One option Dallas pursued?
Sources said as recently as late June — when Nash played in longtime teammate Dirk Nowitzki‘s annual charity baseball game — the Dallas Mavericks were still hoping to lobby Nash to consider unretiring and reuniting with Nowitzki as a spot-duty point guard for the coming season.
The Cavaliers also expressed interest in Nash if he took a buyout from the Lakers last season, but but by the time Los Angeles waived him, it was too late for him to join a playoff roster. Not that he would have, anyway. Nash is done, and he knows it. That’s why he’s reportedly taking a player-development job with the Warriors.
It would’ve been cool to see Nash and Dirk Nowitzki to play together again, but nostalgia is a poor reason to sign a player. Dallas is better off with Deron Williams, another past-his-prime, but better, point guard.
When Williams is – by far – the younger and healthier player in the comparison, that says something about Nash.