HoopsHype Amare Stoudemire rumors


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

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony barely had any time to decompress after a busy All-Star Weekend before he was thrust back into reality with the news that his teammate and friend Amar'e Stoudemire agreed to a buyout with the team and became a free agent. "My reaction when I first heard [about the buyout], which was maybe ten minutes ago, it was hard for me to believe, I thought they were lying about it," Anthony said after scoring 14 points to go with 7 rebounds for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star Game. "Knowing that I'm losing a friend, a teammate, a guy who I wanted to come to the city and play with. One of the main reasons why I'm a New York Knick today was because of him. To see him leave, to see the situation and where he's at right now, I know what he wants, and you have to respect that. As an athlete, as a competitor you only want the best for your friends." Newark Star-Ledger

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