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Friday, December 21st, 2012 at 1:30 pm  |  58 responses

New York Knicks Reportedly Tried and Failed to Trade Amar’e Stoudemire


Amar’e Stoudemire is on the mend from knee surgery, and should be re-joining the New York Knicks soon. He seems to have a good attitude about the possibility of playing a reduced role on a team that’s on an absolute tear so far this season. According to the NY Times, however, the Knicks have tried on numerous occasions to get rid of the 30-year old STAT but have had no luck so far: “This past summer, the Knicks offered Stoudemire to nearly every team in the league — ‘available for free,’ as one rival executive put it. But they found no takers because of his diminished production, his health and his contract, which has three years and $65 million remaining (counting this season) and which is uninsured against a career-ending knee injury. In February, the Knicks wanted to send Stoudemire to Toronto in a deal for Andrea Bargnani, a person briefed on the discussion said. But the proposal was vetoed by James L. Dolan, the Garden chairman, before it ever reached the Raptors (who would not have made the deal anyway, team officials there said). Before that, the Knicks tried to package Stoudemire and [Tyson] Chandler in a bid to land Dwight Howard. The implication is clear: for all his scoring prowess and star power, Stoudemire is no longer viewed as a critical piece. The reasons are obvious, too. The Knicks have been inept with Anthony and Stoudemire in the lineup, going 30-36 over parts of two seasons and 1-7 in the playoffs. Advanced metrics show the Knicks are demonstrably worse — both offensively and defensively — when the two share the court. Optimists contend that with Kidd and Raymond Felton running the offense, the Anthony-Stoudemire experiment could be saved. The repeated attempts to dump Stoudemire suggest that team officials do not share that confidence.”

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  • zogs19994

    BARGS FOR AMARE……AND THE RAPTORS WON’T DO IT????

  • RKJ92

    LOL WHAT!? THE RAPTORS WEREN’T EVEN GONNA TRADE BARGS FOR STOUDAMIRE IF THEY HAD THE CHANCE!? Man sometimes even i’ll admit my team is difficult to love lol!..

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    because they would be stupid to do that.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    this is was obviously going to happen. it was obvious 3 years ago.

  • RKJ92

    LOL I KNOW RIGHT!? COLANGELO IS RETARD

  • RKJ92

    No, nbk you don’t understand.. You don’t have to sit through our games and watch this guy.. Lmaoo!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    this is likely what it would take to pull off that trade and make it seem almost “ok” for Toronto, http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine – which as you see, one Amar’e makes more then both Bargnani and Fields, combined. For 3 years.

  • RKJ92

    Like he is a mobile 7footer and if he legit has an open lane instead of dunking it he will settle for a jump shot and usually misses.. It’s SOOOOO frustrating to watch.. Added on he couldnt guard Luke Walton 1vs1 LOL

  • http://twitter.com/RyanDeahn RyanDeahn

    They do not have to unload Amare yet, he has said repeatedly that he will come off the bench and do what it takes to win. His numbers are down we all know that but he can still contribute 15-20 mins off the bench and be productive. You mention him being 30 years old on a team that already has almost every oldest player in the league and look what they have accomplished so far. When he was in Phoenix with Nash they made deep runs into the playoffs and Kidd it pretty much the same type of play maker.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i don’t think you understand. Do you want the team to have a chance at improving over the next 3 years? If the answer is yes…..you don’t trade for Amar’e Stoudemire.

  • RKJ92

    I cant see it i’m on my phone at work :( can you type the trade? Because i’ll already know the salaries

  • Datkid

    Tyson+Amare for dwight would’ve made sense

  • RKJ92

    He would be injured anyways!! that’s why i’m saying I would because I know exactly what your talking about, because we will need to draft solid players the next 2 years

  • RKJ92

    But they’re old and Orlando is in no position to win, they dont even have a bright spot in young talent, the trade they took gives them that, so it makes sense they would go through with the trade they did

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    It’s Fields and Bargs for Amar’e

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    you won’t have any money to do anything. you will literally be stuck with this team + draft picks for the next 3 years. it won’t be any better then what you are watching now

  • http://www.facebook.com/nururdin Darryl Nururdin

    They are on fire now because they are surprising teams with the shooting 40 threes every game mentality look what the Bulls did to them with perimeter defense They are limited and they need a mixture of scoring and defense that three shooting will doom them like Orlando…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    if you want a good draft pick, keeping Bargnani, and his toxic effect on the team, is the right choice. not the wrong one.

