Without Amare playing at full strength and potential this team will never win
The scrimmages they run cannot replace real games against a different team even if its preseason. This is the place to run sets and do all the other things you work on in practice. Against a team that has no idea what your game plan is. It would have been of great value to see how Amare scored against and guarded KG. Melo has looked great so far, but wouldn't it have been good to see how they performed together? There's still 4 more games and i'm sure Amare will play in the rest of them but its just frustrating when the blame for the non-chemistry was lack of preseason and training camp.
First thing First Amare has to make it his duty to be PREPARED come playoff time. I'm tired of watching Carmelo carry the scoring load for us in the playoff, Celtics vs Knicks (Amare injured doing dunks before game) Heat vs Knicks (Amare Injured punching fire extinguisher)
Correct me if im wrong here but i dont believe Amare and Melo even played at least 5 games together in the playoffs due to Amare always getting injured, thats not good at all.. Carmelo needs Amare's help just as much as Amare would Need Melo's Help.
For us to win a championship both our team leaders need to enter the playoffs with a chip on their shoulder and play up to their potential as well as boost up their defensive approach.
I say trade Amar'e because of this one play:
Amarknee might actually be the worst defensive PF to ever play the game
Damn, y'all are going in on Amar'e lmao, but real talk, I thought about him being traded while he still has value. Now, if he plays like "himself" during the season, my hope will be restored but as of now, dude is a shell of himself.
Start judging him after 20 games at LEAST so you can grasp a fair analysis of how he will integrate with Woodson's system and front court.
There is something about Amare Stoudemire peeps seem to forget ....
If Amare's lockerroom teammates are not on the same-page Amare is outty
wid injuries or some kind of excuse not to play.
Amare came down wid injuries a month before Phoenix traded Marbury to NY ..
Amare came down wid a season-injury when Joe-Johnson wasnt resign, and two
6.9 players were added (Diaw & Kurt Thomas) to the Suns roster ..
Amare came down wid a half-season injury during Shaq full season wid Phoenix Suns ..
Amare came down wid hit and miss injuries when Melo join the Knicks
When Woody, Kidd, and Camby get our lockerroom disciplint and on the same-page
Amare's unstoppable performance at getting consecutive wins will have fans over-looking
his water-down defense .... Amare got to the WCF three times as the Suns Center.
I know all this without being an Amare-fan...