STAT staying put in Phoenix

Deja Vu: The Suns again failed to move Stoudemire prior to the NBA trade deadline. (Pic via NBAE via Getty Images)

The Phoenix Suns just can’t get rid of Amare Stoudemire.  All signs point to any deal for Amare being dead, primarily because nobody really wants him badly enough to make a decent offer.

Stoudemire appeared headed to Cleveland earlier this week, but the Cavs made a much more sensible deal, landing Antawn Jamison instead.  The domino effect of the Jamison deal suddenly narrowed the takers to the Miami Heat, who were offering Udonis Haslem, Dorrell Wright, and next to nothing for Stoudemire.  No deal.

It will be interesting see what Amare does next.  He has said he will consider picking up his player option for next season to avoid competing against the likes of LeBron and Wade and Bosh.

Sadly for the Suns, Amare no longer has any incentive to play hard and will instead likely continue adding to his legacy of being the biggest waste of talent since Vince Carter.  His pathetic pick n’ roll defense has landed him on the bench in fourth quarters.  Much of his early success came at the hands of Mike D’Antoni and Steve Nash, creating inflated numbers, a big contract, and a huge ego.

Steve Kerr could really use a cold one right about now.


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