  • The Philosopher

    He’s had a good run. Had a few moments of greatness.
    Made some great money.
    He sounds content.
    Aware of the reality of life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/evan.boland Evan Boland

    “COLANGELO” IS RETARD? Really? I’m not going to make a general statement about Raptor fans, but… Trading Bargnani for Stoudemire would be suicide for the Raps.

  • Stephen A. Smith

    People don’t understand that Amar’e and Melo had a losing record together when they were being coached by Mike D’Antoni, with Mike Woodson they have a winning record, since he left and Mike Woodson
    took over, they’re 8-2. Also take into consideration what a horrible job
    D’Antoni is doing with the Lakers. It’s not the players, it’s the
    coach.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE’RE YELLING ABOUT

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    LOUD NOISES

  • esmooth

    people forgot how amare carried that team through a stretch before carmelo came….dont get me wrong melo having a great year but he is the reason they had that slide last year…they can co exist when one is not on the floor because they both play similar styles which is midrange faceup game using their power and quickness to their advantage.

  • roscoe

    the team that offers a bag of peanuts and a buss pass gets amare.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    I’d rather Amnesty Bargnani than to take on Amare’s contract. Amare makes roughly double of Bargnani. We’d not only have to give up more pieces, but we’d be taking in (very) damaged goods.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Did you guys read the blurb? The trade never reached the Raptors. But I digress since I still think BC is an idiot. Pretty much everyone here wants him fired but the higher ups don’t care cause they’re still making money.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lol

  • DaRaptor

    This happened during the off-season so not surprised the Raptors would have declined it if it went through. Obviously if it was offered after the season started the Raptors would have probably done it.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    hey welcome back in time for me to say happy holidays Philo

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    The article says the offer was vetoed by Dolan BEFORE it even reached the Raptors…

  • DaRaptor

    It also says that the Raptors would have not made the deal anyways even if it weren’t vetoed.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    You do realize BC is madly in love with Bargnani, right?

  • DaRaptor

    So if you re-read my first post, that’s why I said I’m not surprised the Raptors wouldn’t have gone through with it anyways. And I added that the Raptors might have done the deal, if not vetoed, if it was offered recently or around this time.

  • RKJ92

    IDK WTF YOUR ON MY DlCK ABOUT!? GO PLAY IN TRAFFIC LIL MAN

  • RKJ92

    DONT START WITH ME EVAN I KNOW PEOPLE FROM LAVAL AND ALL AROUND CONCORDIA, AND MCGILL UNIVERSITY, THE WORLDS A SMALL PLACE BRUH

  • MikeC.

    No thank you at all. Bargnani can stay eating Primo pasta and sauce in Toronto.

  • Ugh

    A Buss pass is where you make really awful choices about which coach to hire and still get to be the future owner of the Lakers, right?
    Or did you mean ‘bus’ pass?

  • Ugh

    It’s a fair point. D’Antoni sucks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    lol lil man

  • nick

    Love that anchorman!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    the Raptors fans don’t get it

  • junkie

    its not called coexisting if one isnt on the floor

  • patrick

    The article says it happened in FEBRUARY,,not the off-season

  • The Seed

    Raptors should make this deal. Amare can at least put people in the seats.

  • s2k

    Awar’e of the reality of life

  • roscoe

    i meant buss pass. lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/evan.boland Evan Boland

    Bahahaha. Yes, clearly as I live in Montreal, I know people from here as well. Considering your post I now realize you’re not worth discussing basketball with, you’re a complete fool. So pathetic.

  • FLIGHT 9

    buy out amare!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/evan.boland Evan Boland

    Hiding lmao? I’m behind my computer using the internet, not making threats I can’t back like a little B. Shouldn’t threaten ppl you dont know, boy. What I would give to run into a kid like you in person.

  • Datkid

    f*ck are you talking about? if i’m the knicks i go tyson and amare for dwight in a heartbeat

  • RKJ92

    IN Rebuilding mode

  • RKJ92

    Bro read what I said carefully I AGREE WITH THAT.. I’m saying if I was Orlando I wouldn’t have made that trade because they would be essentially getting rid of a 27yr old all-star center for 2 30yr+ players

  • esmooth

    typo can’t….thanks

  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    can he be a 15 and 10 guy? sure… But he’s being paid 25 and 15 money. Can they find a way to make things work with him and melo and be successful? yes. But they could be just as productive with a guy making half of what he makes. That’s the real reason they want to unload him.

  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    sn’t mike woodson using D’Antoni’s system?

  • The Philosopher

    Thank you very much, my good brother. That really means much to me.
    Confident that all is well with you.
    And happy holidays to you, and yours.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    offensively, yes.

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