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    Nyk Logo Who has more to prove this season?

    Who has more to prove this upcoming season?

    Amare Stoudemire

    Once the prince of NYC sports, STAT is coming off his worst year as a pro and needs to prove to this fanbase that he is worth the money being paid to him.

    His previous back injury, the lockout, short training camp, condensed season and brother's death have all been well documented. However, this is a results-based city with high expectations, especially for a player who once proclaimed "NY is back". The arrival of Melo and birth of Linsanity has taken most of the spotlight off him (rightfully so) and has even caused questions about his ability to compete at a high level for 48 minutes.

    STAT has been connecting with his fans tweeting and posting media all summer showing everyone how hard he's been working to come back better than ever. This is certainly great news, but then we get back to those two connecting words that mean so much around these parts... RESULTS-BASED.

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    Raymond Felton


    Once the co-leader for a rejuvinated knicks squad, Felton has fallen from grace as a result of lack of motivation and fitness issues. Felton, with the help of STAT, became a top pg in the EC and showed everyone what he could do when allowed to be more agressive and free in the MDA system.

    Being traded to Denver didn't sit well with Felton, plus going from starter to reserve made things worse. While the team was having success, Felton eventually lost his edge with the change of scenery and soon became an "average" pg again. The eventual trade to POR didn't help matters either as he constantly had issues with the coach, resulting in fluctuating minutes.

    Felton is now back where he wants to be and plans to show everyone that he isn't a downgrade from the short lived Linsanity or an out of shape "average" pg who can only thrive in a fast pased system. Lin is a worldwide phenomenon and Felton has become the guy that replaced him, which is a tough spot to be in. This carries a lot of pressure even though Felton has way more experience and put up similar numbers in his previous stint with the Knicks.

    Bottom line is Felton is young enough to get another valuable payday at the end of his contract. This will be his last opportunity to prove he can lead this ready-to-win-now Knicks team and convince the league that he is a true "above average" starting PG with all-star potential.

    Begin.

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    I would say its about 70% Amare 30% Riverside Ray.

    Amare has more to prove because of the contract he has.

    Ray has alot to prove because this is pretty much his last chance to shine in a starting role as a pg on a championship caliber team.

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    Originally Posted by Knicks4Life_1985
    I would say its about 70% Amare 30% Riverside Ray.

    Amare has more to prove because of the contract he has.

    Ray has alot to prove because this is pretty much his last chance to shine in a starting role as a pg on a championship caliber team.
    I totally agree. I also think you can make a case for both when you factor in the Linsanity shoes Ray has to fill, unfortunately.

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    The guy sitting on the 100 Mill Contract

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    Originally Posted by nyk_nyk
    I totally agree. I also think you can make a case for both when you factor in the Linsanity shoes Ray has to fill, unfortunately.

    Damn I almost forgot good point on the Lin ****. People are gonna start yapping about Lin the second he has a bad game. Even though the guy was a turnover machine. As long as he is feeding Melo and Amare the assist should pile up. I look for him to also return with the same chip on his shoulder he had during the first run with the Knicks

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    I still think Felton is a scrub until he proves me wrong.

    Key to success is Amare playing like a beast. Esp when he tried to fight the fire extinguisher. If he sucks this year. everyone will be calling for his head.

    If Felton sucks everybody will just say "I told you so"

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    STAT, I don't think Felton has to prove anything.

    We know what Felton is and he will do for us, anything extra is a great bonus.

    STAT is the superstar coming off a disappointing season. STAT has to come in and dunk nuts on everyone.

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    Originally Posted by NYk_Reloaded718
    The guy sitting on the 100 Mill Contract
    whoa-ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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    Easily Stat...I can understand Rays situation, he was on a bum team and alotta players had their problems last year with the shortened season. Stat on the other hand was on a playoff last year and he had one of his worst years.

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    Originally Posted by blahwoop
    I still think Felton is a scrub until he proves me wrong.
    I guess you weren't paying attention to the knicks when Felton was the starting PG.

