The talk of Amar'e Stoudamire's potential move to the Cleveland Cavaliers has generated plenty of interest, and rightly so. How does he fit into a team that also includes LeBron James? Will the Amar'e-Shaq pairing work out better the second time around? What needs to happen for this trade to go down?
Our Suns blog, Bright Side of the Sun, has broken things down nicely. BSotS has provided a handy flowchart that covers all possible scenarios, and it's definitely worth a look.
Also, they''ve broken down exactly what a move like this would meann for both teams.
Amare's contract is coming to an end which gives him the power to either stay one more year or leave to explore free agency. He can pick up the final year of his contract or he can opt out. I've made the case the it would be silly for him not to opt out and I am standing by that opinion.
For the Suns to prevent this, they have to agree to either an extension that would add up to three years to his deal or they can agree that he will opt out and then re-sign a new deal for up to 6 years.
To get a grip on the situation, be sure to check out the rest of the post.
For a Cleveland perspective on things, check in with our Cavaliers blog, Fear the Sword.