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Updated May 13, 2012 - 5:50 pm

Raptors, Knicks players in Nash sweepstakes

While two-time MVP point guard Steve Nash hasn't ruled out re-signing with the Phoenix Suns, he's sure to garner quite a few free agent offers this summer.

One team that has been oft mentioned as a suitor for Nash has been the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors boast a young squad and have money to spend, which lends credence to the belief that Nash may opt to finish his career in his native Canada.

The Raptors are constantly going to be linked to Steve Nash because of Bryan Colangelo's link to Nash's Suns, which Colangelo was GM for.

Toronto isn't the only team considered to be strong players in the Nash sweepstakes. The New York Knicks also figure to make a concerted effort to land the 38-year-old guard. Although, if Nash has his sights set on a championship, both teams could be left out in the cold.

Toronto will be in direct competition with the Knicks for Steve Nash. But Nash is expected to look to sign with a bona fide contender, and the Knicks and Raptors don't fit that description.

Nash averaged 12.5 points, 10.7 assists and 3 rebounds per game in 2011.

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