By Anthony Caruso III
Last night, Amar’e Stoudemire reached a buyout with the New York Knicks. Less than 24 hours later, he has found a new home.
According to RealGM.com, Stoudemire is set to sign with the Dallas Mavericks. They were one of the favorites to sign him along with the Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs.
It is not clear if the Warriors and the Spurs ever had a chance to sign the former Knick.
With this signing, he’ll return to the Western Conference. The contract is expected to be for the remainder of this season.
When he’s played this season, he’s averaged 12 points and 6.8 rebounds.
Besides his first season with the Knicks, he had the best seasons of his career in the Western Conference with the Phoenix Suns under former head coach Mike D’Antoni.
The Mavericks up-tempo offense should work well for him. He’s also joining former Knicks Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton.
He’s expected to be a role player behind Dirk Nowitzki and Charlie Villanueva at the power forward position.