I posted this in the Bargs thread but I actually think it deserves it's own thread. Just looking at some numbers it's crazy how bad we are when Amare plays.
Even last year we went on crazy runs when he was out.
Our two top lineups in terms of point differential, Bargs is in both of them. And they are also the lineups that have played the most minutes this year so it's not a small sample size.
Tommy Dee makes some great points... Amare is the one who just kills every single lineup he's in.
It makes me wonder... is it a coincidence now that Amare is healthy we are struggling? We all know Woodson is basically forced into playing him.
I keep thinking of that statistic from last year, Melo alone 52-20... Melo when Amare plays 38-38.
And this year...
With Amare - 6-17
Without Amare - 4-2
Again, is this just a coincidence that we are 4-2 when Amare hasn't played? It's getting really hard to overlook. And even though Amare is putting up some decent numbers, his defense, TO's and the fact that he almost never passes the ball once he gets it (12 assists all year!!!), it just results in a net negative for us.