Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Stoudemire, Knicks reach 5-year deal
The New York Knicks and Amar'e Stoudemire have agreed to a five-year deal worth about $100 million.
The power forward and his agent met with team owner James Dolan earlier in the day to finalize the terms. Stoudemire's agent, Happy Walters, says the deal is for the maximum allowed. The deal can't be signed until July 8.
"I feel great about being a pioneer and showing my leadership," he said at Madison Square Garden, where signs throughout the entrances showed the player pictured in a Knicks uniform and reading "Welcome, Amare Stoudemire."