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Amare's Time in The Sun Needs to Be Done

Posted on: January 24, 2010 8:12 pm
I am a big Amare Stoudemire fan. 

I love the ability he possesses, even if he has lost some of the explosiveness.  I love the fact that he continues to develop as a post player, expanding his range from the floor.

Heck, he even seems to be making an effort to become a better rebounder.

Now for the reality. 

He is not a max deal player.  He will not be worth the $18-20 million a year he will be looking for.

He is still lazy on defense, and even though he is making strides, he still gets out done on the glass by people smaller and with less strength and quickness than him.

He is not a center piece of a championship team.

He needs to realize he needs to be the Robin to someone's Batman.

So what do the Suns do, and what are some of the options out there?  Glad you asked.

The one that I am most intrigued with is the whispers coming out of Houston.

Apparently the Rockets are interested in Amare and would be willing to make a deal centering around Shane Battier and Carl Landry.

Those players alone would not be enough to get Amare, not because of the talent, but because the salaries would not match up.

So the Rockets would have to include someone like a Luis Scola.  Would the Rockets really want to give up two post players and one of the best individual defenders in the NBA for an All-Star and great offensive player, but someone who will not give you 100% on the defensive end and the boards every night?

Also, I am sure the Suns would like to get Jason Richardson's contract off the books.  The way the Suns trainers seem to provide NBA players with a fountain of youth, would the Suns make and offer for Tracy McGrady?

Something along the lines of McGrady, Landry and Battier for Stoudemire and Richardson?

I am not sure of the market out there, but apparently the Bulls, Nets, and Heat are also interested in the services of Amare. 

Hopefully the Suns are able to get something for Amare, because I do not see him in a Suns uniform next year and I I don't see the Suns as a championship contender with Amare Stoudemire as the centerpiece of this franchise.

Any way you slice it, Amare Stoudemire should be in another uniform come February, and the Suns franchise will be better for it.
Category: NBA
Tags: Suns

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2010 11:38 pm

Amare's Time in The Sun Needs to Be Done

I would love to deal with the HeatMiami would be interested, or at least I'd think. Every game that is played is ticking down D-Wade's Heat career, won or lost at this point doesn't matter, Dwyane Wade is not going to stay with this roster next year. Get you a guy like STAT and then things could get interesting.

Everyone knows this, time for Miami to go out and make a move. As for the Beasley and STAT comparison, I see it. Neither try on defense as much as they should, both have offensive talent that is undeniable.

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2010 1:35 am

Amare's Time in The Sun Needs to Be Done

Oh I agree that the Suns need to avoid any dealings with Cleveland...

The Suns need to find a deal that gets an big with some potential and an expiring contract...

I would love to deal with the Heat, but Beasley just reeks of Amare lite...

Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2010 9:16 pm

Amare's Time in The Sun Needs to Be Done

Careful what you wish for, man.  Rumor has it that Cleveland has showed the most interest.  If I'm the Suns, I'd avoid a deal with them at all costs.  They have no one (other than LeBron James, of course) that's worth the price of Amare.

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