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Knicks target Redd, Amar'e backs off Davis

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08:08 AM ET 12.16 | If you want to play for the Knicks, Amar'e Stoudemire prefers that you are healthy. If anything, the power forward has only one prerequisite of any player the Knicks add via free agency: Be in shape and ready to play. So despite mutual interest between guard Baron Davis and the front office, Stoudemire suggested that his preference would be to pass on the 32-year-old, who has a lower- back injury. "This guy's out for eight to 10 weeks, he's not our concern at all," Stoudemire said. ... [The] next notable free-agent target for the Knicks is veteran sharpshooter Michael Redd. Though he is well-known for his shooting prowess, there is some risk with Redd because he is attempting to come back from major knee surgery.

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December 16, 2011  08:24 AM ET

umm what about himself and his back problems?

December 16, 2011  08:25 AM ET

For 2.5 million, why not? The Knicks have made worse signings (Jerome James anyone?). He would be a low risk high upside addition to the Knicks' bench. Sign him up!

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December 16, 2011  08:34 AM ET
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umm what about himself and his back problems?

He's an expert on the subject.

He obviously understands the extent of Davis' condition and doesn't want the bum anywhere near him.

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December 16, 2011  08:42 AM ET

*I'm referring to signing Michael Redd.

December 16, 2011  08:48 AM ET

uh they both suck....

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December 16, 2011  09:03 AM ET
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You can't be serious.

oh i am...Maybe 5 years ago they were good....but now really?

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December 16, 2011  09:09 AM ET
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I may have been mixed up. At first I thought you meant Amare but I guess you meant Davis and Redd.

no amre is a stud player....I was saying Redd and Baron are about done...One has ZERO worth ethic and one has zero knees left...

December 16, 2011  09:57 AM ET
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Its not so fun trying to pick gum off the underside of a toiletYou're just looking for the least amount of infectous materialand hope you can spit shine up a turd and turn it into a cubic zarconium (sp)

I feel stupid for asking...

Why are you picking gum off a toilet seat?

December 16, 2011  09:58 AM ET

baron just needs to drain down a bit his weight as for redd is dead done why not announced to the whole wide world he's done... i mean he's knees are done for good

December 16, 2011  09:59 AM ET
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Agree....you can't waste time in a shortened season on a guy that wont be available til possibly march.puff, puff, pass.....

Didn't Amare just announce that he would be taking some games off to rest his knees? He wants to be the only one on the team taking time off ...

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December 16, 2011  10:14 AM ET

Just Play Defense, Bro.

 
December 16, 2011  10:20 AM ET

For one year at $2.5 million, why not take a shot on Michael Redd? Like someone said earlier (my bad on not quoting you) the Knicks definitely have made worse signings in their history.

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