Amar’e Stoudemire Six Potential Landing Spots After Buyout

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Jan 30, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) talks with head coach Doc Rivers during the second quarter of a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

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The Clippers have one the strongest trios in the NBA in Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan, with perennial Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford also in the mix. But after that, there aren’t many positives, as the Clippers have the same problems they have had since acquiring Paul; no help behind their starting big men, and limited half-court offense.

Both of those problems would be alleviated by Stoudemire. In his earlier days he would have fit in perfectly in Lob City, as he was the original big man high flyer much like Griffin is nowadays. But now, Stoudemire would give them a legitimate low post option in the half court, as they struggle to score when they aren’t getting up and down the court.

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This would be a move Doc Rivers would love to make, as he has struck out so far trying to fill the void. Glen Davis isn’t worth giving minutes to, and any time Hedo Turkoglu is getting minutes it’s a bad thing. Spencer Hawes hasn’t produced as well as the Clippers had hoped for either, as he has also battled some injuries along the way.

Stoudemire might have his own injury concerns, but he would not run into a problem the Knicks had earlier in the season when he was overused. With Griffin and Jordan in the starting lineup, and being durable players in their own right, Stoudemire could fall right into a 15-20 minute role off the bench. It is just enough to give each of them a rest, yet not overwork him to the point he is sore again.

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