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Report: Amare Stoudemire, New York Knicks have framework of a deal set

Jul 2, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for Stoudemire_walk.jpgThe New York Knicks have offered Amare Stoudemire a five-year, max contract deal that he may well accept.

The framework of the deal is in place but the details still need to be hammered out, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Still, that could happen by the end of the day.

The move could reunite Stoudemire and coach Mike D’Antoni and his seven-seconds-or-less offense. Stoudemire flourished in that offense (when Steve Nash was feeding him the ball) but the two clashed at times. There were rumors both Stoudemire and D’Antoni did not really want to work together again, although publicly it was all puppy dogs and rainbows and love between the two.

This comes after Stoudemire turned down the last offer from the Suns — three years max with the fourth and fifth years guaranteed based on minutes played in the previous years.

The Knicks had wanted to use a signing like Stoudemire to help pitch LeBron James yesterday as a place that he could win on the court, not just make a lot of money. Because in reality, those two things are tied together.

  1. Chris D. - Jul 2, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Bye bye Randy…..ooops, I mean Amare. Good luck in the Big Apple.

  2. suki - Jul 2, 2010 at 8:16 PM

    @Ben T, you’re right about Amare just not showing up. I’m surprised there weren’t more comments in the media about him not showing up to play for 2 of the Lakers games. Both feet flat on the ground the entire games with a blank look on his face. And he thinks he’s a max player, that’s what gets me.
    Yep, once he’s separated from Nash he won’t be half the player he was. Nash doesn’t get enough credit for making other players on his team look better than they are.

  3. Anonymous - Jul 2, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    Amare, like David Lee is a power forward. I don’t know how well they’ll fit together. I agree that Amare is not worth a max contract because he doesn’t have a Nash to run with and get him the ball, and because he’s not the player he was before the injury.
    As a Bulls fan, I’m completely happy with Amare signing with the Knicks because it means they’re still not a threat to us if he’s their best player. And with that contract, they’re saying he is.

  4. Ernest P - Jul 3, 2010 at 7:01 AM

    Keep Lee an his double double, Save the money an keep dumping, the garbage we still have on the team. Were is it written that we have to put another Brand name on the bench. Please, as fan my time is running out. We’re running a rehap for broken down players. Stay focus. We need young,quick, talented players.And someone that could bring the best out of them. And let them know if they earn it maybe we could some day pay them the money they have earned. Let’s not get caught up in all the hype. Most guys are staying put. Let’s find the diamond in the rough.Save the future!

  5. terry - Jul 3, 2010 at 7:11 AM

    If this is true the nix blew it again, which is good. I like consistency.
    IMO Wade’s being a spy for Riley doesn’t compute. If he decided for the Bulls it would break the dam. Wade is a closer – the guy who says “give me the ball and get out of the way” when the game is on the line. Forget the ‘Jordan’s legacy, Jordan’s footsteps’ routine – look at Boston and L.A. If Wade goes to the Bulls he would definitely bring someone else with him, and it doesn’t have to be James – James has too much baggage, has NEVER won and is not worth the money. Lee would be good.
    Remember – Of ALL these names Wade is the ONLY one with a ring, and it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that ring. Remember too how he did it 4 years ago – he just flat out took over. You can’t teach that.
    The Bulls should sign Wade and wait for the phone to ring.

  6. Jeff - Jul 6, 2010 at 4:08 AM

    getting back at the amar’e is that good issue. without nash, he’s no less than a regular PF that can shoot,but not shoot well anymore. no more pocket passes, perfect pick and roll and even spacing the floor from the the other 4 players that shoos 40% and more from beyond the arc. clearly, amar’e was on his prime coz the PHX offense/players complimented on his capabilities.
    btw, the PHX mgt. sux bigtime.

  7. cbrent - Jul 22, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    Enter to win a free PS3 signed by Amare

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