Tuesday , Dec , 02 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Amare Stoudemire Has No Preference about Staying in Phoenix

"As a player, you should look at the teams you might want to play for. The city you may want to live in. The system you may want to play in. The economy. The cost of living. Everything. It’s about what’s best for you."

When told that fans have taken his words to mean he is eyeing a move out of Phoenix, Stoudemire said: "I have no idea. I have no clue. It will play out how it plays out. Nostradamus is long gone, and there is no one else who can predict the future right now. You never know how it ends up."

Does that mean he has no preference when it comes to staying or leaving?

"No, I really don’t," he said. "I just want to win. I just want to win. I’m just trying to improve as a player. As a team, we’re trying to get better. That’s the main focus right now, to improve."