NBA Free Agency/Trades: Breaking Down the Deals

July 16th, 2010 by Erick Blasco Leave a reply »
The initial rounds of trading and free agency are accounted for, with superstars making the biggest splashes. Since LeBron James and Chris Bosh have been talked about ad nauseam, let’s examine which other acquisitions will have their teams riding the crests, and which will have them needing life vests.

Amar’e Stoudemire—New York Knicks

The last time the Knicks acquired a surly, expensive, immature star, Stephon Marbury held the team hostage for half a decade. Amar’e Stoudemire, by default, shouldn’t prove to be that cancerous, but his presence hardly guarantees success.

Stoudemire does bring a lot to the table. He’s explosive off the dribble from 18 feet in, with the kind of primetime athleticism that overwhelms most frontcourt defenses. He can score with his back to the basket, is an excellent mid-range jump shooter, and will even pass when he knows an assist is on the horizon.

He’ll provide the Knicks with the reliable one-on-one scorer the team has lacked, while also doubling as a ferocious screen/roll finisher. Plus, his defense automatically is an upgrade over David Lee.

On the flip side, Stoudemi ...

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