Knicks continue trying to move Stoudemire

The Knicks want to ship Amar’e Stoudemire — and his contract — elsewhere. New York has been in contact with a number of teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers, about taking on Amar’e and his contract (Begley, July 8).

Earlier rumors had the Knicks including Iman Shumpert’s or Tim Hardaway Jr.’s name in the deal with Amar’e, but the team is likely unwilling to part with either of the younger players just to dump the larger contract elsewhere.

Stoudemire has $23.4 million remaining on his contract.

Sam Spiegelman

Let’s put Stoudemire’s magical little run last season behind us and remember the deteriorating knees he’s playing on right now.

For some reason, the 76ers have interest in Stoudemire — probably for his contract. If Philadelphia is willing to take on Stoudemire for this season, it’s a blessing in disguise, allowing Phil Jackson to fill out the roster with a better contributor, not to mention shed some of that bloated salary.

The real question here is what Philly’s motives are. They have interest in Jeremy Lin, too, and for the team that turned heads for all the wrong reasons in 2013-14 they seem to be mixing young, injured talent with low-quality veterans.




433 comments
green24
green24

- Trade Amare and Shumpert for pick(s)

- Sign Lance Stephenson 
- Sign Melo

Bo Beck
Bo Beck

What are the possibilities left on the FA market if stats contract is moved? Obviously Gasol but what if Melo signs with LA.

C0P0
C0P0

Tick Tock.

ChildsPunchedKobe
ChildsPunchedKobe

Man I'm starting to not care any more. Just bring on the summer league so i can watch the young guys.

jsnooka
jsnooka

When is the Knicks first summer league game

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

So..Rambis..Longtaff..Hazzard..hopefully no Williams....

Sad how some register here just to troll.  There must be something better to do with your day, right?  Right....?


Anyway, sure, the lack of a decision is frustrating, but I think Melo is giving Phil the chance to improve the Knicks for this season before putting pen to paper.  I truly believe Melo wants to be in NY, but he's understandably weary of the roster/situation.


It's now in Phil's hands to show Melo his vision and what he can do.

jsnooka
jsnooka

Lol shumpert will find away to get injured if he finds out his name is being used in trade talks

jsnooka
jsnooka

Timmy should not be included in any Knicks trades. He is clearly the Knicks best shooter outside of melo. If Jackson even considers this he had lost his mother loving mind

jsnooka
jsnooka

Garbagani I can understand getting rid of but stat not so much. Stat had a bounce back year last year and was one of the Knicks better scorers of the bench. Plus he has only one year left on contract. If melo should leave than what we have no proven low post scoring. Imo if this is a attempt to make room for pau I will pass stat> gasol at this point in the careers actually his whole career.

ReneNYK1
ReneNYK1

If we do the Stat deal to Philly it helps keep  Melo away  from Miami because Houston can't dump Lin to Philly so Bosh has to stay in Miami,so I would do that move to get Gasol  with the 5.5 MLE and keep  Melo from signing onto Miami.

Dave D'Agnese
Dave D'Agnese

whats remaining on thaddeus youngs contract?

bblessed
bblessed

I just spoke to childs.. Told him he should come back to ny...lol

philj
philj

@KnickelusKnickleby Clearly you would hire herb back but put in a clause that says he cant come with in 1000 feet of any knicks player and or facility

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

That's a good way of putting it Casper. "Weary of the roster situation." You can't blame him for that.

knicksgirl35
knicksgirl35

@jsnooka That's one of the reasons why I don't get the Shump love. Something was not right with that picture.

DourSiesel
DourSiesel

@pezhao  what if you never propose that first trade ever again.... dumbest ish ive ever read here

MeloStat301
MeloStat301

@rgm891  Nice..longstaff worked for OKC...scouting I think, and Hazzard worked the d-league as a head coach...

rgm891
rgm891

@pezhao You need to change your name back to Irvin. I cant refer to you as anyone else. The name is perfect for some reason.

edb7777
edb7777

@ReneNYK1 @edb7777 Philly has MCW who is much better.  Nobody is picking up Lin for his oncourt value.  They just want the goodies he comes along with (picks or montejunas or whomever).

rico
rico

@edb7777 @ReneNYK1 Lin brings a LOT of cash with him in Asian TV rights. China TV, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea, the dude is revenue. (if you like that kind of stuff) 

rico
rico

@rgm891 @Dave D'Agnese


Jax : "we'll send you Bargs and Jr" 


Phily: No Bargs and Tim Jr


Jax: No Bargs and Shump


Philly: No Bargs and Tim Jr


Jax: Hey I got Steve Kerr on the phone let me call you back..click"

Dave D'Agnese
Dave D'Agnese

@rgm891 @Dave D'Agnese if philly would trade amare for young straight up, then we do the bargnani/thjr trade then we can keep shump, have young, and a little extra money to sign gasol for a little more than the MLE correct?

edb7777
edb7777

@rico Really?  This isn't baseball and he's as American as you or I.  I think his marketability is vastly over-rated.  Nobody sells a Philly only package on TV.  If people overseas are buying League Pass then everyone in the league is sharing that revenue.

rgm891
rgm891

@Dave D'Agnese @rgm891 Philly wont do Amar'e for Young straight up according to reports. They want Shump in the deal. Phil would have to expand the deal.

philj
philj

@Dave D'Agnese @rgm891 I was thinking that but if i was 76ers why would i do that.  I would think it would be easier to trade Bargs cause of his contract.  If you pair thjr up with anyone in a trade its prob stat

Dave D'Agnese
Dave D'Agnese

@rgm891 @Dave D'Agnese im just struggling to realize why people dont wanna move shump or thjr. one of them has to go. JR isnt going anywhere and we have so many guards. if we kept both of them neither would get enough playing time to recognize their potential anyway. the hard part is figuring out which player to give up. but the need for keeping both of them isnt really there if it can help us get better. the only way keeping both works is if melo leaves. then maybe timmy can beef up and play the 3?