ESPN: Stoudemire to use All-Star Break to weigh buyout option

From ESPN:

Amar’e Stoudemire is pondering his future and whether to ask the New York Knicks for a buyout, he said.

“It’s not an easy decision to make,” Stoudemire told Yahoo! Sports. “Over time, we will see how things pan out. You give yourself a break during the All-Star break. You think about it with your family. … That will give me a good solid week on how to weigh out the rest of the season.”

The Knicks have had internal discussions about a possible buyout but have yet to approach Stoudemire about it, sources told’s Ian Begley earlier this week.

“I haven’t talked with Phil [Jackson] or [GM] Steve Mills yet about the future,” Stoudemire said Wednesday. “I’m sure we’ll have a conversation soon about it.”

“It’s a decision I have to make with my family to figure out the best scenario for the near future,” Amar’e Stoudemire said of his plan to use the upcoming All-Star break to decide whether to ask the Knicks for a buyout.
Stoudemire has recently talked to close friends about the possibility of accepting a buyout from the Knicks but the decision wouldn’t be made without “deep thought” from Stoudemire, sources told Begley, because of Stoudemire’s loyalty to Knicks owner James Dolan.

Buying STAT out would be a good sign that perhaps Bargs’ time with this team is not much longer, as well. I’d love to see some more D-Leaguers given a chance.

4 replies on “ESPN: Stoudemire to use All-Star Break to weigh buyout option”

Can he play? Has he been sitting out to preserve himself for other suitors? If he can’t play much more than this then who will want a guy that can’t be counted on when needed and how much would a randomly available for indeterminate stretches player be? I would like to see new players who might be here next year, so as much as I liked him in year one I won’t be sad when he goes.

Hmmm. I am not sure about this. I love Stat. I think he can contribute. Though I really want him to be part of the Knicks future. I hope he stays and resign at a bargain. I know that it may not be that probable but I want to see a Knicks success with him.

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