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Knicks Tried Trading Amar’e To Nearly Every Team, No Takers

Kevin December 21, 2012 Rumors 1 Comment

Amar’e Stoudemire’s decline in production has been well documented. While his first year in NY was productive, that hasn’t been the case since. In fact, the Knicks tried trading him this offseason to just about every team and there were no takers.

This past summer, the Knicks offered Stoudemire to nearly every team in the league — “available for free,” as one rival executive put it. But they found no takers because of his diminished production, his health and his contract, which has three years and $65 million remaining (counting this season) and which is uninsured against a career-ending knee injury.

In February, the Knicks wanted to send Stoudemire to Toronto in a deal for Andrea Bargnani, a person briefed on the discussion said. But the proposal was vetoed by James L. Dolan, the Garden chairman, before it ever reached the Raptors (who would not have made the deal anyway, team officials there said). Before that, the Knicks tried to package Stoudemire and Chandler in a bid to land Dwight Howard.

H/T: NY Times

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