Eye of the Hurricane

February 11, 2009

Amare Stoudemire to the Heat?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Justin G @ 4:12 pm

Something to keep an eye on before we all go to the Heat game next week. The trading deadline is next Thursday, Feb. 19. Rumors have been constantly swirling around Shawn Marion and it seems very improbable he will make it thorough the deadline as a member of the Heat. He will be a free agent this summer, and will not resign with the Miami as they look towards the coveted free agent class of 2010. 

It has become clear Miami will be looking to make a move in the 2010 offseason for a big man inside to compliment Dwyane Wade. Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire, and Yao Ming are all scheduled to become free agents. And after a lackluster and thoroughly disappointing first half to the season it looks as though the Suns will trade Stoudemire before the deadline. 

Amare Stoudemire being traded to the Heat before the deadline is a real possibility. Shawn Marion would be part of the deal, which may be tough for Suns GM Steve Kerr to swallow after he traded him to Miami last year for Shaq. But IF he can admit he was wrong and make a deal it would likely entail Marion and Beasley for Amare.

This would be interesting in a couple of ways for the Heat. If this did go through and Miami was able to sign Stoudemire to a long-term deal they would be able to begin putting the pieces around Wade and Amare right now, instead of waiting and hoping to sign one of the big men after next season. But on the other hand Miami would be giving up a player in Beasley that the team thinks can develop into a consistent 15 and 10 guy.

Shawn Marion will in all probability not be with Miami in the near future, but who should the Heat trade him for? Do you guys think Stoudemire would be the right move, or is the Jermaine O’Neal trade that has been talked about for weeks still most likely? (O’Neal’s contract expiring in 2010 is something Miami likes)  I would like to know what everybody else thinks should and/or will happen with the Heat before next week’s deadline.

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2 Comments »

  1. Comment by HM — February 11, 2009 @ 5:20 pm | Reply

  2. Let’s just hope for a selfish standpoint Amare makes his debut with the Heat Wednesday, February 18th against the T-Wolves. Now that will be a fun pre-game interview

    Comment by jantweil — February 11, 2009 @ 7:44 pm | Reply


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