At the moment, Amar’e Stoudemire‘s future in Phoenix is uncertain. While it seems like the Suns are committed to STAT being their guy long-term — hence their ditching Terry Porter and going back to Stoudemire’s favored up-tempo system under coach Alvin Gentry — Amar’e is the one who will decide things. And seeing as the Suns almost traded him earlier this year, he might want to get out of town no matter how the team is catered to fit his style.
If Amar’s doesn’t sign a contract extension with Phoenix this offseason, he has a player-option in 2010, and could add his name to the A-list of free agents along with LeBron, D-Wade and Chris Bosh. And in a recent interview with ESPN Radio’s Brandon Tierney, he made his pitch to New York that he’s the power forward they should chase instead of Bosh. From the New York Post:
When Tierney asked Stoudemire if he’s better than Bosh, the Suns forward said, “Oooh man, are you kidding me? Ask Chris Bosh that question.”
So that’s a yes?
“No doubt about it, I’m better than Chris Bosh”
“How serious will you consider the Knicks in 2010”?
“I will be totally serious about that, I spent a lot of my childhood there, I have a connection with the state, and I also love the entire coaching staff”
” I think Coach D’Antoni’s doing a phenomenal job with the Knicks, NY’s a great city, I follow them closely.”
If the money was the same, would you rather have Amar’e or Bosh?
Source: New York Post