For me, without a shadow of a doubt, it's Amar'e.
But that's me holding on to the fool's hope that he has a sense of reality to his approach of improving his most flawed aspects: defense, rebounding, awareness. He seems so undereducated and disinterested.
In fact, I think for him to regain face as a Knick, he'll almost certainly have to become the mirrored image of himself.
All his flaws need to take preference over his talents, IMO, for the betterment of the franchise.
Does anyone disagree with that?
● I can't deny that I'm happy that he's going to train with Hakeem this offseason, but that's rounding out his offense. He needs to brainwashed defensively prior to that.
If he were to exert half of the extra effort he gave last season on the glass, and could be committed to team defense as wingman to Chandler, we'd have the threatening front-court as advertised with Tyson's acquisition.
If one thing can be said for him, he reacts well to praise. Prior to earning any, however, his focus must be on being the enforcer he pretends to be during interviews. If he were to average 11 boards, 2 blocks and be recognized as a vastly improved defender, I couldn't give a **** if he average 10 points a game @ around 50% FG, as it simply would not matter.
So that's me: teach this old dog some new tricks. In doing so, lookout for the Knicks to push for 50 wins.