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February 17, 2015 Updates

I think they are keeping a hole card, just in case. I expect Greg Smith to be waived to make room for Stoudemire. So Bernard James can stay in the open roster spot that he now occupies. If Jermaine O'Neal decides to jump into action, the Mavericks could make room via Ricky Ledo. I agree with you that you simply cannot have enough big men in the Western Conference. If you run into the Clippers, Grizzlies or Blazers in an early round, you're going to need that extra bulk. And those six extra fouls. I'm not a Larry Sanders fan at all. Kanter would cost too much and really, after that you're talking about guys that would not be heavy lifters. Jermaine, if he's fully committed and in basketball shape, would be a palatable option. Dallas Morning News

February 16, 2015 Updates

Marc Stein: Sources close to situation confirm @Shams Charania report and say Mavs hope to formally complete Stoudemire signing Thursday. Stoudemire will most certainly clear waivers Wednesday and, barring any late snags, could be in a Mavs uniform as soon as Thursday at OKC Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

According to sources, Dallas owner Mark Cuban is gaga over Stoudemire’s potential to beef up the Dallas frontcourt that is lacking depth after backup center Brandan Wright was traded in the Rajon Rondo deal. New York Post

"I feel truly blessed to have been able to play for the incredible New York fans, Mr. Dolan, my coaches, teammates and the entire Knicks organization for the past five years. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to contribute positively on the court and in the community. Although I leave the Knicks with a heavy heart, I wish the organization the best of luck. Once a Knick always a Knick,” Stoudemire said. NBA.com

“Everyone here at the Knicks organization appreciates the contribution Amar’e has made to the team and the entire City of New York over the past five seasons. We have developed a relationship that has translated into a long-term friendship, and it will continue through the remainder of his NBA career, and beyond,” Knicks General Manager Steve Mills said. NBA.com

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