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Amar'e Stoudemire likes fit with Mavs, says money isn't a big free agency factor

The Mavericks finished for the season with exit interviews on Wednesday. Here's a quoteboard of what Amar'e Stoudemire said.

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On what he likes with what he accomplished in Dallas

"It was solid. It was my first time in a situation where I joined a team mid-season. There were a lot of adjustments to be made. For the most part, we had it figured it out and had a successful year. It was a positive."

On if he'd like to come back to Dallas

"There's a lot at stake this season. I'm sure there's going to be another round of free agency happening again as it was in 2010. I'll make my rounds and see what teams are saying, but I think Dallas is a place where I feel comfortable here. I have a chance to have great success here with this franchise. We'll see."

Every Quoteboard

On his most important factors for free agency this summer

"One is the opportunity to win. I think that's the main ingredient. Two is being able to perform at a high level and be in a position where I can display my skills. My goal is to graduate from the NBA at a high level. That's my ultimate plan. I think those are the two most important things at this point, and a city where my family can actually dwell and enjoy school is important too."

On how much money matters

"I'm already paid in full. Money is great to have, but it's now what I'm searching for at this point."

On if he feels he was a good fit in Rick's offense

"Yeah, I think so. Rick is a great offensive-minded guy. He was able to adjust on the fly with different lineups. He utilized all of his guys with the time and the talent we had. There were so many players and a deep team where it's hard to allocate playing time, but he did a good job with it."

On why the Rondo deal didn't work

"I don't know. I think Rondo is the type of player where you have to understand his game, what he does and what he brings to the table. Obviously he's not a shooting point guard, but he can still create and be a great playmaker for a ball club. Again, I'm not the basketball scientist to figure out exactly why it didn't work. For the most part, he tried, he worked on his game and tried to improve."

On if they need a shooting point guard in the West

"No, you don't have to have a shooting point guard. You just have to be able to knock down a couple of shots. Even with the Rockets, they had Patrick Beverley and he wasn't a great shooter, but he was successful. You don't have to be a great shooter at the point guard spot. You just have to be a playmaker and a guy who can get your offense going."