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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. ESPN.com

“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. ESPN.com

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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). New York Post

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." ESPN.com

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. ESPN.com

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“It takes a little time, to be honest with you. It takes a lot of studying. It takes communication to be able to get things figured out. But I think for the most part we’ve been able to work hand in hand, be positive throughout the entire situation and it’s been working for us. I’ve always had a training camp and always had some time to figure out the system before the season started. This is my first time really going to a new system midseason. It’s taking time. I still haven’t found a place to live yet, still living out of a suitcase, but it’s working out for me,” Stoudemire said. ESPN.com

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But as far as his future goes, Stoudemire, 32, said that his career will continue as long as his body allows him to keep going. “There’s no timeframe,” Stoudemire said. “Depending on what my body tells me … I just listen to my body, and go from there.” New York Post

But after a series of injuries over the past few seasons have robbed him of a good chunk of the breathtaking athleticism and power that made him one of the most fearsome offensive forces in the league, Stoudemire said he has no regrets about how his tenure in New York turned out. “No, I don’t, actually,” Stoudemire said before the Nets’ 104-94 win over the Mavericks. “I can’t control how my body reacts to certain things. But, other than that, I have no regrets.” New York Post

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