The posters that do believe Amare has declined because of Melo check Amare's game log. Carmelo's knicks debut was Feb 23 vs the Bucks
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Amare's averages month by month
November - 24.6
December - 29.8
January - 25.7
February - 24.3
March - 24.3
April - 20.8
Stat actually missed a game shortly before we got Melo, I think maybe part of him "getting tired" had to do with the fact he was playing through pain. So perhaps injuries slowed Amare down, not Carmelo.
Stat managed to still get a very efficient 28pts and 11rbs in game 1 against Boston in the playoffs, before injuring his back. But thats impressive considering the Celtics defense.
Last year Stat never averaged more then 18ppg in any month. It probably is injuries slowing Stat down more then anything else, something the knicks shoulda taken a better look at before throwin 100 milli at him for 5 years.
This whole "Carmelo slowed down Amare's game" argument is not really anything more then a myth started by the media. Hes not the ball hog that people make him out to be. He gets way too much unfair hate.