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Amar’e Stoudemire will be standing strong and talented for a new team. Reportedly, the New York Knicks and the power forward have agreed to a contract buyout, and four plus year run with the team. 

Reports the New York Daily News:

A league source told the Daily News that Stoudemire and the Knicks formally reached a buyout prior to Sunday’s All-Star Game and that the six-time All-Star, who should clear waivers by Wednesday, could be in a new uniform by the time the league schedule resumes on Thursday.

“It’s hard for me to believe,” Carmelo Anthony said after Sunday night’s game. “It hasn’t really sunk in. One of the main reasons I came to New York is because of him.”

Several teams in the Western Conference are expected to pursue Stoudemire, who would be a solid addition to a playoff team as a reserve. The Dallas Mavericks have already been mentioned as a possible destination. Two others clubs in the West that could be in the running are San Antonio and Golden State.

During his tenure with the Knicks Stoudemire was a consummate professional and always put in work despite nagging injuries. That interview while bathing in red wine will forever be awkward, though.

Like all Knicks with talent who leave the team, expect STAT to flourish as a key reserve on whatever squad he lands on.

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