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Stoudemire maybe safe, but Heat still chasing

Posted on: February 18, 2010 8:53 am
Edited on: February 18, 2010 8:54 am

By Marc J. Spears and Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

With the Cleveland Cavaliers no longer an option for Amar’e Stoudemire, the Phoenix Suns are prepared to keep their All-Star forward through Thursday’s trade deadline, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Unless a trade materializes before Thursday afternoon, Stoudemire very well could spend the rest of the season in Phoenix.

“I think it’s 50-50 at best with Cleveland out of it,” said Stoudemire’s agent, Happy Walters.

The Suns weren’t enamored with the Cavs’ offer for Stoudemire – Zydrunas Ilgauskas, J.J. Hickson, Danny Green and a first-round pick – which spurred Cleveland to instead acquire Antawn Jamison from the Washington Wizards for a much smaller package.

The Miami Heat have continued to express interest in Stoudemire, and have offered Udonis Haslem, Quentin Richardson, Daequan Cook and a first-round pick.



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: February 18, 2010 10:06 am

Stoudemire maybe safe, but Heat still chasing

Is everyone forgetting that the Cavs still have a potentially valuable piece that they could offer to teams looking to clear cap space?  Does the name Wally Sczerbiak ring a bell?  The Cavs could pull a Mark Cuban and get him to sign a deal to allow a trade to go through a la Keith Van Horn...not saying that this is GOING to happen, just that the possibility is still out there for this to their own free agent, they could sign him to a deal and trade him to a team that was looking for cap space.  How sick would it be if the Cavs were to pull this off and still get Amar'e?

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