The Philadelphia 76ers have inquired about New York Knicks big man Amar'e Stoudemire, according to CSNPhilly.com.
The talks are said to be preliminary at this time, but with the Knicks struggling and Philadelphia a surprising 14-6, the deal could free up some space on the New York payroll. Stoudemire signed a five-year, $100 million contract prior to the 2010-11 season.
In addition, there have been reports stating that Stoudemire and Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony are not co-existing well. Stoudemire is averaging 17.6 points per game this season, down from 25.3 points last year.