Amar'e Stoudemire through the years

Picked by the Suns out of Cypress Creek High School (Orlando, Fla.) in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2002 draft. (The Knicks passed on him with the seventh pick, which they used on Nene Hilario, whom they sent to the Nuggets in the Antonio McDyess deal.)

2002-2003: Averaged 13.5 points and 8.8 rebounds and was named Rookie of the Year, beating out Yao Ming and Caron Butler.

2003-2004: Missed 27 games with ankle and toe injuries. Earned bronze medal with U.S. basketball team in the 2004 Olympics.

2004-2005: Averaged a career-high 26 points and received his first All-Star Game selection. Scored a career-high 50 points against Portland on Jan. 2, 2005. All-NBA second-team.

2005-2006: Missed 79 games because of two separate knee operations, including microfracture surgery Oct. 11, 2005.

2006-2007: Bounced back from microfracture surgery and averaged 20.4 points (.575 shooting) and a career-high 9.6 rebounds in 82 games. Named to his second All-Star Game and first-team All-NBA. Had a career-high 23 rebounds against the Spurs on Feb. 10, 2007.

2007-2008: Averaged 25.2 points (59-percent shooting) and 9.1 rebounds in 79 games. Named to third All-Star Game. All-NBA second-team selection.

2008-2009: Missed final 29 games of the regular season and the playoffs with a detached retina. Averaged 21.4 points and selected to his fourth All-Star Game.

2009-2010: Played all 82 games and made his fifth All-Star team (23.1 points, .557 shooting percentage, 8.9 rebounds). All-NBA second-team selection.

July 5, 2010: Signs five-year, $99.7-million deal with the Knicks.