|Full name||Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire|
|birthday||16th November 1982 (age 37)|
|place of birth||Lake Wales , Florida , United States|
|position||Power Forward / Center|
|NBA draft||2002 , 9th Pick , Phoenix Suns|
|society||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Clubs as active|
|2002–2010 Phoenix Suns 2010–2015 New York Knicks 2015 Dallas Mavericks 2015–2016 Miami Heat 2016–2019 Hapoel Jerusalem 2019 Fujian Sturgeons Since 2020 Maccabi Tel Aviv
Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire (born November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales , Florida ) is an American - Israeli basketball player who was 14 years in the North American professional league NBA . The 2.08 meter tall Stoudemire was considered one of the most athletic players in the league before his serious injuries. In the 2004/05 season he was the player with the most dunks in the entire league. During his time in the NBA, Stoudemire became an NBA All-Star six times and won the Rookies of the Year award in his debut season .
Phoenix Suns (2002-2010)
After attending a total of six high schools in two US states in five years, Stoudemire switched directly to the NBA in 2002 . In the 2002 NBA Draft , the Phoenix Suns voted him ninth. The Power Forward was able to convince in its first season and won the award of the newcomer of the year, the NBA Rookie of the Year Award . He also led the selection team of the NBA All-Rookie First Team .
In 2002/03 , Stoudemire's first season, he played excellently for a rookie , averaging 13.5 points per game in the regular season. In the following year he also increased and reached an average of 20.6 points per game. In the 2004/05 season Stoudemire achieved a best performance of 26.0 points per game on average.
In September 2005, Stoudemire signed a long-term contract with the Suns. A short time later, on October 18, 2005, he underwent knee surgery with originally planned comeback in February 2006. With some delay, Stoudemire played in March 2006 in three games for the Suns. He got an average of only 8.7 points. On March 28, 2006 it was announced that Stoudemire would likely be canceled for the remainder of the regular season. Shortly afterwards, his knee was operated on for a second time. This postponed a possible comeback to summer as a candidate for the US national team . But even in the summer Stoudemire was not yet fit enough and was ultimately not nominated for the team.
The next time it was used regularly it was not used until the NBA preseason in October 2006. It was used in 7 of 8 games, played an average of 21 minutes in these 7 games and scored 9.9 points. Subsequently, he made a remarkable NBA comeback. In the first month of the new season Stoudemire scored 15 points / game, in December 20.5 points / game, in January 20 points / game (including a 42-point game on January 15, 2007 with 15 field hits from 21 attempts and 12 Free throw hits from 13 attempts). In February 2007 the long-awaited breakthrough finally came. In 13 games he scored 28.5 points and got 13.2 rebounds including a game against Atlanta on February 25, 2007 with a season high of 43 points, 16 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 blocks.
Amazingly enough, at the end of the season, Stoudemire was the only Phoenix Suns player to appear in every game of the season. He finished the season with an average of 20.4 points and 9.6 rebounds with a 57.5% hit rate from the field. Because of this season performance he was selected for the center position in the All-NBA First Team of the 2006/07 season . In the subsequent NBA playoffs, he increased further, to 25.3 points per game with 12.1 rebounds.
The Suns ended the 2006/07 season, after a first round win against the Los Angeles Lakers (4-1), on May 18, 2007 with a 106-114 defeat in San Antonio in the 6th game against the Spurs , which the series with 4: 2 could decide for themselves. One of the main reasons for the loss in this series is an incident from Game 4. Towards the end of that game, Spurs player Robert Horry fouled the Suns playmaker Steve Nash unusually hard, causing him to hit the umpire's table and a brief scuffle among the players originated. Stoudemire and his team-mate Boris Diaw , who had already taken their seats on the bench at this point, got up and stepped onto the field for a few seconds. The latter was a rule violation of the NBA. Stoudemire and Diaw were then suspended for Game 5 by the NBA. The Suns could only fall back on four players (Nash, Marion , Bell , Barbosa ) in game 5 , who were used at least 20 minutes per game in the regular season. The Spurs, in which with Robert Horry only the culprit was missing and whose 10 most important shooters were all used (Horry was only No. 11 in San Antonio in the regular season with 3.9 points per game), won this decisive game in Phoenix very close with 88-85 for a 3-2 lead in the series. After winning Game 6, the Spurs won the NBA Championship on June 12, 2007 , after beating Utah and Cleveland .
