Amar’e Stoudemire to Join Free-Agent ‘Summit’?

by June 01, 2010

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni

Dwyane Wade spilled the beans last week, saying his friends LeBron, Bosh, and Joe Johnson would eventually sit down at some point this summer to discuss their options as each enters unrestricted free agency.

The ultimate power grab, if you will.

Now, it sounds as though Amar’e Stoudemire is ready to join the party. Stoudemire tells FanHouse that though he’d prefer to remain a Phoenix Sun, he expects a call to join this so-called free agent summit:

There are several teams that have the cap space to bring in Stoudemire and another big-name free agent: Miami, New York, and New Jersey are among the precious few. But who will land where? With all the talk about LeBron, D-Wade, and Joe Johnson potentially getting together to figure out where they might all play together next season, Stoudemire said he fully expects to be included in those conversations.

“I’m friends with LeBron, Dwyane, Chris [Bosh] — all those guys are friends of mine,” Stoudemire said. “So I’m pretty sure they’ll call me and we’ll talk about a few things.”

Indeed they may. But what about staying in Phoenix, with the only team Stoudemire has known? “That’s the ultimate plan, that’s the goal,” Stoudemire said. “But if it doesn’t happen that way, then on to Plan B.”

The League is apparently fine with all of this.

The National Post
does a pretty good job imagining what one of these meetings between the super-friends might go like. Make sure to read the whole thing.

If these guys were smart — and wanted to make a few extra bucks — they’d create a reality television show out of this free agency “summit”.