Report: Celtics Would Consider Amar’e In Deal For Humphries, Wallace
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Amar’e Stoudemire in a Celtics uniform?
According to Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report, it’s possible.
The 31-year-old power forward, who is not the dominant player that he once was due to numerous injuries, is only averaging 11.1 minutes per game for the Knicks this season.
A source told Zwerling that his workload could be increased.
“The Knicks’ medical staff OK’d him for 15 to 20 minutes per game,” the source told Zwerling. “I don’t know why it’s not happening. They might want to protect him for the playoffs; but this way, they’re not going to make the playoffs.”
New York owes Stoudemire, a six-time NBA All-Star, $21.7 million this season and $23.4 million next season.
With a contract like that, it’s amazing any team would even consider taking the 6-foot-11, 245-pounder on via trade, but Boston apparently would. According to Zwerling, the rival Celtics would want to rid themselves of forward/center Kris Humphries and small forward Gerald Wallace.
“Kris would love to play in New York,” the source told Zwerling. “They wanted him at the beginning of the season and Woodson is a fan of his physical nature — the hard fouls, the offensive rebounds, that type of stuff.”
The Knicks are currently 3-7 and showing no signs of improvement. It’s possible there could be several changes in the coming weeks should they keep this up.
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