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Andrea Bargnani, Amar'e Stoudemire, Jose Calderon

Report: Amar’e Stoudemire’s representatives pushing for buyout from Knicks


Amar’e Stoudemire said he’d take the All-Star break to decide whether or not he wants a buyout from the Knicks.

Apparently, he has made up his mind.

Howard Beck of Bleacher Report:

Stoudemire’s representatives are pushing for a buyout, and the Knicks seem inclined to grant it, according to sources.

The following players, per league sources, are also considered likely buyout candidates if they are not traded by the deadline: Andrea Bargnani (New York); Brandon Bass, Tayshaun Prince and Marcus Thornton (Boston); Andrei Kirilenko (Philadelphia); Willie Green (Orlando); Randy Foye and Darrell Arthur (Denver).

This will come down to how much money Stoudemire wants to give up. Stoudemire, whose salary this season is $23,410,988, is owed $8,538,125 the rest of the season.

How badly does he want to join the Suns, Mavericks, Warriors or another team outside New York?

Stoudemire is clearly not in the Knicks’ plans beyond this season, so if they can save some money and open a roster spot, why not?

At this point, it’s just about negotiating the exact buyout – same as with those players if they’re not traded. With several decent players likely to become free agents after the trade deadline, it’ll be hard for teams to get much in trades for back-end rotation players.

Reports: Robert Covington, Matthew Dellavedova and Kostas Papanikolaou to play in Rising Stars Challenge

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Update: Shams Charania of RealGM:


Michael Carter-Williams will miss the Rising Stars Challenge, and two of his Philadelphia teammates – Robert Covington and K.J. McDaniels – were strong candidates to replace him.

The NBA wisely chose one of those 76ers.

David Pick of EuroBasket:

The World team also has a roster shakeup – in addition to Jusuf Nurkic replacing Steven Adams.

Chris Haynes

Unless there’s another unknown absence, Mathew Dellavedova is replacing Kelly Olynyk, who suffered an ankle injury.


How many players must drop out before Pero Antic gets a shot?

Report: Michael Carter-Williams pulls out of Rising Stars Challenge

Philadelphia 76ers v Denver Nuggets

Steven Adams’ injury forced him out of the Rising Stars Challenge, and Jusuf Nurkic took his spot on the World team.

Now, the NBA reportedly must find a replacement for the U.S. team.

David Pick of EuroBasket:

Michael Carter-Williams has missed the 76ers’ last three games with a sore right foot. Obviously, it’s not worth pushing it for this event.

How about one of Carter-Williams teammates – Robert Covington or K.J. McDaniels  – replace him?