STAT's bad contract a necessary evil

It's OK to call Stoudemire's a bum deal -- but it was one the Knicks needed to make

Updated: March 13, 2013, 10:22 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

As the New York Knicks appear to be coming undone limb by limb, Amar'e Stoudemire starts to look like the worst kind of $100 million investment. He is a physical wreck before his time, maybe the oldest 30-year-old star in the league.

No, this five-year contract won't live to see a happy ending. And no, the Knicks can't amnesty that maddening fact out of their lives, not after using the one-and-done provision in the most recent labor agreement to fire Chauncey Billups and hire ...

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