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    Originally Posted by Knicksfansince92
    Dude doesn't rebound, box out... or even attempt to play defense. Seriously... he doesn't even put his hand up to contest shots. And it's not just him but he's the damn leader of the team... if the leader doesn't give a **** the why the **** would anyone else?

    He lets all opposing Big men come in and have career nights, I understand he doesn't want to foul but he just doesn't play D!


    Barganina, Brand(x2),Dirk,Blatche etc

    All have had big nights against Amare,he is so bad defensively we have Williams on Brand. Seriously for 100 million you think he could buckle down for a Q or two and play D.



    He also has this selfishness when he tries to carry the team and tends to force bad shots, He needs to go back to passing like he did when we had that run where he was averaging 4 assist.
    I do notice Amare's lack of intensity on defense. I see him just let guys shoot mid range jumpers a few feet from him and he just stares at them as if his scary grin is going to alter the shot. Amare gets lazy because he focuses on offense so much so prob tries to save his energy for offensive plays and he wants to avoid foul trouble so it just makes him less intense on defense.

    But we have seen many times when Amare gets pissed off and wants to play defense, he has the best blocks in the NBA.

    Just think about the block on Stephen Jackson during an away game that completely silenced the crowd and this dunk would have tied the game i belive and amare just stuffed the crap out of him, embarissing him.


    This is the Amare I wish came every night>>>[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    But honestly

    He is averaging 26 ppg, he is in the top 5 list for MVP candidates, I am not concerned about his intensity on defense because i know he doesnt want to foul people.

    But when he just gives up plays and doesnt rebound, then that is problem


    If Amare doesn't get more than 7 rebounds in a game, then there is a problem. He should get atleast 9 boards every game, with his athleticism he should get more.

    So I know he shows signs of laziness on defense and rebounding but Mike D does not stress these things so how can you expect Amare to focus so much on it?

    Amare can only coach so much before he needs the coach to help him out and the coach only focuses on shooting. And Amare has been stroking it.

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    Originally Posted by Knicksfansince92
    Dude doesn't rebound, box out... or even attempt to play defense. Seriously... he doesn't even put his hand up to contest shots. And it's not just him but he's the damn leader of the team... if the leader doesn't give a **** the why the **** would anyone else?

    He lets all opposing Big men come in and have career nights, I understand he doesn't want to foul but he just doesn't play D!


    Barganina, Brand(x2),Dirk,Blatche etc

    All have had big nights against Amare,he is so bad defensively we have Williams on Brand. Seriously for 100 million you think he could buckle down for a Q or two and play D.



    He also has this selfishness when he tries to carry the team and tends to force bad shots, He needs to go back to passing like he did when we had that run where he was averaging 4 assist.
    Amare still not playing D, don't let the blocks fool you. I even watched a insider with Doc Rivers from back when we played them and even Doc was saying attack AMare he doesn't focus on D especially if he gets a foul. What is with this team One player is not going to change it we need DDDDDDDDDD

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    We need that KG type player or a Perkins.

    A person that will change everyones intensity. Paul Pierce and Ray Allen weren't known for D, but as soon as KG got their they made that commitment and w/ KG yelling at you and beating his chest your going to play better D. We just don't have that.

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    he needs to be taught about defense before he can play it...

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    Originally Posted by NicksKnicks
    he needs to be taught about defense before he can play it...
    "Amare, box out plz"

    "Hey STAT...make playa for rebounds and don't play lazy"

    Amare just fixed his two biggest defensive woes.

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    One thing i learned growing up is that defense is 90% mental and its how hard you care for defense and thats why melo and stat dont play any.they obviously try but it isnt a passion to them to try and lock someone down.where as on offense their passionate thats why there such great scorers.

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    Originally Posted by iSaYughh
    "Amare, box out plz"

    "Hey STAT...make playa for rebounds and don't play lazy"

    Amare just fixed his two biggest defensive woes.


    I always think its funny when people say "just teach them how to do it then"

    You can't teach a guy to play hard all the time or care about the things he'll get no highlight reels over.

    If it were that easy to teach players everything, there would be no flops in the NBA.

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    Amar'e was never taught defense. He has said publicly, that Alvin Gentry i the only coach who ever taught him defensive principles. Defense takes commitment, but it also takes defensive IQ... seeing the ball and your man. Knowing how to judge what a post player is going to do when you are defending him.

    Its about recognizing where your teammates are and knowing when to help and when not to help. This can all be taught. Defense can be taught... don't listen to anyone who says D can't be taught.

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    Cool

    Quick question, how come i have never seen a "why doesn't David Lee play defense", thread, i mean, he is better at it than D. Lee, no?

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    He did TONIGHT!

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    Still a pressing issue now even though
    we have a legit Big man to back him up
    This guy doesn't simply care on defense and
    now that his Jumper is off he's TRASH!

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    Originally Posted by Knicksfansince92
    Dude doesn't rebound, box out... or even attempt to play defense. Seriously... he doesn't even put his hand up to contest shots. And it's not just him but he's the damn leader of the team... if the leader doesn't give a **** the why the **** would anyone else?

    He lets all opposing Big men come in and have career nights, I understand he doesn't want to foul but he just doesn't play D!


    Barganina, Brand(x2),Dirk,Blatche etc

    All have had big nights against Amare,he is so bad defensively we have Williams on Brand. Seriously for 100 million you think he could buckle down for a Q or two and play D.



    He also has this selfishness when he tries to carry the team and tends to force bad shots, He needs to go back to passing like he did when we had that run where he was averaging 4 assist.
    because Mike D and Mike Woodson don't teach him to play defense nor do they hold him accountable for his poor defense. We know Amare can play good defense.

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