It’s not secret that the signing of former All-Star power forward Amar’e Stoudemire has not worked out for the New York Knicks.
After leaving the Phoenix Suns to sign with the Knicks following the 2009-2010 season, things looked good for Stoudemire and the Knicks. He played in 78 games during the 2010-11 season and averaged 25.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
However, his injuries caught up with him and he played in 47 games during the 2011-12 season and just 29 games last season.
Stoudemire, who is owed $21,679,893 this season, is entering the final year of his deal next season. He’s scheduled to make $23,410,988 next season (via Sham Sports).
The Knicks are going to try to shop Stoudemire’s expiring contract in the offseason, according to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.
The Knicks have limited options to improve this summer but a move they are expected to make is offering the expiring contract of Amar’e Stoudemire to a team that in turn could trade the Knicks the long-term, unwanted contract of an impact player, such as the Pelicans’ Eric Gordon…
This season, Stoudemire has played in 44 games. He’s averaging 9.9 points and 4.3 rebounds in 19.9 minutes per game.