Amar'e Stoudemire hasn't left the Phoenix Suns just yet, and there's still a chance he can reach an agreement to remain with the team. Yet his announcement at a basketball camp yesterday that he would like to test the free-agent market has drawn plenty of attention.
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With Stoudemire potentially leaving and Steve Nash declining, Matt Petersen of Fanster believes a new era in Suns basketball, featuring Robin Lopez and Goran Dragic, is about to begin.
After Months of Thought, Amar'e Stoudemire Will Opt Out This Summer - The Baseline
Eric Freeman of The Baseline says the Suns have a tough call to make with Stoudemire.
"There's much argument around the league whether or not Amar'e is worth the money. On some days, he looks like an All-NBA performer, but the consistency hasn't always been there in recent seasons. At the same time, Stoudemire was excellent once the trade deadline passed, which suggests that he just needed to have some sense of his future in order to regain his old form."
Amar'e Stoudemire confirms he will opt out, seek max deal - ProBasketballTalk
Kurt Helin isn't surprised with the news, but writes, "[I]f had not been for a post All-Star Game surge from Stoudemire, he may have had a harder time getting that [max] money."
Rumor: Miami Heat free agent target order: Bosh, Stoudemire, then Boozer - ProBasketballTalk
Word out of Miami is that the Heat have made Stoudemire their second choice to be Dwyane Wade's running-mate. Toronto's Chris Bosh tops the list.