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Knicks owe it to Amare to land Carmelo

Stoudemire has brought grace to The Garden -- now it's time to build him a winner

Updated: February 18, 2011, 8:51 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- As they sort through their mile-high pile of reasons to do business with Denver, the New York Knicks should consider the sentiments of a franchise player in dire need of a franchise.

Amare Stoudemire has invested everything he has in the Knicks -- mind, body and soul -- and it's time for the Knicks to invest everything they have in him.

This isn't about the $100 million coming Stoudemire's way, a deal that already looks like the smartest one Jim Dolan's ever made. Money ...

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