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The New York Knicks continue to pursue free-agent point guard Steve Nash, offering a sign-and-trade package headlined by young guard Iman Shumpert, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein.Shumpert has always had to be part of any sign and trade from what I've always heard and understood. When you read reports like this it's clear that Nash isn't ready to turn his back on NY just yet it would seem. Also, a deal with the Suns makes the most sense for both Nash and Phoenix in terms of the best way to end the relationship. If Shumpert is part of the deal, would the Knicks expect another player along with Nash? Hard to see Phoenix complying, but will have to wait and see.
The Knicks are still in the running to re-sign Jeremy Lin, but the restricted free agent is also exploring other options.
The 37-year-old Nash averaged 12.5 points and 10.7 assists last season for the Suns. He is also being courted by the Mavericks, among others.