CSNPhilly.com reports that the Philadelphia 76ers asked the New York Knicks about power forward Amare Stoudemire. It’s not that a deal is imminent but we’re told that the Sixers were doing their homework with a guy who could become available at some point.
The Knicks are a losing team right now and there’s no telling who they may end up getting rid of before the season is over.
“According to a league source, the Sixers have inquired about Stoudemire, though it was categorized as “due diligence.” Nothing is said to be imminent or even in the early stages other than just talk, the source said. Nevertheless, in past seasons the Sixers were reportedly discussing trade scenarios with the Phoenix Suns in order to acquire Stoudemire. Whether or not the Sixers can afford Stoudemire, of course, is an issue too. Stoudemire is the ninth-highest paid player in the NBA after signing a five-year, $100 million contract before the 2010-11 season. He earns $18.2 million this season, $19.9 million next season and approximately $45 million between 2013 and 2015.”