By putting in offseason work to lose weight, it appears Marbury has either bought into Mike D'Antoni's fast-break offense or is looking to contribute significantly to another team.
There are a few in New York who think the new coach-point guard relationship could work. When asked if there are any Knicks players who have a chance to improve under Mike D'Antoni's system, forward Malik Rose answered, "Oddly enough – Steph.
"Steph is ultra-talented," Rose added. "Although I think he can play in a structured system, I think a system that is less-structured is to his strength. Steph is phenomenal. He can score from the outside, score from the inside and drive. I think this system suits his game better."
A new, less-structured system may be what it takes to rejuvenate Marbury's career. If nothing else, his game can't deteriorate any further than it did under Isiah Thomas.