IMO, There are few things STAT, can do to help himself out this slump.1, Stop wandering around 18-22 feet from the hoop, if you get lost out there, hang out on the Baseline, or right at the rim, your guaranteed to get a few easy ones this way.2, Cut without the ball, this would help create driving lanes, and get you a few easy ones, down low.3, Actually set a screen, this would get you mismatches, down low on guards.4, stop looking for the ball 20 from the hoop on the break, your 6-10, this is not a good idea.Now any good coach would see some of this stuff, and correct it, but it's like our coaching staff, doesn't watch game tape, to fix easy mistakes.Just my
What about an Amare for Pau swap? Pau would fit much better with Lin and Melo because he's like Tyson where he doesn't have to have the ball in his hands to get off offensively and he doen't slow down the offense like Amare does when he holds the ball for like 12 seconds nand just stares at the hoop.
I consider Pau to be on the decline like Amare, Bosh, and Boozer. Whats with all these power forwards around 30 years old falling off early?
Garnett and Duncan are still >>> then the 4 Power forwards mentioned above
its pretty intriguing how he tries to invoke superstar status like CP3 and LeBron but sticking out his mouth piece and twirling it around after every stoppage of play.
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Your right about Bosh but at the same time he never played much defense. Duncan still plays some defense and KG sh*ts on all those guys defensively.
Pau's shooting under 50% for the first time since the 02-03 season, he hasnt been the same since the playoffs last year. His 16.6ppg is the lowest of his career, I think hes definitely on the decline.
Boozers clearly on the decline too. Sadly Bosh is better then Stat, Boozer, and even Gasol now. smh
Id say Stat or Boozers the worst out of all them, thats really a coin toss. Two of the most pathetic defenders I've seen in my life
Call it either bull**** or a long time Knick fan's intuition if you will, but I foresee STAT's reemergence being on its way very soon.
Baseless and potentially fruitless as it is, I have an eery feeling that SHAT will be STAT again very soon.
Once that shot comes back to him - which I believe/prognosticate it will very soon - STAT's back in the limelight for this squad.
I don't know why, but quote me on this one.
Stat didnt play bad against the celtics. Of course his defense sucked but what else is new. His offense is alot better in the celtics game then in past games and he actually rebounded. I know alot of people have been saying this but give it time. He'll get there
More so than anything, he needs to get acclimated to playing next to a center who occupies space in the low block.
STAT's loss of explosiveness seems to be masking the fact that we've seen this before. When Phoenix got Shaq it immediately started failing. Conventional wisdom said "Shaq in the low post, STAT operating in the high post" Instead, it was: Amar'e operating in the high post, utilizes his athleticism to make his way to the rim, Shaq and his man clogging the paint, play over, thank you, we hope you enjoyed your stay, see you next time.
It's kind of the same thing with Tyson now, except it looks like STAT has lost a step as well.
So the "STAT from last year" is a 6'10'' - 6'11'' athletic big, operating 18 feet and down, with the floor spaced, and playing as a center.
How do we recreate the situation where Amar'e had all sorts of advantages playing center....when he's not playing center? Even when he gets some of his explosiveness back, if he gets it back, I'm realistically only expecting to see signs of last year's Amar'e when Tyson is on the bench....like in the Boston game. When Tyson is on the floor, STAT is a jump shooter and a free throw shooter who rarely gets any and-1s, but has WAY more charging fouls against him.
His problem is two fold. Loss of explosiveness, and a center who's not standing 20+ feet away from the rim.
Guess if I was simple in the mind...everything would be fine.
It was only last week that he was questioning the added weight and now all of a sudden he's lost all that weight?
Give me an official weigh in and then i'll believe it. Also, does it even really matter? Weighing more doesn't affect your effort. STAT supposedly has close to zero body fat so weight is no excuse for his poor play. Boris Diaw is mini EC and his shot is just fine...against Amarknee lol.
Last week he told media he dropped 15 pounds this week es up to 20 soo yea