Agent: Amar’e Stoudemire had NBA offers before signing in Israel

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Here’s a slightly more believable claim involving Amar’e Stoudemire.

Ian Begley of ESPN:

Stoudemire wanted to play for the Suns next season, but they didn’t want him.  So, he signed with the Knicks to retire and then signed in Israel.

That’d be a pretty unconventional route if he truly had NBA offers on the table. But I’m curious about those offers. Were they fully guaranteed, or would Stoudemire have had to earn a regular-season roster spot during training camp? There’s a big difference.