Is the Sun setting on Amar’e Stoudemire and Phoenix?
Given how successful the team has been lately, could Amare re-sign with the Suns (this summer)?
“I don’t think it’s going to happen," a source close to Stoudemire told ESPN. "Amare feels like the organization disrespected him. Amare loves his teammates and has really enjoyed playing for the team these last few months, but he’s reluctant to commit to Phoenix long-term."
HoopsVibe’s Call: The sun isn’t brighter and the grass isn’t greener on the other side.
Amar’e Stoudemire, like former Phoenix forward Shawn Marion, also seems destined to learn this lesson the hard way. Nash and ‘The Seven Seconds or Less’ system suits and highlights Stoudemire’s all offense-no defense game.
So why leave?
STAT supposedly wants to suit up for a contender. Well, the Suns are in the Western Conference Finals. And another elite team won’t pay him the max’ money deal he wants because of his one-way play.
Bottom line: Phoenix, with Steve Nash in the fold, is perfect for Stoudemire.
Should Amar’e say arrivederci to the Suns this summer? Get at us in the comment box below with thoughts?