Amar’e Stoudemire signing with the Miami Heat will be a perfect marriage

Feb 9, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks center Amar
Feb 9, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; New York Knicks center Amar /
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The Miami Heat made another big move by signing former All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire. Could he be the final piece to help Miami contend in the Eastern Conference?

After a massive roster shake up and health issues for Chris Bosh prevented the Miami Heat from returning to the postseason, the team is regrouping and reloading as they try to become a contender once again in the Eastern Conference.

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The team’s latest addition could turn out to be a big one as they look to challenge the Cavaliers and Bulls for supremacy in the East. Former Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire will now be heading to Miami to play with the Heat.

It’s the latest move in a long line of repositioning by the Heat this offseason. In the draft, Miami lucked out as star prospect Justise Winslow fell directly into their laps at the No. 10 spot. They also were able to re-sign Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic, and add shooting guard Gerald Green, who has the ability to become the hottest shooter on the floor.

With the team having an offseason to get everyone back together, add a few pieces and hope Chris Bosh returns to full health, the team will have a real chance to get back to the spot of being a contender in the Eastern Conference. Add in the rising salary cap in 2016, and the Heat could very well be real players in free agency once the market explodes next year. Needless to say Pat Riley has done an amazing job with his roster.

However, with Stoudemire joining on, will he be the final piece that allows the Heat to have a chance to win the Eastern Conference this season?

Here are three reasons why Amar’e Stoudemire was a good signing by Miami and how he can help the Heat.

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