UPDATE Monday, 2:06 p.m.: All signs continue to point towards Stoudemire signing with Dallas when he clears waivers on Wednesday.
Several teams, including Clippers, working to talk to Amar'e Stoudemire today, but most feel Mavs will sign him, league sources tell Yahoo— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 16, 2015
Big news near the end of the All-Star Game as Frank Isola reports that Amar'e Stoudemire will be a free agent once he clears waivers, as he and the Knicks agreed to a buyout:
The Amar'e Stoudemire era is over in New York. The Knicks and Amar'e reached a buyout agreement tonight, sources tell the NY Daily News.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) February 16, 2015
This was later confirmed by ESPN's Marc Stein, who believes that the Dallas Mavericks are a front-runner for Stoudemire's services:
Tim MacMahon of ESPN Dallas thinks the Cavs are potential dark horse candidates:
Hearing that Cavs could try to get in Amar'e mix along with Mavs, Suns and Clippers.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 16, 2015
The Spurs could also be in the mix:
Sources: Clippers and Mavericks have strong interest in Amar'e Stoudemire, but one darkhorse with level of intrigue is San Antonio.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 16, 2015
Though knee injuries have robbed the former All-Star of his once terrifying athleticism, Stoudemire has posted solid numbers in recent seasons, averaging 12 points and grabbing a shade under 7 rebounds per game. With the Mavericks struggling with front court depth in a tough Western conference, Stoudemire could provide a strong presence off the bench.
Mavs Moneyball will bring you more news as it develops.
Cavs always on hunt for roster tweaks but I've likewise been advised they are not active suitor for Amar'e Stoudemire. Mavs remain favorite— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 16, 2015