Wednesday's Knicks Links: Stoudemire retiring with Knicks makes sense

Amar’e Stoudemire retiring with Knicks makes sense after he helped re-invigorate franchise: The last time Amar’e Stoudemire signed a free-agent contract in New York he declared “the Knicks are back.” Six years later, there were no such bold proclamations when one of the best power forwards of his era agreed to a deal on Tuesday for the sole purpose of retiring as a Knick. -- New York Daily News

Amar'e Stoudemire retires a New York Knick, but he's really a Phoenix Sun: Amar’e Stoudemire can sign a trivial, ceremonial one-day contract with the New York Knicks, retire with an “Always a Knick” statement and spend his final six NBA seasons in New York, Dallas and Miami. None of it changes the fact that Stoudemire will forever be considered a Phoenix Sun. -- The Arizona Republic

Amar’e Stoudemire is retiring as a Knick: Amar’e Stoudemire overcame multiple surgeries on both knees, led the Knicks to the playoffs in his first three seasons in New York, became the team’s first player in 14 years voted an All-Star starter by the fans and established a franchise record by scoring 30 points in nine straight games. -- New York Post

Amar’e Stoudemire retires from NBA after signing contract with Knicks: Amar’e Stoudemire, a six-time All-Star who played 4 1⁄2 seasons with the Knicks, is retiring, the team announced in a statement Tuesday. Stoudemire, 33, signed a one-day contract so he could retire as a Knick. During his 14-season NBA career, he also played for Phoenix, Dallas and, most recently, Miami. -- Newsday

Karl-Anthony Towns likes Knicks’ moves, now they have to ‘make it all work’: As a child growing up in New Jersey, Karl-Anthony Towns rooted for the Knicks. And as a high school star, Kentucky one-and-done and NBA Rookie of the Year for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Towns was aware of the Knicks’ downturn since their 2013 appearance in the conference semifinals. He thinks the Knicks’ offseason additions could reverse that trend. -- Newsday

Amar'e Stoudemire retires as a Knick: The news of Amar’e Stoudemire’s decision to sign with the Knicks so that he could retire as a member of the franchise Tuesday came just a few weeks past the six-year anniversary of the last time he signed on with the team. -- The Record