Suns' Amar'e Stoudemire drawing trade interest

Paul Coro

A league source said Golden State, Minnesota and Cleveland have shown
interest in acquiring Suns power forward Amar’e Stoudemire.

Major hang-ups in a possible deal are the Suns’ need to get good value in return and the other team’s need to feel secure in knowing it has a chance to keep Stoudemire, who can opt out of his contract this summer.

Stoudemire has said he wants to play for a title contender but prefers to stay with the Suns, who met with his agent Thursday.

Stoudemire was upset about a recent report that said the Suns have locker-room tension involving him.

"Whoever that guy is, he’s a liar," Stoudemire said of writer Chad Ford. "There’s nothing to it.

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