However, it appears that much maligned GM Ed Stefanski is intent on trading by the the NBA February 18th deadline. The latest rumor over the past few days? Amare Stoudemire to the Sixers for Dalembert and Iguodala. Now take this with a grain of salt, as contradicting rumors are flying all over the place. But, do know that there is a very real possibility that the Sixers could make a deal in the next two weeks that, at the very least, will generate some excitement around this team.
Is Stoudemire a good long-term fit? Probably not, unless they open up the offense and run the floor with him. He doesn't play defense and his injury history and contract demands would probably end up screwing the Sixers. But if he chooses to opt-out of his contract this summer(which is set to pay him $17.7 million next year) that would leave the Sixers under the cap, with potentially enough money to sway a prime-time free agent to come here. Maybe they won't be able to do that, but I'd rather find out than sit here stuck in neutral with a team going nowhere.