The Raptors have gone down swinging in the chase for Steve Nash.

Late in a day where Nash seemed destined to become a member of the New York Knicks, the Los Angeles Lakers swooped in and agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Phoenix Suns for the Canadian hoops icon.

Phoenix radio host John Gambadoro broke the news and it was quickly confirmed by Suns beat writer Paul Coro who said the team would be getting 2013 and 2015 first-round picks and 2013 and 2015 second-round selections from its divisional rival.