Amar'e Stoudemire has been playing incredible basketball since his return from that nagging knee injury, and the New York Knicks' management need to keep him involved in the team's plans for the future—at least for the duration of his contract.
He's got a lot left to offer the Knickerbockers, and he should be able to bring a lot to the table.
Although Carmelo Anthony has taken most of the spotlight from Amar'e, he's still the Knicks' second option, and he's a good second option at that.
The power forward is looking rejuvenated on the court getting fed by Raymond Felton again. It's no surprise that STAT is thriving off the bench simply because that's the kind of player Amar'e is; he can do anything he puts his mind to, and that's why fans enjoy having him here in New York playing in the Mecca of Basketball, Madison Square Garden.
But why exactly should New York hold on to Amar'e Stoudemire?