When Amare was here by himself the team led the league in blocks ..but Amare plays no defense ? not to mention all of the game winning blocks he had & a 6 block game included in one of those games ....Where has The Dpoy ever done this in NY ? ....Ohh ok
Amare got attacked relentlessly by everyone in the nba, so he had a lot more opportunities. The only player I've ever seen in ny get picked on more on defense was David lee.
He also doesn't box out on defensive rebounds so he's in position to get blocks on put backs.
It's like saying Lin is a good defender because he gets a bunch Of steals. Misleading stats.
Canelo with the nice 7 punch combination
Pau got bad knees, stat got bad knees.. Pau plays soft, stat is bad on defense.... I'm just saying quit ****ing complaining theres flaws in everyone game....
I SEEN THE SAME ARGUMENT WITH THE LAKERS AND PAU.... REMEMBER WHEN PEOPLE USED TO BASH DAVID LEE FOR HIS BAD DEFENSE. NOW YOU WANT HIM BACK.... SMH...
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Just got myself a stat jersey ...can't wait for him to get back , hate all the knicks fans who want him gone , he came here when lebron didn't I will always respect him , i would like him to be our 6th man it would be a good transition for him , give him another shot at starting If he dosnt mesh well like the past then keep him our 6th man rolling in n out of the 4&5 ...shump jersey is next BTW
steal of the draft cleanthony early
Steals, Blocks, Unadjusted defensive rating, Defensive regularized adjusted plus-minus And PPP allowed per play all show in his favor.
He's not Terry Allen, but he's definitely NOT Stat.
I would drill down into the statistics of why Stat is horrible, but the naked eye actually tells the story as well as the statistics do in Stoudemire's case.
I don't think he'll be coming off the bench for too long. If he does start to come off it initially, I think it'll be just a temporary period before he's injected back into the starting lineup.
He was missing a pass first PG and his jumpshot last year. Now he has 3 pass first PG's (Felton is a bit iffy lol,) so as long as he fixed that broken jumper of his- which he should have- than I'd imagine offensively his #'s will be back to where they were during his first year here.
Seriously, his worst year in the league he found a way to get nearly 18 and 8 by having to find his offense almost every time he touched the ball. The guy is not good in the iso setting like Anthony because he doesn't have the handling skills to get his shot off the dribble. No knock against him, the guy's offense is very much dependent on a PG getting him the ball in his "sweet spots."
I expect him to eat alive opposing teams 2nd units, and than eventually make his way back into the starting lineup. If the Knicks know what's good for them, they'll start to finally utilize Stat as their primary pick and roll guy and move Tyson down the pecking order as the 2nd guy to run the PnR with. It's a shame that this team hasn't utilized Stat properly since the acquisition of Tyson.
if Amare comes off the bench we have the most dangerous team in the NBA. There will be zero letdown between first and second units.
The value of elite scoring ability, by Phil Jackson:
"This is a guy, we recognize his talent, and his skill is the kind of skill and talent that gets you through playoff games where things get sticky, grind-out, and basketball becomes a force game and suddenly you need to have a player who has the capabilities of scoring with someone hanging on them in a situation that’s critical. He’s one of those players, one of the few players who can do that.”
IF Stoudemire comes off the bench, expect this:
Wallace/Camby (rotating on matchups)
Kurt Thomas and Prigioni will be the odd men out.