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    Default Time to be open-minded "Truth Hurts"

    The day Carmelo Anthony arrived in New York the Knicks went back to its 2001 to 2009 Chaotic behaviour .. getting SWEEP in the first round with super-star Rice then super-star Marbury having one to many 23 win seasons.

    The 2011-12 Knicks season with Carmelo Anthony getting the ball on every offensive possession started the season with a 8-15 record before getting injured .. Who saved the Knicks 2011-12 season from becoming a 23 win season? a product from the D.League who performance was labeled "Lin-Sanity" .. The Truth Hurts!!!

    Now who is it that need the most improvement next season?
    The career super-star who gets knocked out of the playoff in the first-round...

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    The day Carmelo Anthony arrived in New York the Knicks went back to its 2001 to 2009 Chaotic behaviour .. getting SWEEP in the first round with super-star Rice then super-star Marbury having one to many 23 win seasons.

    The 2011-12 Knicks season with Carmelo Anthony getting the ball on every offensive possession started the season with a 8-15 record before getting injured .. Who saved the Knicks 2011-12 season from becoming a 23 win season? a product from the D.League who performance was labeled "Lin-Sanity" .. The Truth Hurts!!!

    Now who is it that need the most improvement next season?
    The career super-star who gets knocked out of the playoff in the first-round...
    This holds no baring to circumstance.

    Yes, Melo was rubbish at the start of last season. I'll pay you that. But the circumstances surrounding NY's last 2 playoff exits were not in the team's favour. Blaming any one individual for that, or choosing to ignore that fact for the sake of pointing fingers is unfair.

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    Originally Posted by Crazy⑧s
    This holds no baring to circumstance.

    Yes, Melo was rubbish at the start of last season. I'll pay you that. But the circumstances surrounding NY's last 2 playoff exits were not in the team's favour. Blaming any one individual for that, or choosing to ignore that fact for the sake of pointing fingers is unfair.

    Crazy.... I would probably respond the same as u did when someone blame one player for a teams poor performance .. but I played on some great teams that eventually added the Melo/Marbury type of player to the team which caused such a low morale in teammates effort to where teammates were coming-up with every excuse in the world to not come to practice, myself included. Some players could take all the fun out of playing basketball .. ThankGod we have trades.
    Dont believe the hype, "one bad Apple can spoil the bunch", that is why in the medical field some peeps have to be quarrentine from others.

    In November 2011 we did not need the Melo-trade we needed to add a starting SG, and Fire Dantoni in the process.
    When the Denver Nuggets didnt lose one step, but gained an extra step in their playoff race after losing two super-stars Melo/Billups shouldve been a "RED-FLAG" for all Knicks Fans when we got swept in the first round by a no-center Boston Celtics, and the Denver Nuggets went 5 close games with the young dominating OKC Thunder in the post season.

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    Originally Posted by Kiyaman
    Crazy.... I would probably respond the same as u did when someone blame one player for a teams poor performance .. but I played on some great teams that eventually added the Melo/Marbury type of player to the team which caused such a low morale in teammates effort to where teammates were coming-up with every excuse in the world to not come to practice, myself included. Some players could take all the fun out of playing basketball .. ThankGod we have trades.
    Dont believe the hype, "one bad Apple can spoil the bunch", that is why in the medical field some peeps have to be quarrentine from others.

    In November 2011 we did not need the Melo-trade we needed to add a starting SG, and Fire Dantoni in the process.
    When the Denver Nuggets didnt lose one step, but gained an extra step in their playoff race after losing two super-stars Melo/Billups shouldve been a "RED-FLAG" for all Knicks Fans when we got swept in the first round by a no-center Boston Celtics, and the Denver Nuggets went 5 close games with the young dominating OKC Thunder in the post season.
    Kiya.....I hear you. But in all that you said, you didn't manage to mention the point I made in the post you quoted. That being, the Knicks were incredibly unfortunate in both first round losses, with injuries and even ailments.

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    Originally Posted by Den318
    Agreed 100%, Melo is the one that have the most to prove. He is a selfish player that only care about his own stats. This is a make or break season for him. Another one and out in the playoff and he will be forever known as a superstar loser.

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