Just read this little piece on him:
Then in the afternoon, Stoudemire works with a conditioning coach focusing a lot on cardio, core development and hip movement in order to ensure that part of his body is quicker and stronger for defensive maneuvering and positioning. That's arguably his biggest deficiency, which is why the defensive-minded Mike Woodson wants him to improve in that area, so he can be more consistent making stops.
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Any predictions? You're a man sporting a good frontal lobe, Zeke. Whatcha got?
I'll go with 19 PPG - 9RPG - 1.4 BPG and 49FG%.
What I'd like to see is a 20 - 10 season, or if not a bump in PPG, a significant bump in RPG.
I want to see this line-up on the floor at least once:
SG -Jason Kidd - 39 yrs old
PG -Pablo Prigioni - 35 yrs old
C - Marcus Camby - 38 yrs old
PF -Amare Stoudemare - 30 yrs old in November
SF - Kurt Thomas - 40 yrs old in October
I want to see Amare, Carmelo, and Felton play like they want to shut the media up and I want to see them prove that they can go big.
The reality of it is that they know they deserve the criticism they recieved. Not everything is just about how the media hates the knicks. The knicks have not been very good the past two years, especially a team with so much talent.
I want to see Carmelo tell ESPN to shut the **** up through all 82 games. This season will define STAT and melo's careers.
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I see his total points being underwhelming, but his fg% going back to something approaching primetime STATistical days. Rebounding I'm just hoping for 7+, though!
17.5PPG, 8.2RPG, 2 BPG, 56FG%
and once Hakeem the f*cking Dream teaches STAT some post moves, I def expect 20 and 8.
I looking forward the "Defense" chant meaning something again in the Garden....I am looking forward to Chandler/Cambyman throwing a block party. I am looking forward to the Knicks being on national TV 2-3 times a week like the good ole' days. I am looking forward to Hubie Brown doing our games again. I am looking forward to Reggie Miller having to actually say nice thing about the Knicks. I am looking forward to getting up on Sunday am and the Knicks/Heat kicking off the doubleheader. I am looking forward to watching J Kidd in the colors dropping dimes. And finally I am looking forward to MELO wheeling and dealing and making believers out of even the most hard-core haters
I think you're right about Melo. He's been through the turmoil that Knickdom puts on underachieving through the start of last season. He has his coach now, and a supporting cast to carry and lead. He also has the tutelage he needs in the presence of veterans, and the voice he needs defensively in TC.
Really looking forward to his upcoming season.
I just cant wait to see Kurt Thomas and Camby back in a Knicks uniform