Amar’e Stoudemire is off to the worst shooting start of his NBA career, and the Knicks offense has been as disjointed and dysfunctional as it has been under coach Mike D’Antoni. The team’s need for a point guard has never been clearer than in this three-game skid, and tonight they welcome the Suns and Steve Nash. Isn’t that ironic?
The Knicks (6-7) come into tonight fifth-worst in the league in both shooting (41.7 percent) and assists (18.0), and Stoudemire is the poster child for those woes. His 42.0 percent shooting is the most inaccurate of his career — other than his three-game 2005-06 campaign — and he and D’Antoni said his lack of production is a result of the team’s lack of chemistry.