NBA Trade Deadline: Atlanta Hawks Should Make Play for Amar’e Stoudamire

February 17th, 2010 by Jack Bender Leave a reply »
With the NBA Trade Deadline rapidly approaching, the Atlanta Hawks seem to be content to sit on the sidelines and go with their current roster for the rest of the 2010 season. 

However, the Hawks should make a major move and trade for Amare Stoudemire. There is a risk, but the reward could be a spot in the NBA Finals this season.

Tonight, the Cleveland Cavaliers gave up on their pursuit of Stoudemire and traded for Washington Wizards forward Antawn Jamison. The only suitor left for Stoudemire appears to be Pat Riley and the Miami Heat. The Hawks have less than a day to swoop in and snatch Stoudemire from the Suns. 

What will it take to make this deal happen? The Hawks can trade Josh Smith and Maurice Evans to the Suns for Stoudemire. Yes, J-Smoove has proved everyone wrong this season. He is playing at an All-Star level and he has a very manageable and fair contract. The fact is J-Smoove's value has never been higher. The Suns wanted JJ Hickson—they would surely take Smith.

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