Wake Me Next Summer: NBA Free Agent Period a Flop to This Point

July 4th, 2010 by Jeff Newton Leave a reply »
Amar'e Stoudemire worked the phones, and the text message wire, like a seasoned pro on Saturday night. 

According to several sources, Stoudemire pitched the idea of a talented trifecta to All-Star regulars Carmelo Anthony and Tony Parker. Both Parker and Anthony will become free agents in 2011.

Stoudemire, who has already met with Knicks management and plans to do so again on Monday, hopes to orchestrate an Anthony-Parker-Amar'e trio if he indeed signs with New York.

Wrap your mind around that starting lineup for a minute. 

Anthony's a prime candidate to drop 40 on any given evening. Parker, with his deadly first step, gets to the hoop better than most point guards in the league.

And Stoudemire brings one of the NBA's most athletic low-post games. Coach Mike D'Antoni would thank the basketball heavens for placing so many great scorers in his "chaos" offense.

Throw in a few hungry, seasoned role players to run the floor, take charges, protect the glass, and hit open jumpers and you've got yourself a nice team.

Barring a Parker trade from San Antonio to New ...

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