Report: Cavs looking to land Suns' Stoudemire

The Cavaliers have intensified their efforts to acquire Phoenix Suns All-Star forward Amare Stoudemire according to a report in Cleveland.

The Plain Dealer reported Cavs GM Danny Ferry and Suns counterpart Steve Kerr, who collaborated on the deal to send all-star center Shaquille O'Neal to Cleveland last year, met Friday in Dallas. Suns owner Robert Sarver and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert are also in town for the All-Star Game.

Stoudemire can become a free agent this summer, putting the Suns at risk of losing him. The report also said there is a way to structure a trade with the Cavs that could put the Suns under the luxury-tax threshold, which would be added incentive to deal.

"I understand it is a business and I never get too riled up or out of control with rumors being spread," Stoudemire said.

The report said the Cavs are also interested in forwards Antawn Jamison of Washington and Troy Murphy of Indiana if they cannot agree to terms with Phoenix.