Thursday, February 18th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  13 responses

Amar’e May Not Be Going Anywhere

Despite rampant speculation about his next destination, it’s looking more and more likely that Stoudemire could finish up the season in Phoenix: “One last time, Amar’e Stoudemire sat before a locker after a game and talked more about his status than how well he played or how the Suns got the result that they did. Stoudemire still had not heard a peep from management at the time. But before heading for the team bus after Wednesday night’s loss at Dallas, Stoudemire was pulled into a coaches’ office by Suns Managing Partner Robert Sarver for a brief closed-door meeting, a talk that was believed to be held to tell him that he likely will remain a Sun once the 1 p.m. trade deadline passes today. ‘It doesn’t bother me,’ Stoudemire said once again of the trade rumors, speculation, reports and even fan taunting (one Dallas fan announced to him that he had been traded during the fourth quarter Wednesday). ‘For one, I think there are teams out there that respect my hard work and my perseverance to come back from injuries. No. 2, they understand how I could help their ball club. Three, I think they see my character for what type of person I am. All that plays a factor in teams that are willing to inquire about me. That’s a positive so I look at it like that. I’ll continue playing hard for the team I am playing for.”‘

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  • Yesse

    I knew it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/freedmusic fredd

    Same old story every year … and i would add … Trade talks are usually exciting as a fan … but this one is just Boring ….

  • neaorin

    The Suns were (are?) asking for too much, and Amar’e reportedly wants $20 million a year. Not surprising that he didn’t get moved.

  • heartlandG

    Riley need to make a move, or Wade goooone

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    I think he has been pretty classy about the whole thing personally. Realistic as well. He obviously wanted to be moved but it is what it is and he seems to acknowledge that.

  • vmcb

    Boooring. Ship him off to Miami for Beasley! Make some calls, Riley.

  • TyMo

    Suns management handled this pretty crappily. He’ll probably walk this summer, and the Suns won’t have anything to show for it.

  • seboz

    I don’t know what Phoenix expected with this but it was too much. Cleveland obviously went with Jamison because Washington is rebuilding (tanking)and did ask for anything in return.
    Miami never really had a chance to get Amare without giving up Beasley and their two 1st round picks (and O’neals contract) which would make Miami roster even slimmer than it already is.

  • dfrance21

    The Suns must be pretty confident that they can work out a sign and trade in the summer. Other than that, i don’t see how letting him walk for nothing will benefit them at all.

  • lucas

    So the Suns are taking a page out of Utah’s “How to Not Make a Move, EVER!” handbook?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Cheryl

    I’m actually kinda glad the heat didn’t make a move for him, esp. if they had to give up youth. Y’all know I’m not a huge fan of Beasley, but I didn’t think Amar’e was worth he and Cook and Wright and picks. I think Stat and the Suns kinda overestimate his value. We’ll see what kind of salary he gets when he’s a free agent.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    Kerr and Sarver are idiots, they just saved face and are letting him walk away without getting anythign in return. Cavs even offered a better deal with more cash-saving incentives in the 11th hour but these morons had no idea what to do.

  • john

    very disappointed in the Heat for not making any moves -_-