Free Agency 2012: Buckle Up

Mar 21, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash (13) drives around Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard (12) during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

Free agency has started this year, and it has started with a bang. How big? Well, it looks like Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash, the 38 year old two time MVP, got an offer to play with the Toronto Raptors for 3 years, at the rate of $12 million dollars a year. That is, well, a lot of money. It's also more money than Nash has ever previously made in a single NBA season. The Raptors are not the only team after him, the New York Knicks would love to have him there, and will pay him top dollar to do so. No word yet on if they have made a formal offer yet. Nash has also been linked to a number of other teams as well, including (hopefully only in passing) to the Miami Heat.

I can understand a two-time MVP getting a big contract. I also need to inform you that Omer Asik, the young Turkish Chicago Bull Bigman, was offered $8 million per. Really. Wow. And I'm not even going to BEGIN to explain the Dwight Howard thing. Yeesh . . .

Free agency is going to only get stranger in the next few days. We'll keep you all involved and up to date. It's going to be wild. And we're going to have to face this next off-season. So Jazz fans, we'll sit this one out. And hopefully learn from it.

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