Stoudemire to discuss buy-out with Knicks over All-Star break…
The Phoenix Suns have emerged as the favourites to sign Amar’e Stoudemire should he complete a contract buy-out with the New York Knicks, says Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post.
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Stoudemire will discuss the idea of a contract buy-out with the Knicks over the All-Star break and it is clear from the early speculation that he will not be short of suitors.
The Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors have already been linked with a move as they look to add talent and depth to their respective rosters ahead of a championship push in the post-season.
According to Schultz the Suns have now been added to the list too.
Amar’e Stoudemire buyout depends on how much money he wants to give up, but #Suns are likely front-runners/serious contenders if it happens.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) February 10, 2015
However, the biggest issue for the Suns is that their roster is currently full with 15 players, and so before they can even start thinking about negotiations with Stoudemire, they need to offload a player first.
While all of their players are too valuable to merely just waive, Miles Plumlee has reportedly been placed on the trade block ahead of the deadline on February 19.
With Alex Len injured, Stoudemire would be a welcome addition to the Suns team given that their up-tempo attack can bring out the best in him in the post.
In addition, it would also see the 32-year-old return to Phoenix where he began his career and spent eight seasons, during which he essentially made his name before moving to the Knicks which has ultimately turned out to be a failure to an extent.