New York Knicks (2010-2015)
On July 5, 2010, it was officially announced that Stoudemire had signed a five-year, $ 100 million contract with the New York Knicks . In his first year in New York, Stoudemire convinced his critics and put on very good statistics with 25.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 78 games. During the season, All-Star Carmelo Anthony was signed , who challenged Stoudemire for his role as the first offensive option. The playoffs were reached in 2011 with the Knicks .
But just a year later, Stoudemire found himself increasingly on the bench. For the first time since 2006 he was not invited to the NBA All-Star Game . He also suspended several games due to the death of his brother. The playoffs were reached with New York, but the end followed in the first round. For the 2012/13 season , Stoudemire suspended the first 30 games due to a knee injury. After his recovery, he came first from the bank.
In March 2013 he injured his knee again and was out for the rest of the season. He played only 29 of a possible 82 games. The 2013/14 season went better for Stoudemire, even if he came off the bench as the “sixth man”. He scored 11.9 points on average, but the Knicks missed the playoffs.
During the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend it was announced that Stoudemire and the New York team will go their separate ways and that Stoudemire will be fired.
Dallas Mavericks (2015)
Miami Heat (2015-2016)
For the 2015/16 season , Stoudemire moved to the Miami Heat . In the Heat, Stoudemire finally became a supplementary player and achieved career lows in 2015/16 with 5.8 points and 4.3 rebounds. Following the season, Stoudemire signed a one-day contract with the New York Knicks and announced his retirement from active NBA basketball on the same day.
Hapoel Jerusalem (since 2016)
After announcing his resignation a few days earlier, Stoudemire confirmed on August 1, 2016 that he would continue his active career with the Israeli club Hapoel Jerusalem . He signed a two-year contract. In his first season at Hapoel Jerusalem he was Israeli champion and MVP of the final series. He became a citizen of Israel in March 2019.
In 2012, Stoudemire earned € 15.2 million ($ 19.9 million), making it one of the top 10 highest paid NBA players.
- 6 × NBA All-Star : 2005, 2007-2011
All-NBA First Team 2007
- 4 × All-NBA Second Team 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011
- NBA Rookie of the Year 2003
- Bronze medal with the US national team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens
|GP||Matches played (Games Played)||GS||Games from the beginning (Games started)||MPG||Graduated minutes per game (Minutes per game)|
|FG%||Throw rate from the field (field goal percentage)||3P%||Throwing quota three-point throws (3-point field-goal percentage)||FT%||Free throw rate (free-throw percentage)|
|RPG||Rebounds per game (rebounds per game)||APG||Assists per game (assists per game)||SPG||Steals per game (steals per game)|
|BPG||Blocks per game (blocks per game)||PPG||Points per game (points per game)||FAT||Career record|
- Former NBA Star Amar'e Stoudemire Granted Israeli Citizenship . Haaretz , March 18, 2019
- Media: Stoudemire is no longer a kink
- Dallas Mavericks sign free agent Amar'e Stoudemire
- Stoudemire's curious end of career
- spox.com: Stoudemire doesn't stop - Official: Amar'e goes to Jerusalem Article dated August 2, 2016
- Shane Dale: VIDEO: Former Phoenix Suns star Amar'e Stoudemire wins Israeli basketball championship, celebrates . In: KNXV . June 16, 2017 ( abc15.com [accessed June 16, 2017]).
- Sports image: Top 10: The top earners of the NBA , March 9, 2013
- nba.com Stats from Amar'e Stoudemire (English)
- Amar'e Stoudemire - player profile on NBA.com
- Amar'e Stoudemire - player profile on basketball-reference.com (English)
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Stoudemire, Amar'e Carsares; Stoudemire, Amare; Stoudemire, Amare Carsares|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Israeli-American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 16, 1982|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Lake Wales , Florida, USA|