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Lottery teams with both cap space and position:
Washington Wizards (via amnesty of Rashard Lewis)
Sacramento Kings (for Chuck Hayes)
Charlotte Bobcats (for Reggie Williams)
Phoenix Suns (may guarantee the return of Steve Nash)
Detroit Pistons (for Ben Gordon)
Why this trade could happen:
This year's draft is shaping up to be one of the best ever, yet nobody wants to waste a top pick on a bust. While there could be as many as 10 all-stars coming out of this draft, any of the players in the lottery have a high probability of being a bust.
Trading for a known quantity might be the best option in many teams' minds. Let a bust happen somewhere else.
All of these teams are set up for success with a player like Amar'e Stoudemire, as they have young, smart, playmaking point guards who need that final piece on offense. Defense is effort, Offense is talent, and Amar'e on any of these teams will boost their franchises immediately.
What the Knicks get:
The Knicks would get a first-round pick in one of the deepest drafts in recent memory. Then they can pick a player who will fit their system.
What the receiving team gets:
A franchise centerpiece. Amar'e can be the guy to convince free agents to come to their team. Amar'e can be their dynamic scoring force. Amar'e can be their veteran leader. Amar'e is still in his prime, a known quantity, and a force to be reckoned with.
Odds of this trade happening:
Cleveland Cavaliers—45 percent
May be scared by injury history, but the two-man game between Amar'e and Kyrie Irving might be too enticing to pass up.
Washington Wizards (via amnesty of Rashard Lewis—50 to 65 percent
Much like the Cavs, the injury history could waive this off. But for the same reason that it would work in Cleveland, it will work in Washington. John Wall will finally have his finisher to project him into the league's elite distributors.
Sacramento Kings (for Chuck Hayes)—5 percent
This team needs a veteran leader and a reliable primary scorer. However, the Kings have too many isolation-type players to really make this trade work
Charlotte Bobcats (for Reggie Williams)—10 percent
The bobcats need someone and nobody will sign with this team in free agency. It is a known fact that Michael Jordan is a terrible evaluator of talent in the draft, so pairing Amar'e with Kemba Walker and D.J. Augustin could be the optimal decision.
Phoenix Suns (may guarantee the return of Steve Nash)—70 percent
Come on, who wouldn't want this to happen. The Suns have the cap space to bring them both back and recreate the greatest team in their history.
Detroit Pistons (for Ben Gordon and amnesty of Charlie Villanueva)—15 percent
While this trade benefits Brandon Knight, I'm not 100-percent sold on how Amar'e fits into what Detroit is trying to build.