Rumor: Amar’e Stoudemire recruiting Joe Johnson and Tony Parker to New York?
The Knicks are expected to try and pry Tony Parker away from the Spurs in order to pair him with Amar’e Stoudemire.A person close to both players told the New York Daily News that Parker and Stoudemire have talked about playing together in either New York or Miami.
"It’s perfect for Tony because he wants to be in New York and he wants to play with Amar’e," said the source.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Amar’e Stoudemire hasn’t even signed with the New York Knicks, but he’s already playing recruiter.
Or he is trying to.
Reports indicate the power forward is trying to get Joe Johnson and Tony Parker to join him in the NYC. There’s a hitch, though. In fact, there`s a couple.
Johnson – despite being friends with Stoudemire and Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni – is considering a $119 million offer from the Atlanta Hawks, and is still listening to the Chicago Bulls.
Parker has a valid contract with the San Antonio Spurs; however, the team could be open to a trade because they have a young point guard in George Hill.
Of course, Stoudemire is also texting the big-ticket free agents: LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Expect James and Wade to sign elsewhere, though.
Nevertheless, things are getting interesting with The Great Free Agent Chase of 2010.
– Oly Sandor.
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