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Goodbye Amar'e – Suns agree to terms with Hakim Warrick

Jul 2, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT

Warrick.jpgAfter a final offer to Amar’e Stoudemire was rejected — the two sides could not agree on guaranteed years — the Suns turned their affection to Hakim Warrick.

And it was a quick romance, the two sides have agreed to a four-year, $18 million deal, according to Marc Spears at Yahoo.

Warrick is a nice power forward to bring off the bench — pretty good shooter (49 percent for his career) who can get to the line and is decent on the boards. He’s the kind of athletic big man who fits well in the Suns system. It’s a nice pickup, and considering Darko got $20 million it’s a fair price.

But Warrick is no Stoudemire. Make no mistake, this is a step back for the Suns. And Steve Nash can’t be happy right now.

  1. mitch owen - Jul 2, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    i dont like this one bit i knew this was gonna happen the suns would lowball amare and sign a free agent nobody i am extremely pissed about this crap i mean i know sarver is cheap and i dont see him goin after someone big that can actually help us dont get me wrong i love steve and grant the other three in the starting 5 is gonna be frye j rich and lopez i say 45 wins max

  2. Kyle - Jul 2, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    @Mitch
    Amare wanted out. The Suns offered him the Max for 5 years. How is that lowballing?

  3. Josh - Jul 7, 2010 at 11:40 AM

    @Kyle
    Suns offered him 90 mil. not the max, but Amare did not deserve the max so I applaud Sarver for that. I also Boo Sarver for this move to get Warrick, Why not go for Boozer or Dirk? Replace the Big Name with another.

  4. Dada - Jul 7, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    They didnt offer him 5 years. I believe it was like four only, maybe three for sure, and an option for the club to pick up the 4th year

  5. Flawless - Jul 7, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    Hakim Warrick is a gifted and very talented basketball player. Nobody has heard of him because he has been forced to come off the bench almost his entire career. When he did start, he averaged something like 20+ pts a game with 8+ rebounds, and those numbers were on an offense not suited for his abilities.
    With the Suns mobile offense and fast transition paces, Hakim Warrick will shine. Not to mention he knows how to defend in the zone defense we employ, and he has been playing the two man game since college with Carmelo Anthony and McNamara of Syracuse…. their championship year.

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