That's Amare! The Knicks Are in the Mix

Marc CoglianoContributor IJuly 6, 2010

NEW YORK - JANUARY 25:  Amare Stoudemire #32 of the Phoenix Suns during warmups before thier game against the New York Knicks on January 25, 2005 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Suns defeated the Knicks 133-118.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Are the New York Knicks back in the spot light?

With this acquire the Knicks are back in the spot light.

They can now be a legit contender of the LeBron and Wade sweepstakes. This is what the Knicks were waiting for, a mega star like Amare. This is the most exciting event in Knicks' history since Dave Debusschere banged his fist on the table at the 1985 lottery draft, knowing they got the first pick, in which the Knicks drafted the great Patrick Ewing.

Now Amare and the Knicks organization have to start recruiting to build a serious playoff contender team. If the Knicks don’t get LeBron or Wade, things might not be that terrible.

I believe Plan B would be to sign David Lee and than trade him to the Spurs for Tony Parker. Amare and Tony are pretty good friends and before signing, Amare told Parker to come to New York and wait for Carmelo Anthony next year.

I can’t remember the last time the Knicks had a veteran point guard and won championships. This has to be a strong option for Donnie Walsh and the Knicks.

As a Knicks fan you have to be excited for the future for once. You finally can stop thinking about the trade of Patrick Ewing, the signing of Isaiah Thomas, and finally the franchise destroyer Stephon Marbury. Now we can just stay tuned and see what else falls into the Knicks hands.

Like Amare Stated,"The Knicks are back."