It appears good news just keeps rolling in for the New York Knicks. The team cleared salary with the Wayne Ellington trade, they’ve potentially picked up the steal of the NBA Draft’s second round in Cleanthony Early and they retained a much svelter Carmelo Anthony who signed a long-term extension with the franchise this offseason.
He isn’t the only member of the New York Knicks franchise who will report to training camp in tip-top condition though as power forward Amare Stoudemire is said to look ‘really good’.
A bust ever since Stoudemire signed his mega-contract with the Knicks, Amare has struggled with injury though appeared to show flashes of greatness during stretches last season. It was a welcome sight, not only for Stoudemire himself but for the Knicks as well.
Of course, now in a contract year, Amare Stoudemire’s tenure with the organization could be coming to a close in the near future though Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders says the former All-Star looks ‘really good’ and is in fine shape.
— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) September 1, 2014
Rumors have suggested that the New York Knicks could end up trading Amare Stoudemire and his absurdly large $23.4 million dollar expiring contract to the Philadelphia 76ers this season, though you to think such a move may be reconsidered if the Knicks are in playoff contention and Amare is playing well.
No matter how you slice it, a healthy and fit Amare Stoudemire is good news for the New York Knicks.