Amare Stoudemire RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Jared Zwerling: Source: With DJ leaving, more intrigue between Clippers and Amar’e Stoudemire, providing big-man support. Amar’e and Chris Paul are close.: 8 more rumors
Chris Broussard: With @DeAndre Jordan leaving, 1 player LAC will try to get is @Amare Stoudemire. But with only vets minimum to offer, chances he accepts r SLIM: 8 more rumors
Jared Zwerling: Source: Mutual interest between Amar’e Stoudemire and Clippers, Lakers, Mavericks, Spurs and Suns.: 8 more rumors
The Clippers’ alternatives if Jordan signs elsewhere do not appear to be enticing. The team has reached out to the representatives of Amare Stoudemire, the veteran power forward-center who would be interested in the Clippers if Jordan departed but not as a backup to Jordan and Griffin, according to one person close to Stoudemire.
Chris Broussard: Add Lakers to list of Houston, Dallas, Clippers, Phoenix being those who’ve registered interest in @Amare Stoudemire as back-up big, sources say: 8 more rumors
There’s one front row fixture at Paris Fashion Week that you never want to sit behind: Amar’e Stoudemire. He’s 6′ 10″ and has a penchant for big hats. He’s also a six-time NBA All-Star and a fashion fanatic with a keen eye and the ability to add just the right amount of American swagger to the high-end designer ensembles he collects. That’s why we asked him to share his personal photos and unique reviews of some recent Paris runway shows with us. It just made sense. When you’re that tall and famous, you’ve always got the best seat in the house. On Rick Owens: “Owens was one of the most interesting shows of the week—simply remarkable. His inspiration was the military M-65 field jacket. The fabric he uses for his shirts are light and I personally love his easy-to-wear clothing. Not to mention the shoes. They look like some sort of boot-sandal combination. Love them. His show was the most interesting because one of the models pulled out a sign that wasn’t planned. It read “Please Kill Angela Merkel Not.” I was so surprised. That was the talk of the show.”
And after another first-round exit, he now hopes to sign where he can compete for a championship, placing a desire to play for a contender at the top of his priority list this summer. “I’m already paid in full,” Stoudemire proclaimed while looking ahead to his pending free agency. “Money is great to have, but it’s not what I’m searching for at this point. One is the opportunity to win. I think that’s the main ingredient. Two is being able to perform at a high level and be in a position where I can display my skills. My goal is to graduate from the NBA at a high level. That’s my ultimate plan. I think those are the two most important things at this point. And a city where my family can actually dwell and enjoy school is important, too.”
Still, Stoudemire says he could certainly see a possible return to the Mavs on the horizon after he hits the open market on July 1. “There was a lot at stake this season. I’m sure there’s going to be another round of free agency happening again, as it was in 2010. I’ll make my rounds and see what teams are saying, but I think Dallas is a place where I feel comfortable here. I have a chance to have great success here with this franchise. We’ll see,” Stoudemire explained.
On the other side of the spectum, we have Atlanta. The Hawks’ four All-Stars (Al Horford, Paul Millsap, Jeff Teague and Kyle Korver) combined for $35,753,521 in salaries in 2014-15, which is way less than Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire alone made in New York. Each win cost Atlanta less than $1 million. No other team in the NBA can say that, even though Golden State came close
Sam Smith: Rose on his improved regimen: “Taking care of your body; nothing crazy like rumors you hear about like getting in wine or anything.”
Walsh signed Amar’e Stoudemire, who was damaged goods, to a max contract after his top four free-agent choices — James, Joe Johnson, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh — all rejected the Knicks. “That’s one of the most misunderstood things in the NBA, to be honest with you, that you can talk a veteran NBA player into coming to a city just by sitting down with him, talking to him and offering him the most money,” Walsh said on SiriusXM radio. “These guys know what they want to do. They have their own agendas, and they know whether they want to go to New York or they don’t want to go to New York. And there are a lot that want to go to New York, so it isn’t like there aren’t people out there.
The Mavs will probably offer Stoudemire a significant piece of their midlevel exception. Stoudemire, who says he can “compete at a high level for years to come,” will likely request a multiyear deal. But there will be plenty of time this summer to have those kinds of conversations. And, as much urgency as he feels to contend for a title now, Stoudemire is certain he has plenty of time left in his career.
“This isn’t it for me, for sure,” Stoudemire said. “There’s a lot of basketball left. There’s a lot of high-level basketball left in me. I feel competitive. I have faith in my body, what I can do on a basketball court on a consistent basis.
Ben Golliver: Video: NBA fines Mavericks’ Amar’e Stoudemire $15,000 for verbally abusing referee Scott Foster during ejection youtu.be/3afsYWDgD5A
This likely will not be the worst season for games missed by stars, either. That distinction belongs to 2012-13, when the following players all missed 29 games or more: Rose, Nash, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Grant Hill, Rajon Rondo, Amar’e Stoudemire, Chauncey Billups, Kevin Love, Brandon Roy and Andrew Bynum.
Stoudemire will not accept a lack of competitiveness from the Mavs, however. “We didn’t come out with the aggressiveness or determination or focus that we needed,” said Stoudemire, who had 15 points and three rebounds in 20 minutes during Tuesday’s loss. “We didn’t compete. We’re not playing like champions, and they took advantage of that.
Amar’e Stoudemire, disgusted and disappointed after the Mavericks’ most lopsided loss of the season, delivered a stern message to his new teammates Tuesday night. “I came here to win, and we’re [4 ½] games out of being out of the playoffs, which is unacceptable,” Stoudemire said after the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 127-94 win over the Mavs at the American Airlines Center. “This is something we can’t accept. We’ve got to find a way to refocus. We’ve got to key into the details of the game of basketball. “We can’t cheat the game. We can’t screw around in games and practices and joke around all the time and figure we’re going to win games. This is the pros. It’s the highest level of basketball. We’ve got to act that way.”
As it turns out, Dolan saved a lot of gold in his buyout of Stoudemire during the All-Star break — a whopping $6.25 million on his payroll, according to NBA sources. According to sources familiar with the agreement, Stoudemire gave up $2.5 million in his settlement with the Knicks. Add in the $3.75 million in luxury tax on that $2.5 million and Dolan’s savings is huge for excusing Stoudemire from playing out the string with the league-worst Knicks. (The Knicks are in the tax bracket in which they pay 1.5 percent for every dollar over the luxury-tax threshold).