Stoudemire puzzled by Suns' plans

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Amare Stoudemire is puzzled by the Phoenix Suns' plans, and isn't sure he'd want to stay with the team unless they are figured out.

Stoudemire said Wednesday he is ready for next season, five months after eye surgery. But he doesn't know if he'll be with the Suns, who have been fielding trade offers for their All-Star power forward.

Stoudemire can become a free agent after next season, but said he'd like to remain with the team that drafted him in the first round in 2002 -- as long as the Suns are contenders.

He believes he deserves a maximum extension, but the Suns haven't offered one.