SN: Gretz is my hero, so I wouldn't want to put myself in that category. I don't romanticize what I do. But you do see ahead. When you're a young player, you're in a hurry. As you get more experience, you think time is on your side even in moments when most people might feel rushed.
Do you agree with Charles Barkley that Kentucky might beat the Charlotte Bobcats?
SN: I got the Bobcats. I think Kentucky probably has more talent. But the guys are young. Their bodies are young. Those guys are kids. There are some men on the Bobcats. If [the] Kentucky [guys] all played until they were seniors, it would probably be interesting.
Do you think the Suns came close to moving you at the trade deadline?
SN: I don't think they got close. Being a free agent this summer will be more interesting than the trade deadline.
How important is winning when you make your decision about a team?
SN: I definitely want to win. I'm not going to come back to the Suns if they're not ambitious about upgrading the roster. I think they are. But I want to consider all my options.
What if LeBron said, Let's make a run at a title?
SN: I'd listen. He's phenomenal, and I love what they're doing there. A lot of people don't like them because they put all that talent together, but they're professional, they play hard and they play together.
You had success at Santa Clara, but some NBA scouts doubted you. Would it be different if you were coming out of college now?