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Amar’e Stoudemire leaving New York Knicks

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February 17, 2015 | 2:58 pm

Amar'e Stoudemire controls the ball while defended by Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett. Photo by Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters

New York Knicks power forward Amar’e Stoudemire is leaving New York after five seasons with the team to play for the Dallas Mavericks. The Hapoel Jerusalem part-owner, who is reportedly in the process of obtaining Israeli citizenship, negotiated a buyout with the Knicks and then signed a $477,150 deal with the Mavs, starting immediately. 

“Although I leave the Knicks with a heavy heart, I wish the organization the best of luck,” Stoudemire said in a statement. “Once a Knick always a Knick.”

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