But we would be STUPID.. Flat out THE DUMBEST ORGANIZATION EVER if we did that.
Nash is 38, Lin is 23. They are similar players, he is the heart of this team and he is making them the most talked about Sports team on the planet right now. We don't know how high Lin's ceiling is, where as Nash can only be going down and can't have more than 2 years of good play left.
Lin is everything you could possibly want in a starting NBA point guard
1) He is young
2) Is completely unselfish, pass first PG.. BUT has the ability to score tons of points when he has to
3) Strong, big 6'3'' 200 lbs body
4) incredible acceleration. He doesn't have nearly the top speed that the fastest NBA guards like Derrick Rose and John Wall have, but it doesn't matter because of how quickly he can go from zero to 60.
5) Average defender, unlike nash who is the Amar'e of point guards when it comes to that end of the floor... and he can come up with a lot of steals
Retaining Lin is this offseason's NUMBER 1 priority. Everything else must come second.
I don't see Dolan letting him go, I can't imagine it. Lin in one week has probably already brought him 10x the amount of money Carmelo has in an entire year