Exactly four years ago, Amar’e Stoudemire was soaking up the spotlight in Madison Square Garden. The star power forward, who had just inked a max 5-year, $100 million contract that summer, was dominating night in and night out. In the month of December, he averaged 29.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks while setting the franchise records for most consecutive 30 point games (nine) and most consecutive games shooting 50% or above (also nine). Stoudemire went on to become the Knicks’ first starter in the All-Star game since Patrick Ewing and earned a spot on the All-NBA Second Team. Little did Stoudemire and the Knicks know what would lie ahead for the big man.Read More
While everybody has been talking about Klay Thompson’s recent max extension, the Warriors have another contract concern looming: Draymond Green’s impending free agency next summer.
Green is restricted, so the Warriors will be able to match any offer sheet he signs with another team. However, Draymond’s market value has been skyrocketing; with Andrew Bogut going down before last year’s playoffs and David Lee sidelined to begin this year, Green has had a chance to show the world what he’s got in extended minutes, and he hasn’t disappointed at all.Read More