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Amare Stoudemire Wants Out of New York

Back in the summer of 2010, Amare Stoudemire took his talents to New York on a whooping 5-year, $100 million deal. Amare’s first few words after the signing were, “The Knicks are back”.

It didn’t ever pan out, and injuries have derailed the six time All-Stars career. Amare was actually an All-Star in his first season with the Knicks, he averaged 25.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. When Carmelo Anthony joined the Knicks, Stoudemire’s numbers took a big hit and the two never seemed to mesh together.

The 32-year old Stoudemire feels that he can still play four more years, but he wants to get his stock back up by signing with a contender once the Knicks buy him out in the coming few weeks.

Via Howard Beck of Bleacher Report:

The NBA trading season officially ends Feb. 19, after which the buyout season—sort of a second wave of free agency—will unofficially commence. And that will likely signal the end of Amar’e Stoudemire’s sadly ill-fated tour with the Knicks.

Stoudemire’s representatives are pushing for a buyout, and the Knicks seem inclined to grant it, according to sources. Having plunged into a rebuilding campaign, the Knicks have little use for an aging, sore-kneed former All-Star, and Stoudemire’s contract expires after the season. The Knicks have no interest in re-signing him this summer, preferring to use the salary-cap room to chase a younger star.

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