To say that the New York Knicks have had a rough season is an understatement. The team currently has the worst record in the NBA, with only 10 wins and 43 losses for the season. The last few seasons have been turbulent and because of the constant losing one of the team’s stars has decided to jump ship. As of today, Amar’e Stoudemire is no longer a New York Knick.
It has been reported that he and Knicks have reached a buyout agreement regarding his five-year, 99. 7 million contract. Stoudemire wants to join a playoff ready team and is considering joining the Dallas Mavericks. The Los Angeles Clippers and his previous team the Phoenix Suns are also interested in signing him.
Teammate Carmelo Anthony said he respects Stoudemire’s decision.
“One of the main reasons I’m a New York Knick today was because of him. To see him leave, to see the situation where it’s at today, I know what he wants and you have to respect that as an athlete as a competitor,” Anthony said. “When he came [to New York] he brought back some excitement to the game of basketball here in New York. There was hope when he came back. People started believing in the New York Knicks again. He was the main reason for that belief and for that hope.”