Report: Amar’e Stoudemire leaning toward signing with Dallas

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Amar’e Stoudemire’s knees may have robbed him of being the MVP-level player the Knicks thought they were getting (which is why the team bought his contract out), but he could still help out a contending team in limited minutes.

There were a lot of teams interested; rumors included Golden State, Dallas, San Antonio, and the Los Angeles Clippers.

But it sounds like Stoudemire may have made up his mind.

Dallas needs depth up front. When Tyson Chandler steps off the court the Mavericks are 5.8 points per 100 possessions worse. When Chandler sat out with a sprained ankle before the All-Star break Dallas started and leaned on Greg Smith. Behind All-Star Dirk Nowitzki the Mavs have Charlie Villanueva.

That’s not striking fear into any teams in the West as the Mavericks head into the playoffs. Frankly, Stoudemire will not either, but he can be an upgrade.