Commentary

Buyer's Guide: Amare Stoudemire

Someone will pay big money for Stoudemire, but he also represents serious risk

Updated: June 18, 2010, 2:51 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | Special to ESPN Insider
Getty ImagesAmare Stoudemire's offensive shows of force are the real thing. His D, though, is lacking.

For the next few weeks, ESPN Insider will be analyzing NBA free agents not named LeBron James (we covered him pretty extensively a few weeks ago, and there's always the LeBron Tracker). To follow the entire series, click here. Next up: Amare Stoudemire.

Overall assessment

With yet another failed mission to the NBA Finals, the book may finally be out on Amare Stoudemire: He's as electric as he is one-dimensional. Be that as it may, it probably won't deter at least one team from handing him a max contract this summer.