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Amare was compared to Ben Wallace.
He had no post skills or jumpshot before arriving to Phoneix.
D'Antoni and his staff transformed Amare into one of the most talented ans SKILLED big men we can find in the world today, this transformation put Phoneix on the top. Amare has a consistant jumpshot and can handle the ball to drive and slash to the basket, plus his post game is nearly unguardable and unstoppable. Amare before the major injury was a freak, he dominated one of the best defensive big men of all time, Duncan.
So its true, Amare could be a beast on defense if he wanted to, but we have to give D'Antoni credit as a coach for getting the best out of Amare, maxing out potential. This is D'Antoni's best trait.
Plus, if we obtain D'Antoni, it'll attract a lot of free agents.
This would really favor us.