifications for New York's offseason.