TUESDAY, 8:17am: Sixers team president Rod Thorn told Tom Moore of Phillyburbs.com that there's no truth whatsoever to the report that Philadelphia inquired on Stoudemire. "Neither team made an inquiry," said Thorn. John N. Mitchell of the Philadelphia Inquirer also hears from a source that there have been no talks, "preliminary or otherwise," between the two sides for Stoudemire.
MONDAY, 3:47pm: The 76ers have inquired on Amare Stoudemire's availability, John Finger of CSNPhilly.com reported yesterday. Finger cautions that it was likely just due diligence on the Sixers' part, as there's no indication talks advanced past the early stages.
Stoudemire doesn't appear to be a particularly desirable trade target at the moment. The 29-year-old, who has a history of knee problems, was slowed by an ankle injury earlier this season, and has struggled to find his usual scoring touch. His 17.7 PPG and .428 FG% are down from his career averages of 21.8 and .533. On top of that, he's owed approximately $80MM through 2015.
I'd guess the Sixers placed a call to the Knicks to see if a buy-low opportunity might present itself in the coming weeks. With over two-thirds of the season still to play, I don't expect to see the Knicks considering any blockbuster deals involving Stoudemire just yet.
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