Will NBA Teams Be Smart and Not Overpay for Amar’e Stoudemire?

May 20th, 2010 by Steven Resnick Leave a reply »
The 2010 NBA free agency crop has been talked about for a long while now. One of the biggest names of the group besides LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Joe Johnson is Amare Stoudemire, and the team that signs Stoudemire will overpay.

For a player who possesses tremendous athleticism his lack of rebounding and lack of defensive ability is disconcerting. Another issue with Stoudemire is the fact that he's limited offensively.

It's truly hard to believe that player who can average over 20 points per game would be limited offensively, but it's true. What's even more pathetic though is the notion that Stoudemire's play throughout the season would garner him a huge contract.

At this moment the question is what did Stoudemire do that would warrant the big money? Was it the fact that the Phoenix Suns finally got past the San Antonio Spurs in the playoffs?

It definitely wasn't about his season stats this year was it? Granted that Stoudemire played in every game for the first time since 2006-2007. 

The past season would be the third best year for him in scoring at 23.1 points, the 8.9 rebounds he averaged would be tied for his f ...

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