Posted on: February 18, 2010 8:53 am
Edited on: February 18, 2010 8:54 am
By Marc J. Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports
With the Cleveland Cavaliers no longer an option for Amar’e Stoudemire, the Phoenix Suns are prepared to keep their All-Star forward through Thursday’s trade deadline, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Unless a trade materializes before Thursday afternoon, Stoudemire very well could spend the rest of the season in Phoenix.
“I think it’s 50-50 at best with Cleveland out of it,” said Stoudemire’s agent, Happy Walters.
The Suns weren’t enamored with the Cavs’ offer for Stoudemire – Zydrunas Ilgauskas, J.J. Hickson, Danny Green and a first-round pick – which spurred Cleveland to instead acquire Antawn Jamison from the Washington Wizards for a much smaller package.
The Miami Heat have continued to express interest in Stoudemire, and have offered Udonis Haslem, Quentin Richardson, Daequan Cook and a first-round pick.
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Posted on: February 14, 2010 3:03 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2010 1:10 pm
By Brian Windhorst, The Plain Dealer
Right now, multiple sources have said, the Cavs are still working hard to assemble three-team trades. They have been in direct talks with the Phoenix Suns about Amare Stoudemire, the Indiana Pacers about Troy Murphy and the Washington Wizards about Antawn Jamison.
But they also are involving the Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers in trying to set things up. In recent weeks the Cavs have also had expanded talks with the Chicago Bulls about making them a partner. If that seems like a wide net, it is supposed to be.
There's often such expansive talks at this time as teams attempt to satisfy numerous needs with bigger deals. Usually, though, if anything gets done it is just between two teams. General Manager Danny Ferry did pull off a three-team deal at the deadline two years ago, however.
Sources have indicated the Cavs have gotten "pretty far down the tracks" in talking to the Suns about Stoudemire. It has even gotten to the point that the sides have discussed small details like payment schedules and salary reimbursement options. At this time of year, because many contracts are pro-rated differently, there are such things to work out in a trade.
Posted on: January 27, 2010 10:27 am
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports : Another intriguing suitor could emerge in the bidding for Phoenix Suns star Amar’e Stoudemire: the San Antonio Spurs.
Multiple league sources say the Spurs’ front office has researched and debated pursuing Stoudemire to play alongside Tim Duncan.
There are questions for the Spurs to answer: Would they be willing to part with the personnel – including possibly Manu Ginobili – to make a deal happen?
“They know they’ve got to do something,” says a source familiar with the front office’s thinking. “They feel like they’ve got to at least look at this … and they are.”
Posted on: January 26, 2010 1:12 pm
By Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun Sentinel : The Miami Heat is among several teams mulling a possible bid for Amare Stoudemire, according to a source familiar with the situation.
The Phoenix Suns, according to numerous media outlets, have been listening to overtures regarding the veteran power forward, amid concern by the team that he might depart without compensation next summer as a free agent.
While the Heat is doing its due diligence, several other teams have gone as far as to see whether Stoudemire would be amenable to an extension if he is acquired before the Feb. 18 trading deadline.
The Heat likely would take a different approach. If anything, Stoudemire's $17.7 million option for next season could get in the way of a possible deal, since the invoking of such a 2010-11 option by Stoudemire would take the Heat out of the premium level of 2010 free agency if guard Dwyane Wade re-signs in July.
For the Heat, which likely would have to part with forward Michael Beasley in such a deal, a move for Stoudemire essentially would be a move away from the hope of a potential signing of the Toronto Raptors' Chris Bosh or Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James next summer.
Posted on: January 25, 2010 12:56 pm
By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports : After recent discussions with Amar’e Stoudemire’s agent that didn’t appear to destine a contract extension, the Phoenix Suns have increased their efforts to trade the All-Star forward, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Sunday night.
League executives say the Suns have become more active initiating talks over the past few days, and believe the franchise will take the best offer for Stoudemire before the Feb. 18 trade deadline. The Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets and Detroit Pistons are among multiple teams that have a strong interest in Stoudemire, sources say. The Arizona Republic reported Sunday night that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have also inquired about Stoudemire.
Suns general manager Steve Kerr met with Stoudemire’s agent, Happy Walters, on Thursday, and league sources say there was little sense an agreement could be reached before the trade deadline. With Stoudemire able to opt out of the final $17.7 million season of his contract, the Suns don’t want to risk losing him for nothing in free agency this summer.