Steve Nash doesn't have a favorite contender to sign with as free agency begins, but he can envision himself leaving the Suns.

The Suns, Raptors, Mavericks, Knicks and Mavericks are the favorites to sign him.

"I couldn't list a favorite," Nash said.

"But I do know that for the first time I realize that it might not be Phoenix. I would have said even in the middle of (last) season or last year that I would have thought I probably would have stayed in Phoenix forever. But it's come to a point now where I'm facing the reality that's not (the case)."

Nash says he senses Suns officials are ready to rebuild without him.

"I don't necessarily feel like it's a home run anymore," Nash said of re-signing with the Suns. "I don't necessarily feel like they're determined to keep me. I think there's a lot of factors. So, one, I'm not sure they're determined to keep me, (and) two, there's other opportunities that are exciting. So I think I have to be open-minded ... but at the same time be able to forecast where I'll be most successful and happiest."