Amar'e Stoudemire
C FA
1 year ago

Stoudemire will sign a contract with Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Winner League, Eurohoops.net reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stoudemire just recently announced his retirement from the NBA, but it appears he's still got the itch to play basketball. He'll head to Jerusalem, where he'll play for a team that he's currently a co-manager for. To go along with their participation in the Israeli Winner League, Stoudemire's new team is also looking to have a strong showing at the 2017 Eurocup, so his signing comes as a much-needed addition to help those aspirations come true. Stoudemire is highly unlikely to return to the NBA at any point, but his desire to continue playing basketball is at least worth mentioning.

Amar'e Stoudemire
C FA
1 year ago

Stoudemire announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Stoudemire also signed with the Knicks for his final contract on Tuesday, in order to retire with New York in the same day. Over the six-time NBA All-Star's 14 seasons in the NBA, Stoudemire finished his career with 846 appearances and averaged 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game with the Suns, Knicks, Mavericks, and Heat.

Amar'e Stoudemire
C FA
2 years ago

Stoudemire (coach's decision) didn't play in Friday's 103-91 Game 6 win over the Raptors.

EDGE Analysis

The writing was on the wall for Stoudemire to fall out of the rotation when he was sent to the bench for Game 6 after starting the previous two games. Though the Heat are thin in the frontcourt with Chris Bosh (blood clots) out for the postseason and Hassan Whiteside (knee) possibly in line for a similar fate, it appears coach Erik Spoelstra is content to lean on the small-ball lineups that were successful in Friday's win.

Amar'e Stoudemire
C FA
2 years ago

Stoudemire will come off the bench for Friday's matchup with the Raptors, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stoudemire has started the previous two games for Miami due to Hassan Whiteside's absence. He was struggling physically to handle the load however, and only managed to play three minutes after starting Game 5. The Heat will opt to go small with Luol Deng at center.

Amar'e Stoudemire
C FA
2 years ago

Stoudemire entered the starting lineup, but he scored just six points (2-3 FG, 2-2 FT) to go along with three rebounds and a steal in 12 minutes during Monday's win over the Raptors.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran got the start with Hassan Whiteside (knee) sidelined, but with Toronto missing starting center Jonas Valanciunas, both teams resorted to smaller lineups for long stretches. Stoudemire could still have a role to play if Whiteside continues to sit, but the possibility of a repeat of the aforementioned tactics limits his upside.

Amar'e Stoudemire
C FA
2 years ago

Stoudemire will draw the start in Monday's Game 4 against the Raptors, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

This was considered the most likely option for the Heat to go with Hassan Whiteside sidelined. Stoudamire's role has been limited in the series thus far, playing just 5.3 minutes in three games. However, when Whiteside missed a two-week stretch back in January, Stoudamire saw his minutes jump to 22.4 minutes per game. In total, he posted 9.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 0.7 blocks during that six game stretch. While he is physically limited, Stoudamire has shown he is capable of putting together a respectable workload in the 20 minute range.

Amar'e Stoudemire
C FA
2 years ago

Stoudemire scored four points (2-2 FG) and grabbed a rebound in eight minutes during Tuesday's 102-96 overtime win over the Heat in Game 1 of the series.

EDGE Analysis

After being dropped from the rotation in the last three games, Stoudemire resurfaced off the bench as coach Erik Spoelstra attempted to slow down Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas, who went off for 24 points and 14 boards. Hassan Whiteside (39 minutes) still saw the bulk of the court time at center for the Heat, so don't count on Stoudemire's role expanding much from here.

Amar'e Stoudemire
C FA
2 years ago

Stoudemire (coach's decision) didn't play in Sunday's 118-96 win over the Magic.

EDGE Analysis

Stoudemire was dropped from the starting lineup following a 36-game run on the top unit, as coach Erik Spoelstra handed the starting duties at center back to Hassan Whiteside. The switch wasn't expected to result in a dramatic change in minutes for either player, as Whiteside had been dominating the court time at the position even while coming off the bench, but it was surprising that Stoudemire failed to see the floor Sunday. Now that he's back in a reserve role, Stoudemire may have to vie with Josh McRoberts and Udonis Haslem for a rotation spot.

Amar'e Stoudemire
C FA
2 years ago

Stoudemire will come off the bench for Sunday's game against the Magic.

EDGE Analysis

Stoudemire has seen his minutes decrease lately, now averaging just under 14 minutes over his last five games. Expect that trend to continue Sunday, as Hassan Whiteside will take over the starting center position. Stoudemire will return to the bench and will likely find it hard to see significant minutes, therefore limiting his fantasy upside.

Amar'e Stoudemire
C FA
2 years ago

Stoudemire piled on a season-high 16 points (6-8 FG, 4-4 FT) with nine rebounds and two blocks over just 15 minutes in Tuesday's 113-99 win against the Pelicans.

EDGE Analysis

Stoudemire looked like his old self by posting more than a point per minute in a blowout win on the road. He hasn't attempted many shots, but Amar'e is still shooting 68.4 percent from the field over 11 games in March. Don't expect much out of Stoudemire Wednesday against the Spurs, especially on such short rest.