The Suns are talking to the Sixers about trading Amare Stoudemire for Andre Iguodala and Samuel Dalembert.
According to the report from ESPN, the Sixers are the side holding up the deal and nothing is imminent. But the deal could be finalized before the trade deadline because the Sixers would like to unload Dalembert's contract.
On a parallel track, the Suns are preparing a contract offer for Stoudemire but he wants a maximum-dollar deal and a commitment from owner Robert Sarver that the team will continue to spend money.
The Suns are not inclined to make Stoudemire a max offer. The team's future spending plans are unknown but the club has been one of the more cost-conscious organizations in the league over recent years.
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