Buyer's Guide: Amare Stoudemire

Amare Stoudemire's offensive shows of force are the real thing. His D, though, is lacking. Getty Images

For the next few weeks, ESPN Insider will be analyzing NBA free agents not named LeBron James (we covered him pretty extensively a few weeks ago, and there's always the LeBron Tracker). To follow the entire series, click here. Next up: Amare Stoudemire.

Overall assessment

With yet another failed mission to the NBA Finals, the book may finally be out on Amare Stoudemire: He's as electric as he is one-dimensional. Be that as it may, it probably won't deter at least one team from handing him a max contract this summer.