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    Default Great News ! Amare and Tyson will be working with Hakeem Olujuwan this offseason

    That's right ladies and gents... Hakeem the dream will be flying to NY to work out with our 2 all star bigs ... As reported by Stephen a Smith and Ryan Ry
    ucco on 98.7 espn

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    Not really new news, but nice post...would love to see Amare work down low in the post, it would make it more tougher for the opponent to defend us, i rather see Tyson work on a jumper rather than post, but if he can get a little hook shot going on that would be nice to.

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    So, pretty much the way I envision this going down is that Hakeem walks into the gym and one of the Knicks' coaches is going to go up to him and say, "Okay, we need you to teach this one guy everything about how a big man should play offense and this other guy everything about how a big man should play defense."

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    Nice! I remember how he worked with Kobe's game. Hoping for the best!

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    I understand TC may need a little help on the offense, but i'd be fine if he didn't work with him at all.His defensive skills are enough for me, but that Damn AMARE, better get his a** in the gym and sulk up everything The Dream says.Hell the knicks should hire him on the coaching staff full time for the rest of STATS career, as a knick.As much as i defended AMARE this year, i was disgusted with him, not even trying to post up, ever.

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    makes sense if they work together. having TC working on the block is the biggest hurdle with amare and spacing issues.

    if i was amare i would hire a pro volleyball trainer/player. it works on lateral,vertical, timing and coordination in a smaller space.

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    Originally Posted by Almost_famous718
    Not really new news, but nice post...would love to see Amare work down low in the post, it would make it more tougher for the opponent to defend us, i rather see Tyson work on a jumper rather than post, but if he can get a little hook shot going on that would be nice to.
    yeah it's going to be great and this isn't old news this is the first time espn new york is reporting that

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    Originally Posted by JoHnNyBoXeR
    yeah it's going to be great and this isn't old news this is the first time espn new york is reporting that
    oh, maybe it's just official now because before he spoke of working on his post this off-season, i remember posting about it in one of Amare's threads, but yeah at the end of the day this is what we need from Amare, im still not buying into him actually using these post moves lol last season he said he was working on his "Handles/crossover" and we seen how that turned out

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    this is actually great news, if STAT indeed continues to be a Knick, and that looks like the case if they brought the Dream in to help... Personally, i'd rather see Knicks trade STAT and free up cap space, as he's no longer worth the money he's being paid; BUT - if Akeem can help him improve by developing a post up, defensive presence, I'm all for it. those are 2 areas STAT needs the most help.

    Major props to Wood Son for thinking outside the box.
    First he's helping Fields with the jump shot, now this...

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    Great news... any chance we can get Harrelson and Jordan to sit in on a couple of these sessions? Wouldn't hurt.

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    Originally Posted by JoHnNyBoXeR
    That's right ladies and gents... Hakeem the dream will be flying to NY to work out with our 2 all star bigs ... As reported by Stephen a Smith and Ryan Ry
    ucco on 98.7 espn
    I'm not one to toot my on horn but I said STAT needed to do this immediately after hearing he worked out with D12. Better late than never I guess...

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    A source close to Amare Stoudemire told ESPNNewYork.com that the Knicks' power forward will work with NBA legend and post-up coach Hakeem Olajuwon later this offseason.

    Olajuwon will fly to New York in August to train with Stoudemire. The source also said Tyson Chandler might join Stoudemire for the workouts, but that hasn't been confirmed.

    Olajuwon, 49, has previously worked one-on-one with three of the best players in the game: Kobe Bryant (2009), Dwight Howard (2010) and LeBron James last summer. Each player showed immediate improvement on the block in the following season.

    Stoudemire's future work with Olajuwon could signal Mike Woodson's coaching strategy to use him more in the low post and have Chandler become the team's main high pick-and-roller with Jeremy Lin and Carmelo Anthony. (Stoudemire has more of a foundation in the low post already.)

    In this scenario, the Knicks could have more defined roles and less crowding on the court, which would lead to better ball movement and scoring opportunities. They also need to score more in the paint and have more bodies for offensive rebounds besides Chandler, as they finished this past season in the middle of the league in both categories.

    Stoudemire has never been a consistent back-to-the-basket threat -- he has mostly scored off drives, midrange jumpshots and pick-and-rolls -- but if he can combine his intensity and aggressiveness with some new moves from Olajuwon, he could be a more complete threat.

    Stoudemire is currently traveling overseas for a couple of weeks. Once he returns, he'll start a training program with a conditioning coach and physical therapist for his back. He suffered a bulging lower disk toward the end of this past season.

    Stoudemire was not in Los Angeles this past week to meet with Woodson, Lin, Anthony and members of the coaching and training staff; he was in Chicago, hosting his Nike big man camp for top high school and college players.

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    Originally Posted by Clyde & The Pearl
    I'm not one to toot my on horn but I said STAT needed to do this immediately after hearing he worked out with D12. Better late than never I guess...
    Now Maybe Tyson Chandler will teach him how to put some effort on the defensive end, till this day i don't get how your standing next to the best defensive player all season.. yet your crap on defense. Even Dirk's defense improved slightly with Chandlers presence

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    Originally Posted by Almost_famous718
    Now Maybe Tyson Chandler will teach him how to put some effort on the defensive end, till this day i don't get how your standing next to the best defensive player all season.. yet your crap on defense. Even Dirk's defense improved slightly with Chandlers presence
    The difference between Dirk and STAT is that Dirk doesn't have a poo covered carrot for a brain. Dirk knew full well that he could afford to gamble more on defense with Chandler stalking his opponent in the background, and with a good blend of timing and anticipation he made that a plus for Dallas' defense.

    STAT, the unrivaled maker of empty promises, is so fcking retarded and so entwined in his own little world, that the concept of doing anything coherent defensively as a teammate surpasses him.

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    Originally Posted by Crazy⑧s
    The difference between Dirk and STAT is that Dirk doesn't have a poo covered carrot for a brain. Dirk knew full well that he could afford to gamble more on defense with Chandler stalking his opponent in the background, and with a good blend of timing and anticipation he made that a plus for Dallas' defense.

    STAT, the unrivaled maker of empty promises, is so fcking retarded and so entwined in his own little world, that the concept of doing anything coherent defensively as a teammate surpasses him.
    your right, maybe next season well see some improvement. I understand defense wasn't his thing in high school, and playing for MDA his whole career didn't help him defensively either, but if he can give somewhat of the effort he gave us in his 2010 season that would be helpful for this team going forward. I feel ever since Melo came to the team Stat has been on cruise control and to laid back. We need the aggressive Stat from the PRE- MELO trade, even then he played SOMEWHAT better defense than he played last season.

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