Thursday , Jan , 21 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Amar’e Stoudemire Won’t Dismiss Nets

 There was the expected here last night. The Nets played a game, the Nets lost a game. No surprise.

But there also was the unexpected as Suns four-time All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire, one of the key names expected on this summer’s free agent market, said he sees the Nets’ "potential" and would not automatically dismiss them.

"There are some teams you may say, ‘no way,’ " said the 6-foot-10 Stoudemire, who scored 27 points in the Suns’ 118-94 win that dropped the Nets to 3-38 at the season’s halfway point. "I don’t think the Nets are one of them."