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Stoudemire’s injury does not validate Suns decision to let him go

The news that former apostrophe-less Suns star Amar’e
Stoudemire is out indefinitely due to a bulging disc in
his lower back would seem to indicate the Suns were right
not to re-sign him following the 2010 season, instead
letting him leave for the guaranteed money in New York.

After all, the Knicks are now on the hook for the rest of
Stoudemire’s $99.7 million contract, and after averaging
just 17.6 points and 8 rebounds per game before the injury
this year, it would seem he’s going to be more “dead
weight” than “All-Star” by the time his contract is done.

Congratulations, Robert Sarver and Co., you did something

Or maybe not.

Stoudemire getting hurt this season does not mean
he could not have helped the Suns last season. STAT
averaged 25.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per game in his
first year in the Big Apple, numbers that would have been
difficult not to achieve if he was still playing with
Steve Nash in the Valley of the Sun.