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Amar'e Stoudemire Could Ask For Buyout; Mavs Front Runners To Sign Him

Amar'e Stoudemire is in his final season of his 5-year, $100 million deal and with the New York Knicks struggling as bad as they are, Amar'e could pursue a buyout with the team. The 32-year old is expected to make his decision about a buyout during the all-star break and a buyout would make sense for both parties.

At 10-40 the Knicks are better off bringing in young players and seeing what kind of talent they have for the future. Amare is a 13 year veteran with bad knees and a bad back - clearly he's not part of the Knicks future plans. At this point in his career he wants to be part of a successful franchise who will be making a push for a championship.

The Dallas Mavericks are reportedly the front runners if Amar'e and the Knicks reach a buyout. Stoudemire would provide a spark off the bench, something the Mavs are currently lacking. After Tyson Chandler, Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons, Monta Ellis and Rajon Rondo in the starting lineup, the Mavs only have J.J. Barea, Raymond Felton, Al-Farouq Aminu and Charlie Villanueva off the bench - in other words, they need Amar'e.