Sam Smith is an NBA writer in Chicago, and his work can be found on He often writes about all NBA-related news and notes though, and on Monday, he wrote something that might send Raptors followers into the sports fan’s equivalent of an orgasm, given that we’ve already dealt with Jonas Valanciunas’ birthday, David Aldridge praising us and DeMar DeRozan being included on the U.S. select team all within the last day-and-a-half.

Towards the bottom of his latest column, Smith notes that Steve Nash is expected to move on after the Suns make a “limited offer.” Where it gets insanely interesting for us in Canada is:

Many believe Nash instead of chasing a title with a contender for a lesser salary will go back to Canada and the Raptors for a three-year deal and help bring their young players along.

(Shout out to @CanBallReport for making me aware of this via my twitter timeline)

I have no idea how connected Sam Smith is, how much of this is opinion, how much of this is insider knowledge or who exactly comprises this “many” that he alludes to. And of course, it’s one paragraph in one column written by one writer, but he’s a writer within’s branch of websites, and he specifically threw out “three years,” which is intriguing.

It’s 1:30 in the morning right now, so I’ll come back to break down my thoughts on whether this would actually be a good move basketball wise sometime later on Tuesday. Hopefully by then, we’ll have seen a little more about this report and will know how legit it is.

Until then, enjoy your Canadian wet dreams.