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Report: Knicks, Amare Stoudemire have agreed to terms. Finally.

Jul 5, 2010, 8:32 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for stoudemire_dunk.jpgUPDATE 8:32 pm: Amare Stoudemire tweeted this tonight:

I want to say thanks to all my SUNS Fans. Thanks to my PHX SUNS teammates, an the Coaches. I love you guys, sorry It didn’t work out. Gone!

5:43 pm: Amare Stoudemire now gets to live up to the fun of being the Knicks big off-season signing. And he seems ready for it, based on what he said at a press conference tonight (via Alan Hahn’s twitter account):

Amar’e puts on Knicks hat and says “Yeah, the Knicks are back!”

Several sources — Newsday’s Hahn was first with other reports confirming quickly — say that the Knicks and Amare Stoudemire have reached a deal.

It was pretty clear this was going well when Stoudemire’s image was on the Madison Garden Marque, in a Knicks uniform, including it saying “STAT City.”

But before everyone agreed the lawyers got to earn some extra money. Amare Stoudemire and the Knicks had the framework of a five-year, $100 million deal in place when they walked in the room together this afternoon. But the Knicks made a more formal presentation to the guy they already had sewn up, and then started working the details. All while the lawyers are on the clock.

We also all know there are a lot of questions. After the All-Star break last year Stoudemire was as good a player as there was in the league, but he still has had microfracture surgery on a knee and had major eye issues in the past. There’s also the question of if he can carry a team, if he can be the same guy when Steve Nash isn’t feeding him the ball. And how will he handle all that in the New York marketplace?

Still, the Knicks got one of the game’s elite power forwards. That is a good place to start rebuilding. Now we have to see who else this influences to come to NYC.

  1. Anonymous - Jul 5, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    go to college, or elementary school.

  2. Articuno - Jul 5, 2010 at 9:55 PM

    Your a retard

  3. Yell-Yell - Jul 5, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    There he is in all his toothy glory!!
    We get to see many athletes with their mouths open as wide as they can get them. I don’t know why. Does anybody know why?

  4. BBrady - Jul 5, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    LMAO … Who’s this chucker!??!?!

  5. phx 66 - Jul 5, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    Goodbye Amare. As a Suns fan I hate to see you go but in the long run it will make the Suns stronger. You couldn’t/wouldn’t play defense and your rebounding skill is nonexistant.

  6. dstudde - Jul 5, 2010 at 11:01 PM

    You’re comparing Stat to Eddie Curry?

  7. d edwards - Jul 5, 2010 at 11:07 PM

    Who the hell are you to call someones mother Crazy
    It takes one to call one crazy Shame on you!

  8. $ Money - Jul 8, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    O shut up u idiot

  9. Anonymous - Aug 11, 2010 at 12:12 AM

    As a Knick fan i loved D. Lee but at least we got a few good role players, and the main attraction we got is a 21 yr old A. Randolph. This 21 year old has made mistakes but he is young, and we got role players to fill every need with the absence of Lee. Knick fans will miss u Lee.

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