Reports: Knicks Targeting Steve Nash, Jonny Flynn to Bolster Backcourt


Jun 19, 2011

Boosted by the signing of power forward Amar'e Stoudemire last summer and the trade for small forward Carmelo Anthony in February, the Knicks made their first playoff appearance since 2004.

Looking to build off their best season in seven years, the team is now in the hunt for a point guard this offseason. Rumors are swirling the team might be interested in trading for former MVP Steve Nash to team with Stoudemire and Anthony.

The trade would involve swapping Nash for Chauncey Billups and some younger players or future draft picks. Nash is 37 years old and has never won an NBA title, but a trade to New York could change that.

Should Phoenix decide not to trade Nash, another possibility for the Knicks is Timberwolves guard Jonny Flynn, who starred in the Empire State at Syracuse University. The Knicks have begun preliminary talks with Minnesota about a deal, which would likely include Toney Douglas heading to the Twin City. Flynn's future in Minnesota is in question after Spanish phenom Ricky Rubio announced his intention to play in the NBA next season. Rubio was the Timberwolves' first-round pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.

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