I dont see Amare Stoudemire playing for less than his original contract for the Knicks, while Carmelo Anthony on the Knicks.
here is a little good & bad history on Amare .....
In February 2011, the Knicks organization FLIP on Amare by giving soul control of the offense to Carmelo Anthony.
Amare hasnt been happy in New York, since Dec. 2010. when the Knicks team average 90 shots per game, and Amare average 18 shots to average 25 pts, 9 rbd, 3 ast, and 2 blks per game.
The addition of Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks has reduce Amare FGA from 18 shots to 8 shots per game.
Plus taking Amare out of the starter lineup to receive spot-minute playingtime.
I recall a time when the Western Conference had the Top 3 dominating PF in the NBA .. Duncan/KG/and Amare .. what they lack in youth today, they have in talent/skills/and experience.
I dont believe the Hype of Amare being "injury-prone", especially from Knicks medical staff.
Amare previous team injuries on the Phoenix Suns had reason .. to get Marbury out of Phoenix Amare played injured, to get Shaq out of Phoenix Amare played injured. When GM Steve Kerr didnt resign Star SG Joe Johnson, then traded SG Q.Brick for PF Kurt Thomas, plus added PF-Diaw, and PF-Brian, Star PF Amare played injured that season.
So the Phoenix Suns had a good reason for offering a FA Amare Stoudemire a 6 year contract with only 3 years guranteed.