News around the league is Amar’e Stoudemire has recently been bought out by the New York Knicks. Stoudemire is averaging a modest 12 ppg and 6.8 rpg while shooting 54.3% from the field as of 02/15/15. Stoudemire is a former All-Star who averaged 25.3 ppg in the 2010-11 season which was his last 20 ppg season. He still shows flashes of his offensive skills and could be a serviceable power forward for many teams in the league. The question now is who could use his talents? We have the answers for you, Miami Heat, Portland Trailblazers, Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks. These teams could use a big man off the bench to provide a scoring punch and keep the defense on their heels.
Miami Heat: McRoberts went down earlier in the season and they are lacking a solid back up to Chris Bosh. If the Heat are trying to contend in the east they will definitely need someone to relieve Bosh of some minutes down the stretch.
Portland Tailblazers: Their big man Robin Lopez went down with an injury two months into their season and although they have been doing fine without him their all-star forward LaMarcus Aldridge is suffering through an injury of his own that he is trying to play through. LaMarcus might be forced to play less minutes in order to keep him fresh for the post season so Amar’e could find some minutes in Portland.
Dallas Mavericks: The Mavericks could use help on their front court after trading away their back up center for point guard Rajon Rondo. Brandon Wright brought shot blocking and a limited offensive arsenal to their bench but they could reconfigure their bench around the offensive Stoudemire if they choose to go that route.
Milwaukee Bucks: The Bucks tried out forward Kenyon Martin and they seem to be on the search for a big man off the bench. Why not give Stoudemire a chance to show he still belongs in the NBA?