July 1, 2010 is right around the corner which means the NBA’s free-agency period will begin. Marquee players such as LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson, David Lee, and Amar’e Stoudamire, might be with new teams once the dust settles.
As for Stoudamire, could the San Antonio Spurs be in his future?
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Spurs still remain a possible destination for Stoudamire:
Nevertheless, the Orlando Magic, Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs could be possibilities in sign-and-trade scenarios for Stoudemire.
I find this highly unlikely. With all signs pointing to Tiago Splitter coming to the team next season to address the lack of a center and the fact the Spurs are an inter-conference rival for the Suns, chances of this coming to fruition are slim.
Also, if it is a sign-and-trade, who will the Spurs give in exchange for Stoudamire not only to match his contract but the Suns would want quality players in return.
This isn’t the first time Stoudamire has been mentioned in trade talks with the Spurs. During the 2010 NBA regular season, there was a report the Spurs and Suns were working on a trade to send Stoudamire to San Antonio.