Amar’e Stoudemire to Sign With the Dallas Mavericks

by February 17, 2015

After getting his release from the moribund New York Knicks, Amar’e Stoudemire in on his way to Texas according to multiple reports.

STAT has agreed to sign with the Mavericks on a prorated veteran’s minimum deal for the remainder of the season.

The Mavs see Stoudemire as a good fit for their pick-and-roll heavy offense; the 32-year old six-time NBA All-Star also drew interest from the LA Clippers, Phoenix Suns and San Antonio Spurs.


Stoudemire, who negotiated a buyout with the New York Knicks over the weekend and was officially waived Monday, committed to the Mavs for the remainder of the season on Monday.


The contract will not become official until Stoudemire clears waivers on Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET, making him a free agent. His $23.4 million salary essentially makes the waivers process a mere formality.


The Mavs envision Stoudemire as a key bench player who will back up center Tyson Chandler and also see spot duty at power forward behind Dirk Nowitzki. He will provide the Mavs with a quality replacement for Brandan Wright, the high-efficiency reserve big man the Mavs gave up in the December deal to acquire Rajon Rondo.