Monday evening: Amar'e Stoudemire has reportedly agreed to join the Dallas Mavericks, who somehow keep finding ways to get upgrades:
Amar'e Stoudemire has committed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources tell RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 17, 2015
Also, Jermaine O'Neal has apparently decided not to return to the NBA this season:
I'm not sure if there will ever be another time or not for me and basketball but what I do know at… http://t.co/UFxHBo4GyB— Jermaine O'Neal (@jermaineoneal) February 16, 2015
Monday: Multiple reports are breaking that the Milwaukee Bucks and Larry Sanders are in discussions for a possible buyout of his contract.
Grantland's Zach Lowe has written an article about the availability of nearly the entire roster of the Denver Nuggets, and the dilemma of the Blazers: Go for it now, or hold onto the first round pick for a cheap asset as large contracts loom?
After tonight's All-Star Game, reports revealed that the New York Knicks have agreed to a buyout of the remainder of Amar'e Stoudemire's contract. Last week, the Blazers were rumored to be interested in Stoudemire's services if available at a reasonable price. However, tonight, there are rumors that the Blazers are no longer interested:
Interesting race for Amare after @FisolaNYDN reports he & Knicks reached a buyout. Mavs, Clips, Suns, Dubs in mix. Im told Portland is not— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) February 16, 2015
Somehow, the Dallas Mavericks are yet again a favorite to pick up another former All-Star, after acquiring Rajon Rondo earlier this season. Besides Portland, the Memphis Grizzlies and Cleveland Cavaliers are the other playoff teams that are not rumored to have interest. ESPN also has conflicting information in a separate article, listing Golden State as uninterested.
This week is expected to be very busy for NBA General Managers, with the trade deadline arriving Thursday afternoon. Feel free to discuss any trade rumors, Amar'e or otherwise, in the comments below.