John why you think Phoneix didn't want to keep Amare? They have the best athletic training staff in the NBA. The saw that Amare wasn't the same, his shot was easy to block and was not a max player. Amare is currently a Spurs version of Antonio McDysess with more touches and no defense. Its a problem because this isn't a temporary thing. Amare's limitations are timeless. He won't acquire his athelicism back
The Knicks were in a situation in which they were desperate to acquire talent and weren't going to miss out on acquiring available talent after promising their fans for 2 years that they were going to rebuild through the 2010 free agency. It would have looked bad on the NYK's front office had they not signed anyone that summer after blowing up the team and forcing their fans to watch a couple of seasons of losing basketball.
I agree that I was one of those people that was worried about Amar'e's overall health and durability.And that Phoenix didn't want to take a shot at Amar'e because they didn't believe he was a franchise player and were concerned about his knees. But he managed to play at a high level for Phoenix and in the NBA the numbers that a player puts up or the potential that a player has seems to catch the attention of certain GM's more than his medical record does.
I wish Amar'e were as durable as Kurt Thomas but unfortunately he has had an injury plagued career and has a lot of mileage on his body. The best thing that Amar'e could do if he doesn't come back to what he was last year is concentrate on rebounding and defense instead of scoring.
At 20 million a year it eats up a lot of our cap room and our flexibility.
I do not think it makes anyone less of a fan or harsh by saying that YES we agreed with the signing of Amare and he has up until this year carried the Knicks and given his heart and soul. And for those 2 years he was paid 40 million........
Now we are in a situation where we do not need Amare to carry the team, His game as been totally off and his CONTRACT is eating up our flexibility to make us strong for the next few years.......If its possible to trade him I am sure we fill the CURRENT needs of the Knicks better then using it all on Amare...
If we do not trade Amare I do think come playoff time he will step it up and it will be a plus having him......I am concerned about if he does not turn it around and the Knicks are stuck with a 20 million dollar contract,,,,,,,Why roll the dice if we can trade him ?????? whats the loss ? That amare gave his heart and soul to the Knicks ???? 20 million a year he should.
LOL @ the never ending stat Rants.
We can only talk about how much stat sucks, and present trade ideas. In reality the league is updated on players and im pretty sure they notice stat sucks just like us.
Lets say your a GM, would you come to the knicks about a trade for stat?? unless your the bobcats, wizards, raptors, hornets or kings NO WAY IN HELL your coming to the knicks to see about stat. Unless there is a team who has a player on the trading block that you would like to acquire and you feel will benefit the team. Like David Lee <--- warriors are including him in a deal to get rid of monta ellis ( so the rumors say) this is where you call up the Warriors about a possible trade.
Do you Honestly think, our front office is going to trade away the guy that made the Knicks relevant?
More importantly do you not realize this is THE NEW YORK KNICKS, believe it or not, though stat sucks people still buy his jerseys and he still sells tickets and puts a$$es in those seats. Linsanity is the new "big thing" but, dont think for one second there aren't alot of fans who come to see Carmelo and Stat play.
You really think our front office is trading away AMARE STOUDEMIRE for a player of less popularity and less of a big name? Dolan will Veto this.
Rant, Rant, and Rant about stat all you want, the only player this front office would have a possibility of trading stat for and get back a high value for him would be Dwight Howard, if the magic became desperate.
Kevin Love > Amare
Dirk Nowitzki > Amare
Lamarcus Aldrige> Amare
Blake Griffen > Amare
Pau Gasol > Amare
Chris Bosh > Amare
^^^Those are just all stars
David Lee> Amare
Paul Milsap> Amre
Al Jefferson> Amare
Tim Duncan> Amare
Kris Humphries> Amare
Andrea Bargarni> Amare
Anderson Verajo> Amare
The most fickle fans in the history of sports.
u guys all call yourselves knicks fan yet all u do Is bag on players when they rnt playing at an elite level...yes amare isnt playing well but every1 saying "trade him he sucks" isn't going to help
is a player not allowed to have an off year anymore?
the guy is coming off an injury where he couldn't play all off season and now has to find a way to fit in...he is trying and thts wat matters its not like he is going out there and not doing anything...if nothing else he is attracting the d
I hope u all realize tht once he starts playing at the elite level again u will all b kissing his ass...and remember we wouldn't b where we r 2day without him because do u really think melo, chandler, Davis, etc would have come here if it wasnt for him...you can answer tht for yourselves and stop hating